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How to Search for Your Ancestors in Our Records

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Findmypast
22 December 2015

The record collections you'll find on Findmypast, the best way to search them, and how they could help you build your family tree

With more than 8 billion records available to search on Findmypast, knowing exactly where to start and how best to go about discovering your ancestors can be overwhelming and often little confusing for the uninitiated. After checking out the video above, our Getting Started page should be your next stop. As well as plenty of general advice you'll find a search box where you can enter whatever details you have about the person you're trying to find records pertaining to.

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