Start Your Family Tree Week: 26 December - 1 January
Welcome to Start Your Family Tree Week.
Visit our 26 December page now to get your Christmas present of 50 free PayAsYouGo credits!
All the talk of family stories around the Christmas dinner table and catching up with your relatives makes Christmas the perfect time to start building your family tree.
We're here to help you every step of the way. Each day from Boxing Day until New Year's Day, we'll give you hints and tips on how best to research your family tree and how to get the most out of our records. We've got activities, guides and charts galore to help you on your way.
Already started your family tree? We think you'll still find our hints and tips useful. Why not let friends and family who are new to family history in on the fun? Email the link to this page to anyone who might be interested, or share the link on Facebook and Twitter
All week we're running a 'just for fun' quiz so you can put on your sleuthing hats (as well as your party hats) over the festive period. You'll find two fun family history questions to answer on each day's page – one that's not too challenging and one to stretch you a little more.
We hope you enjoy the week!
26 December 2012
Claim your 50 free PayAsYouGo credits today!
27 December 2012
Are you missing any birth dates?
Fill in the gaps by finding your relatives in our birth records.
Start your findmypast.co.uk 14 day free trial
28 December 2012
Do you have people in your tree born before 1911? Look them up in the 1911 census.
If they lived with their parents, add these names to your tree. Work out rough birth dates from their ages in 1911.
29 December 2012
Are you missing any marriage dates or maiden names?
Try our easy to use marriage records search to fill in the gaps.
30 December 2012
Do you have people in your tree born before 1901? Look them up in the 1901 census.
If they lived with their parents, add these names to your tree. Work out rough birth dates from their ages in 1901.
31 December 2012
Find out about your family's lives. How did they live in 1911? How many people in how many rooms?
What did they do for a living in 1901 and 1911? Look at this helpful occupations guide.
1 January 2013
Happy New Year! Now you can show your family the progress you've made.
Nearly filled in your family history tree chart?
Move to our online tree for more room.
Carry on through the year!
You've still got time left on your findmypast.co.uk free trial - make it your New Year's resolution to carry on researching your family tree.
Imagine how much you could show your family next year...