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Findmypast weekly update

16 May, 2014

Dear findmypast member

This week I’m happy to announce the release of several major site developments based on the feedback you’ve given.

You flagged that our census household view needed improving. It’s now possible to print transcriptions for both the household and for named individuals. Additional fields are now displayed on the transcripts to give additional information about the individual you’re searching for, and their name is now shown alongside other household members so you can immediately see who they lived with.

We’ve also restored Lincolnshire parish records, we’re reviewing all of our search screens, and we’ve resolved issues with both iPad and Internet Explorer. These developments are part of our ongoing work to improve the site, prioritised by your feedback. Do let us know what you’d like to see next by voting at our Feedback Forum.

Among other record sets, this week our 100in100 campaign launched all surviving British Army service and pension records from World War 1. These crucial records are a key resource for anyone with ancestors who served in the war, and our new indexing means that 600,000 new names have been revealed for the first time. You can find out more about these exciting records here.

I hope this week’s development and record releases help you take your family history research further. You can help shape the future of findmypast by emailing participate@findmypast.co.uk and joining our participation group, and of course you can email me directly at annelies@findmypast.co.uk with your thoughts.

Many thanks,

Annelies Van Den Belt