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
- Find stories about your ancestors in the world's largest online local British newspaper collection 1710-1953 from our partner The British Library
- Discover the black sheep in your family's past with our Crime, Prisons and Punishment records in association with The National Archives
- Get your family tree back further with the UK's largest collection of parish baptism, marriage and burial records dating back to 1538, including colour images of beautiful, handwritten registers
- Find your family's heroes in the most comprehensive British military records online
- Track down your ancestors who ventured further afield with our passenger lists and millions of family history records from around the world
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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.
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Free help and advice
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.
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