The Findmypast Video Library

The Findmypast Video Library

Welcome to our growing collection of video tutorials and webinars. From military history to getting the most out of Findmypast's online features, we hope these videos will give you valuable guidance on researching your family history. Check back regularly to see all our new video content!

Getting started with your family tree

Getting started with your family tree Getting started with your family tree

In this short video we show you all you need to know about getting started with our fantastic family tree builder.

Getting started with hints

Getting started with hints Getting started with hints

With our collection of billions of records growing every day, learn how our handy hints feature will ensure that you don't miss a potential match.

Findmypast's Irish Records with Brian Donovan

Findmypast's Irish Records with Brian Donovan Findmypast's Irish Records with Brian Donovan

Findmypast's collection of Irish family history records is the largest you'll find anywhere online. In this video, filmed at RootsTech 2016, Irish family history expert Brian Donovan takes us through the collection, how to use it and its importance to Irish family history researchers.

US marriage records at Findmypast

US marriage records at Findmypast US marriage records at Findmypast

We're excited to announce the release of the largest online collection of US marriages in history, which when complete will include over 100 million records covering 450 years

Getting started with records

Getting started with records Getting started with records

In this short video we explain the different types of records you'll find on Findmypast and how to use them to trace your family.

Advanced family tree builder

Advanced family tree builder Advanced family tree builder

In this short video we show you how to use the advanced features of our family tree builder to created detailed profiles of your ancestors.

Getting started on the 1939 Register

Getting started on the 1939 Register Getting started on the 1939 Register

Learn how to search the 1939 Register, one of the most important documents in modern British history, only available on Findmypast in association with The National Archives.

Expert insights into the 1939 Register

Expert insights into the 1939 Register Expert insights into the 1939 Register

With the help of the experts at The National Archives, we've put together a few answers that may help our advanced users to better understand elements of the Register.

A guide to the Irish Catholic Parish registers

A guide to the Irish Catholic Parish registers A guide to the Irish Catholic Parish registers

In March, 2016, we added 10 million Irish Catholic Parish registers to our unrivalled collection of Irish family history records. In this video, Abigail Rieley takes us through the importance of these records and how you can make the best use of them.

Tips and tricks for searching Irish records

Tips and tricks for searching Irish records Tips and tricks for searching Irish records

In this essential webinar, Irish genealogy expert Brian Donovan presents Findmypast's unrivalled collection of Irish records, offering tips, tricks and insights into what makes it the biggest and best online.

Andrew Marr presents: Evacuation in WW2

Andrew Marr presents: Evacuation in WW2 Andrew Marr presents: Evacuation in WW2

Andrew Marr explores the 1939 Register, now available to search online only at Findmypast, which reveals the stories of the children who were evacuated, and the families they left behind.

Andrew Marr presents: The Eve of War

Andrew Marr presents: The Eve of War Andrew Marr presents: The Eve of War

Andrew Marr reveals what life was like in Britain on the eve of war, and what you can discover in the pages of the 1939 Register.

Findmypast presents: The 1939 Register

Findmypast presents: The 1939 Register Findmypast presents: The 1939 Register

Watch the latest TV ad from Findmypast promoting the launch of the 1939 Register in association with The National Archives.

Andrew Marr presents: The Home in 1939

Andrew Marr presents: The Home in 1939 Andrew Marr presents: The Home in 1939

Andrew Marr reveals how the home changed for the average Briton in the 1930s.

Tracing your First World War ancestors

Tracing your First World War ancestors Tracing your First World War ancestors

In this video, Findmypast military history expert Paul Nixon takes you through the steps necessary to trace your relatives who served in the First World War. This is a video of a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Birmingham NEC, April 2015

Expert Help - Search Tips

Expert Help - Search Tips Expert Help - Search Tips

Resident Findmypast family historian Myko Clelland gives us techniques to get back further in your family tree and answers some of your burning genealogy questions.

Introduction to the Findmypast Family Tree

Introduction to the Findmypast Family Tree Introduction to the Findmypast Family Tree

In this video, Philip Moir from the Findmypast Family Tree team takes you through the features and functionality of our family tree builder, with a demonstration on building your tree. This presentation is from a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, in April 2015.

