Top reasons to choose Findmypast

For over a decade Findmypast has been bringing the past to life for millions of members across the globe. Now with over 2 billion records for you to search, here’s why Findmypast is the best place to uncover your family’s history.

Exclusive family history records and newspapers only found on our site

Leading archives choose to partner with Findmypast, enabling us to bring you over 1,000 exclusive collections of original records that we’ve scanned and made searchable online:

New records every week

Enjoy thousands of new records added to your subscription every week at no extra cost on Findmypast Fridays - we're the only family history website in the world to do this!

Easy to use family tree builder

Our free online family tree builder makes it easy to create a beautiful heirloom for the future. It keeps all your family history discoveries in one secure place, and you can work on it wherever you have internet. Add photos to create a tree to be proud of.

Payment Flexibility

With PayAsYouGo credits, you decide which records you want to purchase without the commitment. It's always free to search our site, so you can see that the records you need are there before you buy.

Once you decide to upgrade to a one month or an annual subscription, you have unlimited access to all records in the package of your choosing.

Free help and advice

We’ve included lots of guides on the website to help you with your research, including how to get started. Our friendly customer support team is on hand if you need assistance.

Findmypast First

Our annual subscribers automatically become members of our Findmypast First premium service, receiving lots of free benefits to help enrich their family history, as well as a priority customer support service.

Try before you buy

You can try the website for free for 14 days with our free trial