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Build Your Family Tree

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Your name is all it takes to get started.

Explore the lives of your ancestors

We provide helpful hints and tips for finding your ancestors.

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How Does It Work?

Get started

Simply tell us your name and birth year.

Step 1.

Grow your tree

Add the family members you already know.

Step 2.

Discover matches

Our system is smart. Look out for potential ancestors in the form of orange Hint bubbles.

Step 3.

Why Choose Findmypast

Easily Find Ancestors

Family tree hints do the legwork for you, while our free educational resources can help you discover ancestors as far back as the 13 th century.

Discover More

Researching your British or Irish roots? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got more British parish records and twice the Irish records of any other family history website, meaning you’re more likely to find your ancestors with us. Did we mention we’re British?

Make Trees As Big As Your Family

There’s no limit to how many ancestors you can add to your family tree, or how many trees you can create.

Be In Safe Hands

Your family tree will be securely stored forever and available to access and download at any time.

Feel Supported

Based in Dundee, our friendly Customer Support team are happy to help over the phone, by email, via LiveChat, and through Facebook.

We’re British

As well as employing the country’s top family history experts, we’re partnered with prestigious institutions such as the British Library and the National Archives.

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