Start building your tree

Start building your tree

How to make a Findmypast family tree

How to make a Findmypast family tree How to make a Findmypast family tree

Want to start finding your family in 5 minutes? Our family tree builder is so simple to use that we've explained how to get going in under 2 minutes.

Getting started with family tree profiles

Getting started with family tree profiles Getting started with family tree profiles

You can create detailed profiles for every member of your family on your Findmypast tree. Record key life events, add video, voice recordings, and anything else you like to make their profile more personal.

Getting started with hints

Getting started with hints Getting started with hints

Discover how our fantastic hinting feature gets to work scouring the records for your family every time you add new records to your Findmypast tree.

Uploading your family tree

Uploading your family tree Uploading your family tree

In this video, we'll show you how to upload your tree to Findmypast so you can start taking advantage of our fantastic hinting feature.

How to upload your GEDCOM

How to upload your GEDCOM

If you've already created a tree on another website or in an offline family tree software package, but want to have it on Findmypast, you'll be pleased to hear that you don't have to start building it all again from scratch.

Terminology for family relationships

Terminology for family relationships

It's so exciting to find out you have a historical icon in the far-off depths of your family tree... But when you brag to your friends, what do you call this ancestor? We're here to de-mystify those twice-removeds once and for all!

5 steps back to 1911

5 steps back to 1911

Starting your family tree can seem like a daunting task, but getting your head around basic genealogy isn't as hard as you'd think. You can trace your ancestors all the way back to the 1911 Census in just five simple steps.

Getting started with hinting

Getting started with hinting

Whenever you add a new person to your tree or amend a key piece of information for anyone already present, you may notice that a number within a circle appears on your relative's profile. This number represents the hints we've found for that person.

Surprising finds in the 1911 Census

Surprising finds in the 1911 Census

The census can reveal a whole host of essential information for building your family tree. When viewing an original census form, you are actually looking at the information your ancestor entered on that day, in their own handwriting.

Tracing the Chocolate Cream Killer

 Tracing the Chocolate Cream Killer

For her new book, Kaye Jones has traced the life and times of Christiana Edmunds, nicknamed the Chocolate Cream Killer, and one of the most notorious murderesses of the Victorian era, using the Findmypast family tree builder.