No matter how far along you are on your journey into your family history, you’ll need a place to store all of the information you uncover. For this reason, Findmypast has its own free family tree builder. It’s the perfect place to keep all your discoveries safe, creating a detailed and vivid picture of every piece of your family history… Read more ›
Family history comes to life when the pieces of an old puzzle fall into place. Heirlooms are wonderful things, but being able to anchor them in a broader context makes their meaning all the deeper. Records on findmypast have illuminated this love letter from Samuel William Franklin to his sweetheart Sarah Nelson in 1861. The letter – and an official… Read more ›
Our photo expert, Jayne Shrimpton, analyses your family photos. David Cutterage sent in this photo and asked: Hello, I would be grateful for any thoughts you have on this photo. Thank you. Jayne says: As we see, this is a formal photograph taken by a professional photographer in a commercial studio. The scan submitted to Findmypast only shows the picture,… Read more ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›