News / records

Improving the way we organise historical records ›

15 August, 2011 by Ian

Hello – my name is Ian Tester, and I’m findmypast’s product manager. I wanted to let you know about a fundamental change we’re about to make to the way is organised, which should make it a lot easier for you to find and search the millions of new records we’re adding to the site every month. Findmypast has grown… Read more ›

Saving your records – what’s new, what’s coming ›

13 June, 2011 by Ian

Hello – I’m Ian Tester, the Product Manager for findmypast, and I wanted to let you know about a neat little project we’re in the middle of to make your experience of searching records a little better. You may have noticed recently that small blue stars have started appearing next to your search results and wondered what’s going on. Usually,… Read more ›

We’ve added 12,000 more Chelsea Pensioners records to the site ›

6 April, 2010 by jessmoore

You can now find 12,000 more Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records for 1883-1900 on This brings the total to 302,052 records and 2,141,182 images on the site. This is the latest in a series of updates to these records and there will be plenty more in the future. Get searching our Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records for… Read more ›

Even more Chelsea Pensioners records now on ›

25 March, 2010 by jessmoore

We’ve just added more Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1883-1900 to our site. There are now 289,783 records for you to search. We’ll keep you posted on all the new updates we make to these records – you can expect to see plenty more in the coming months. Search for your military ancestor in our Chelsea Pensioners records today.

A customer’s discovery in the Chelsea Pensioners records ›

22 March, 2010 by Ian

Customers can often be so much more eloquent about the amazing discoveries that they make in our records than we can. Here’s a great example of what you might find in the Chelsea Pesioners records we released last week: “Thanks for the tip about Chesea Pensioner records at I had some credits to use up and was lucky enough… Read more ›

Almost 95,000 new records added to 1851 census ›

17 March, 2010 by jessmoore

We’ve just unearthed nearly 95,000 new records to add to the 1851 census for Isle of Man, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire and Carnarvonshire. See below for a breakdown of the records: Area Piece no. No. of records Isle of Man 2523 12,362    2524 14,623    2525 17,228     2526 11,285 Hampshire 1681 14,616 Buckinghamshire 1723 13,753 Carnarvonshire 2517 11,004  … Read more ›

The London Collection launch ›

18 February, 2010 by jessmoore is pleased to offer a collection of records to help people track down their London-based ancestors and unearth the milestone events of famous Londoners from the past. The London Collection includes records of baptisms, marriages and burials which date back to 1538. These include significant dates in the lives of famous Londoners including Charles Dickens’ marriage in Chelsea in… Read more ›

City of London Burial Index records update ›

17 February, 2010 by jessmoore

We have just added over 50,000 new City of London Burial Index records to The records are for St Andrew Holborn church for the period 1754-1812. You can view these records within the parish records collection on our site. The original City of London Burial Index was created by Cliff Webb and produced by the West Surrey Family History… Read more ›

New parish records added for Lambeth ›

16 February, 2009 by Ian

We’ve added over 31,000 burial records for the parish of St Mary, Lambeth, the former parish church of Lambeth (then in the county of Surrey). These cover the period 1777-1819.