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For over a decade Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for millions of people across the globe. With over 8 billion records and 230 million newspaper articles to explore, Findmypast is the best place to discover your family history.
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”My mother told me that dad’s papers were lost in the war, which was why I couldn’t find details of his birth. I’ve spent years trying to trace him. Thanks to Findmypast, I’ve discovered he was illegitimate, so his birth was never registered, which my parents had concealed from me...I’ve now found him on the 1939 Register living with the lady who became an unofficial grandmother to me.”
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