How to save newspaper articles to your computer

How to save newspaper articles to your computer How to save newspaper articles to your computer

You can search millions of historical newspaper articles at Findmypast. Find out how to save them to your computer with this handy tutorial.

The Findmypast Family Tree Builder

The Findmypast Family Tree Builder The Findmypast Family Tree Builder

Join our Tree Team Technical Lead Phil Moir as he takes us through all of the features of our brilliant, free family tree builder. Features include Hints, which are now available on census records

New and upcoming, April 2015

New and upcoming, April 2015 New and upcoming, April 2015

Debra Chatfield, Product Marketing Manager at Findmypast provides an overview of some of the new record sets that have been added to Findmypast, along with some tips for searching for your ancestors. She also previews some of the new records that will be coming to Findmypast in the comingmonths. This is a recording of a talk that was first given at WDYTYA Live 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK

Your Irish ancestors and the law

Your Irish ancestors and the law Your Irish ancestors and the law

In this webinar Brian Donovan, who has been at the forefront of digitising Irish family history records for over 15 years, takes you through your Irish ancestors and the law

Exploring Parish Records

Exploring Parish Records Exploring Parish Records

Findmypast Family Historian Myko Clelland takes you through parish records. You'll be equipped with everything you need to know to get back further - from search tips to historical context, with a few stories along the way!

Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War Prisoners of War

We're delighted to share this fascinating video featuring the real stories behind our extensive POW records. With incredible interviews from former POWs, 103-year-old Bill Frankland MD and Royal Navy Officer Bert Turville, you can catch a glimpse of the brutal conditions your ancestor endured.

Findmypast Expert Help - Irish Records

Findmypast Expert Help - Irish Records Findmypast Expert Help - Irish Records

Findmypast Irish expert Brian Donovan takes your questions and tells you how you can use records on Findmypast to trace those elusive ancestors from the emerald isle.

Getting the most out of Findmypast's criminal records

Getting the most out of Findmypast's criminal records Getting the most out of Findmypast's criminal records

In this video, Findmypast's criminal history expert Abigail Rieley takes you through the millions of recently added crime, prisons and punishment records, helping you to explore these collections and discover the jailbirds in your family tree.

Military History with Paul Nixon

Military History with Paul Nixon Military History with Paul Nixon

Findmypast has the most comprehensive collection of British Army service records. In this webinar, resident military expert Paul Nixon demonstrated how to make the most of Findmypast’s extensive collection of Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force records.

Breaking Down Brick Walls

Breaking Down Brick Walls Breaking Down Brick Walls

In this webinar, family history experts Joshua Taylor and Myko Clelland run you through the possible avenues you can explore when you run up against a brick wall in your family history research.

Expert Help - British Newspapers

Expert Help - British Newspapers Expert Help - British Newspapers

Who Do You Think You Are? lead genealogist Laura Berry explains why she loves the Historic British Newspapers on Findmypast, shows how to use them and answers some of your questions!

Expert Help - Military Records

Expert Help - Military Records Expert Help - Military Records

Findmypast military expert Paul Nixon answers your questions and explains how to learn more about your military ancestors by telling the story of the village of Chailey.

Expert Help - Censuses

Expert Help - Censuses Expert Help - Censuses

Findmypast family historian Amy Sell shows us techniques to do more with census records and answers some of your burning genealogy questions.

Researching your Waterloo ancestors

Researching your Waterloo ancestors Researching your Waterloo ancestors

In this video, Findmypast family history expert Paul Nixon takes you through the process of researching your relatives who may have been at the Battle of Waterloo. This is a recording of a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Birmingham NEC, April 2015

Getting the most out of Findmypast

Getting the most out of Findmypast Getting the most out of Findmypast

Join our experts Myko Clelland, Joshua Taylor, Amy Sell, Paul Nixon, Brian Donovan & Laura Berry to find out our top tips for using Findmypast to get further in your family history research.

Exploring crime, prison and punishment records

Exploring crime, prison and punishment records Exploring crime, prison and punishment records

We have millions of crime, prison and punishment for you to explore, gaining an insight into the law breakers and law makers in your family tree. In this video, expert in criminal family history Abigail Rieley takes you through the basics of researching the ne'er do wells in your past.