Findmypast.co.uk works with a range of family history organisations and genealogy experts to bring you the best records and resources. We're proud of our unique and ongoing relationships with these partners.
Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives
If you'd like to commission an expert to do your family history research for you, findmypast.co.uk recommends the Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives. We are working with AGRA to promote excellence in genealogy and research.
In May 2010, findmypast.co.uk's parent company brightsolid signed a 10-year agreement with the British Library to safeguard the future of the world's greatest newspaper archive. This is the most significant mass digitisation of newspapers the UK has ever seen. Once the project is finished, you will be able to search 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's collection on findmypast.co.uk
Canterbury Cathedral Archives
We are proud to be working in association with Canterbury Cathedral Archives to bring you the Canterbury Collection. Canterbury Cathedral Archives collects, cares for, and gives access to records that relate to Canterbury Cathedral, the City of Canterbury, parishes in the historic Archdeaconry of Canterbury and other local institutions and families.
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies
Cheshire Archives and Local Studies collects, preserves and promotes interest in and the use of archives, records and printed material relating to the historic county of Cheshire. The service has in its care many thousands of records, some dating from as far back as the 12th century. Findmypast.co.uk is proud to work with Cheshire Archives and Local Studies to bring you closer to your Cheshire ancestors.
City of Westminster Archives Centre
We're pleased to be working in association with City of Westminster Archives Centre to bring you the Westminster Collection. The records in the collection are an essential resource for anyone with Westminster ancestors.
The FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and helps people to find and share family history information. Findmypast.co.uk has worked in partnership with FamilySearch to provide the 1881 census and the images for the WO97 Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913.
Federation of Family History Societies
The Federation of Family History Societies is an educational charity formed in 1974 and granted charitable status in 1982. The organisation represents over 160 family history societies worldwide, including national, regional and one-name groups. The FFHS distributes its members' data in partnership with findmypast.co.uk to bring you hundreds of thousands of parish and census records, as well as the National Burial Index.
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS) preserves and promotes resources for the study and enjoyment of Hertfordshire's heritage. Over 3 million documents dating from 1060 to the present day are stored on five miles of shelving at County Hall in Hertford. Findmypast.co.uk is proud to work with HALS to bring you closer to your Hertfordshire ancestors.
Manchester City Council
Findmypast is proud to be working with Manchester City Council's Libraries, Information and Archives to bring a rich collection of regional documents to the site. The Manchester Collection comprises records which reveal how our ancestors lived including school, industrial school, workhouse and prison registers, parish record transcripts, apprenticeships and cemetery records. The collection provides a fascinating insight into the Victorian history of the city and could prove vital to anyone with connections to the area.
National Library of Wales and the Welsh County Archivists Group
The National Library of Wales and the Welsh County Archivists Group have provided findmypast.co.uk with the Welsh parish registers in our Wales Collection.
Naval & Military Press
Findmypast.co.uk has worked in partnership with Naval & Military Press to bring you the following record sets from our vast military collection: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919, National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918, De Ruvigny's Roll 1914-1918, Distinguished Conduct Medal Citations 1914-1920, Ireland's Memorial Records of the Great War, Naval Casualties 1914-1919, Army Roll of Honour 1939-45, WWII Prisoners of War and Waterloo Medal Roll 1815.
Plymouth & West Devon Record Office
Plymouth City Council's Plymouth & West Devon Record Office is the principal archive repository within Plymouth and the West Devon area. PWDRO holds records of the old borough and modern city of Plymouth, as well as the West Devon area. Findmypast.co.uk is proud to work with PWDRO to give you access to your Plymouth and West Devon ancestors.
The Royal Archives is responsible for preserving the official and personal archives of the Sovereign and of members of the Royal Family and the administrative records of the Royal Household and private estates. Findmypast.co.uk is working in partnership with the Royal Archives to bring you the records in the Royal Archives Collection.
Society of Genealogists
The Society of Genealogists is an educational charity whose purpose is to 'promote, encourage and foster the study, science and knowledge of genealogy'. The SOG provides findmypast.co.uk with multiple record sets that include the Civil Service Evidence of Age 1752-1948 and the Great Western Railway Shareholders Index 1835-1932. The SOG has kindly arranged a discount for findmypast.co.uk members who wish to join as new SOG members. Just write 'findmypast member discount' on your application form along with the username or email address you use to log in to findmypast.co.uk. The SOG will waive the joining fee - a discount of £10.
Surrey History Trust
Findmypast.co.uk is delighted to be working in partnership with the Surrey History Trust to make available online some of its core records to family historians with roots in the county. The Surrey Recruitment Registers 1908-1933 contain details of men who enlisted with the British Army at various locations in Surrey during the early part of the 20th century. The majority of these records will be of particular interest to family historians with Surrey ancestors who served during WW1. These records are not a complete recruitment record of men in that county; however, the registers provide a fascinating snapshot of Surrey's men. Findmypast.co.uk is thrilled to be able to publish these records online.
The National Archives
The National Archives is the UK government's official archive, containing over 1,000 years of history. We work with TNA to bring you hundreds of thousands of records, many of which you won't find elsewhere online. Records that you'll see on our site from TNA include the British Army service records 1760-1915 and passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960
We also work with many other smaller organisations and independent data providers who are crucial in helping us to provide the best online genealogy resource.