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Hotwire
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Useful information about findmypast for the press
Leading UK family history website findmypast was the first company to make the complete birth, marriage and death indexes for England & Wales available online in April 2003, winning the Queen's Award for Innovation.
Findmypast has subsequently digitised many more family history records and now offers access to over 1.5 billion records dating as far back as 875AD. This allows family historians to search for their ancestors among comprehensive collections of military, census, migration, parish, education and work records, as well as the original comprehensive birth, marriage and death records. The company runs the official 1911 census website for England & Wales in association with The National Archives and has digitised several other record sets from the national collection.


Past press releases

[Sherlock star's ancestor was more criminal than crime-solver](/content/press-
releases/benedict-cumberbatch.html) - 29 October 2013

[ Findmypast.co.uk uncovers most stupid criminals and bizarre crimes in
history ](/content/press-releases/monkey-crimes) - 24 July 2013

[New project to digitise World War One Royal Air Force records announced by
findmypast.co.uk](/content/press-releases/air79-contract) - 17 July 2013

[New Royal baby's Hollywood cousins discovered by
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/Royal baby relations.pdf) (PDF) - 9 July 2013

[Two million Hertfordshire parish records now online at
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/hertfordshire-launch.pdf) (PDF) - 1 July 2013

[Lincolnshire Archives' parish records published online by
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/lincolnshire-archives-release.pdf) (PDF) - 13
June 2013

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes East Kent parish records from Canterbury Cathedral
Archives](/cms/fmp/pdf/canterbury-search-release.pdf) (PDF) - 27 March 2013

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes more parish records from City of Westminster
Archives Centre](/cms/fmp/pdf/WESTMINSTER-Mar13.pdf) (PDF) - 6 March 2013

[Findmypast.co.uk announces contract to digitise Yorkshire archives' parish
records](/cms/fmp/pdf/yorkshire-digitisation-contract.pdf) (PDF) - 22 February
2013

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes crime, prisons and punishment records from The
National Archives](/cms/fmp/pdf/crime-prisons.pdf) (PDF) - 20 February 2013

[Findmypast.co.uk backs campaign to award Victoria Cross to Britain's first
black army officer](/cms/fmp/pdf/walter-tull.pdf) (PDF) - 10 November 2012

[Pioneering plastic surgery records go online at
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/gillies-wwi-plastic-surgery-records.pdf) (PDF)
- 13 July 2012

[Royal household staff records published online by findmypast.co.uk and the
Royal Archives](/cms/fmp/pdf/royal-households.pdf) (PDF) - 1 June 2012

[Titanic superstitions in the records on findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf
/titanic-superstitions.pdf) (PDF) - 10 April 2012

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes Westminster parish records](/cms/fmp/pdf
/westminster-records-published.pdf) (PDF) - 29 March 2012

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes Welsh parish registers](/cms/fmp/pdf/welsh-parish-
registers.pdf) (PDF) - 1 March 2012

[Findmypast.co.uk to publish Hertfordshire parish records](/cms/fmp/pdf
/hertfordshire-parish-records.pdf) (PDF) - 24 February 2012

[Merchant Navy Seamen 19th century records launched on
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/merchant-navy-seamen-19thcentury.pdf) (PDF) -
22 February 2012

[Findmypast.co.uk to publish Canterbury parish records](/cms/fmp/pdf
/canterbury-collection-announcement.pdf) (PDF) - 24 January 2012

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes the infirmity column of the 1911
census](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911census-infirmity-column-published.pdf) (PDF) - 6
January 2012

[Real-life panto names in findmypast.co.uk's records](/cms/fmp/pdf/panto-
names.pdf) (PDF) - 27 December 2011

[Cheshire Collection launched on findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/cheshire-
collection.pdf) (PDF) - 9 November 2011

[AA Milne in findmypast.co.uk's records on Winnie the Pooh's 85th
birthday](/cms/fmp/pdf/winnie-the-pooh.pdf) (PDF) - 12 October 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk launches the Manchester Collection](/cms/fmp/pdf/manchester-
collection.pdf) (PDF) - 22 September 2011

[Merchant Navy Seamen 20th century records launched on
findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/merchant-navy-seamen-records.pdf) (PDF) - 2
September 2011

