Dear Findmypast member

I’m delighted to announce some significant site developments this week, as well as the launch of Findmypast Fridays – our new weekly record update.

Firstly, some exciting news on site improvements. As you may have read on our blog earlier this week, you can now attach historical records to your family tree. This means that you can connect records directly to people in your tree making it convenient to access them.

We’ve also implemented the ability to export your family tree as a GEDCOM, and we’ve improved GEDCOM import. You can now import your GEDCOM with photographs and other images still attached, making it even more convenient as you won’t need to upload each image individually.

We have made some improvements to the household transcription. Some elements have been rationalised and renamed, and the whole page will now print at once. Depending on the size of the family, the transcript may now print out on one page.

Our Welsh speaking users may be pleased to hear that we now have Welsh translations on our Welsh parish record search screens.

After the great success of our 100in100 campaign, we’re excited to launch Findmypast Fridays. This is our new weekly record round up, presenting thousands of new records every week. You’ll now be able to find all of our new records in one place every Friday – I hope you’ll agree that it’s a great way to start the weekend! You can read more about the new pages, and about this week’s fascinating new records on our blog.

Our Hall of Heroes continues to grow, with the stories of 22 heroes already published on our UK site. The first of your terrific stories of bravery have been published, and we’re working through hundreds of entries to find the most heroic of our members’ ancestors. We’re donating to the British Red Cross for every story published, so please do submit your stories on the Heroes page.

As ever, we appreciate your feedback so please keep sending us your thoughts and ideas, either on our Ideas Board, to our support team, or directly to me at

I really hope you enjoy exploring our new records and site features,

Very best

Annelies Van Den Belt