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Want to start finding your family in 5 minutes? Our family tree builder is so simple to use that we've explained how to get going in under 2 minutes.
You can create detailed profiles for every member of your family on your Findmypast tree. Record key life events, add video, voice recordings, and anything else you like to make their profile more personal.
Discover how our fantastic hinting feature gets to work scouring the records for your family every time you add new records to your Findmypast tree.
In this video, we'll show you how to upload your tree to Findmypast so you can start taking advantage of our fantastic hinting feature.
If you've already created a tree on another website or in an offline family tree software package, but want to have it on Findmypast, you'll be pleased to hear that you don't have to start building it all again from scratch.
It's so exciting to find out you have a historical icon in the far-off depths of your family tree... But when you brag to your friends, what do you call this ancestor? We're here to de-mystify those twice-removeds once and for all!
Whenever you add a new person to your tree or amend a key piece of information for anyone already present, you may notice that a number within a circle appears on your relative's profile. This number represents the hints we've found for that person.
The census can reveal a whole host of essential information for building your family tree. When viewing an original census form, you are actually looking at the information your ancestor entered on that day, in their own handwriting.