[Merchant Navy Seamen records factsheet](/cms/fmp/pdf/merchant-seamen-
factsheet.pdf) (PDF) - 2 September 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk improves deaths records search](/cms/fmp/pdf/improved-
deaths-records-search.pdf) (PDF) - 31 August 2011

[New Business Index records published on findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf
/business-index.pdf) (PDF) - 15 July 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes records for the British Militia](/cms/fmp/pdf
/militia-records.pdf) (PDF) - 24 June 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes more than one million Cambridgeshire parish
records](/cms/fmp/pdf/cambridge-parish-records.pdf) (PDF) - 13 May 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk to work with British Library to publish India Office records
and electoral registers](/cms/fmp/pdf/british-library-india-office-electoral-
rolls.pdf) (PDF) - 2 March 2011

[Start Your Family Tree Week a huge success](/cms/fmp/pdf/start-your-family-
tree-week-success.pdf) (PDF) - 7 January 2011

[Findmypast.co.uk launches Start Your Family Tree Week](/cms/fmp/pdf/start-
your-family-tree-week-2010.pdf) (PDF) - 24 December 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk improves marriage records search](/cms/fmp/pdf/improved-
marriage-records-search.pdf) (PDF) - 5 December 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes WWII prisoner of war records](/cms/fmp/pdf/wwii-
pow-records.pdf) (PDF) - 11 November 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes 2nd Boer War records](/cms/fmp/pdf/boer-war-
records.pdf) (PDF) - 29 October 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk improves births records search](/cms/fmp/pdf/improved-
births-records-search.pdf) (PDF) - 15 July 2010

[WAGS past and present amidst World Cup fever](/cms/fmp/pdf/wags-past-and-
present.pdf) (PDF) - 11 June 2010

[Great Western Railway Shareholder Index now complete](/cms/fmp/pdf/gwr-
complete.pdf) (PDF) - 30 April 2010

[Political party leaders' family history revealed](/cms/fmp/pdf/general-
election-2010.pdf) (PDF) - 23 April 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk to publish Chelsea Pensioners British Army service
records](/cms/fmp/pdf/chelsea-pensioners-records.pdf) (PDF) - 16 March 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk launches the London Collection](/cms/fmp/pdf/london-
collection.pdf) (PDF) - 18 February 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk publishes passenger lists and records of convicts leaving
the UK for Australia](/cms/fmp/pdf/passenger-lists-australian-convicts.pdf)
(PDF) - 26 January 2010

[Findmypast.co.uk launches 14-day free trial](/cms/fmp/pdf/free-trial-
launched.pdf) (PDF) - 2 January 2010

[Winter weddings back in fashion after 110 years](/cms/fmp/pdf/winter-
weddings.pdf) (PDF) - 23 December 2009

[One in six know their ancestors suffered an untimely
death](/cms/fmp/pdf/halloween-2009.pdf) (PDF) - 28 October 2009

[One fifth of Brits have researched the history of their house](/cms/fmp/pdf
/house-history.pdf) (PDF) - 19 September 2009

[Jack the Ripper in the 1881 census records on findmypast.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf
/jack-the-ripper-1881census.pdf) (PDF) - 15 September 2009

[Complete 1911 census now available on 1911census.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911
-census-complete-counties-18-Jun-2009.pdf) (PDF) - 18 June 2009

[1911 census for Wales published on 1911census.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911
-census-wales-published.pdf) (PDF) - 9 June 2009

[Welsh celebrities' ancestors in the 1911 census](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911census-
welsh-celebrities.pdf) (PDF) - 9 June 2009

[Interesting Welsh 1911 census facts](/cms/fmp/pdf/interesting-welsh-
1911census-facts.pdf) (PDF) - 9 June 2009

[1911 census first day results](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911census-first-day-results.pdf)
(PDF) - 14 January 2009

[1911 census published on 1911census.co.uk](/cms/fmp/pdf/1911census-
published.pdf) (PDF) - 13 January 2009

[Interesting 1911 census facts](/cms/fmp/pdf/interesting-1911census-facts.pdf)
(PDF) - 13 January 2009

[Passenger lists published on ancestorsonboard.com](/cms/fmp/pdf
/ancestorsonboard-passenger-lists-published.pdf) (PDF) - 10 January 2007

[Passenger lists online for the first time](/cms/fmp/pdf/passenger-lists-
announcement.pdf) (PDF) - 10 January 2007