The new findmypast is coming...
We wanted to tell you about some changes that are happening here at findmypast very soon. We have been working on improving the site for some time and you will soon notice some of our changes. To find out what these changes are, when they will be happening, and how this will affect you, keep reading.
What exactly are we doing?
The findmypast site is moving to a new technology platform – a bit like moving house, we will be taking most things with us, but leaving behind the things that are old and out of date. Instead of bringing them with us, we'll be replacing them with new, improved features and even more records. There is no need to worry, everything you know and love about findmypast will still be available but some things may look and work a bit differently.
What improvements will you see?
A brand new family tree
We are very pleased to launch our brand new family tree builder. This tree will allow you to clearly record all of the details you find about each of your ancestors, storing source material, adding facts and events to each relation and seeing a clear timeline of their life.
A new way to search
We have made some changes to the way you search the records that gives you far more control and should help deliver even more accurate results. These changes will allow you to search across selected categories of records (for example Census records and Military records at the same time) and filter based on keywords, records sets and country. You'll be able to search all censuses at once for the first time too.
New records every month!
The improvements we have made to the site will allow us to release new records far more frequently. In fact, we are confident that there will be new records on the site every month! So keep an eye on our blog and for emails from us letting you know which records are the latest to be added to the site.
A new look and feel
You may notice that the site looks a bit different – we have tidied up and given the site a fresh new feel. If you are struggling to find anything please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org
When will the changes take place?
Over the new few weeks, we will be moving all members on to the new site, but this will be a gradual process.
What do you need to do?
Absolutely nothing! If you are keen to be one of the first to experience the new site then you can join the queue here. If you cannot see this link please log in.
Alternatively, you will be moved automatically within the next few weeks and we will notify you by email when this has happened. All information you have saved in your tree, any credits you have purchased or subscriptions you are in the middle of, will all move with you.
Why are we doing this?
Findmypast is now over 10 years old and technology has advanced and changed. By moving the website on to a new platform, we will be able to provide better features and release new records more often. This is an exciting new time for the findmypast site and you will continue to see improvements over the next few months.
If you have any questions or problems you can contact our support team at email@example.com