Welcome to our special collections hub! This is your one stop shop for all of our featured record sets and dedicated pages that can help you to discover more about some of the most significant periods and events in history, all using our records and newspaper pages.
For over a decade Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for millions of members across the globe. With over 4 billion records and 11 million historic newspaper pages to explore, Findmypast is the best place to discover your family’s story.
At the outbreak of war In September 1939 a massive administrative task was underway: the taking of the 1939 Register, one of the most important British documents of the twentieth century.
In order to celebrate the release of millions of new crime, prisons an punishment records, we launched our Crime and Punishment season. A mixture of blogs, quizzes, games and fascinating historical facts, it offers the perfect opportunity to discover the jailbirds in your family tree
We have one of the most comprehensive collections of World War I records anywhere online. A century on, explore them now to discover more about your military ancestors.
The workhouse has been referred to as the most feared and hated institution ever established in Ireland. Explore our exclusive workhouse records to discover more about one of the darkest periods in Ireland's history.
Discover the details of those taken prisoner and interred by the enemy with these exciting and exclusive records in association with The National Archives
In September 1939, the government took a National Register of the entire civil population of England and Wales. In 2015, for the first time, Findmypast in partnership with The National Archives are publishing the 1939 Register online, providing an unprecedented insight into a country on the verge of war.
Discover over 13 million vital Scottish records on Findmypast dating from 1561-1910, as well as historical Scottish newspapers, passenger lists, military and census records.