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Problems accessing Family Tree Explorer this morning ›

24 September, 2010

We’re currently having a few problems with the connection between findmypast and Family Tree Explorer, meaning that you cannot access your family trees at the moment. Rest assured that they are safe, and we are working on a fix now to make them visible gain. We hope to have this fixed soon. UPDATE: 24/09/10 14:03 – this is now fixed.… Read more ›

Parish records list alphabetised ›

10 March, 2010

The Knowledge Base section of our site contains our Parish Records Collection. We’ve just alphabetised the parish list so finding the one you need should now be much easier. Have a look at our parish list now.

Today’s youth ‘work-shy and lazy’ study finds ›

26 February, 2010

Findmypast.co.uk has just carried out a survey which has revealed that young Brits shy away from jobs that require hard graft and instead, one in six 18-24 year olds aspire to become a famous singer, actor or member of a band. There has never been such a stark contrast between the career choices of today’s young people when compared to… Read more ›

Family Tree Explorer 3 – multiple spouses now added ›

12 March, 2009

We have now added support for multiple spouses within Family Tree Explorer 3. You will notice that there are now arrows pointing upwards and downwards from each individual: use these to add a new partner to somebody in your family tree. Once a secondary partner has been added, a tab will appear next to the individual, indicating multiple spouses.

findmypast.com video tutorials now available online ›

4 March, 2009

Many people at the WDYTYA LIVE show asked us how they could get hold of the findmypast.com video tutorials, after watching them in the 1911 census classroom. We have now put the tutorials online so you can watch from the comfort of your own home. We hope you find them useful – they guide you through the basic first steps… Read more ›

Family Tree Explorer – new features ›

6 February, 2009

We have added a number of new features to Family Tree Explorer version 3 – here’s a quick summary for those of you using this version: Improved “import” support for different types of GEDCOM files. Although GEDCOM is a standard file format, files do vary very slightly depending on what software has been used to generate them: we have added… Read more ›