Getting started with Findmypast
Whether it's getting started with your free family tree builder, finding your family amongst our essential and exclusive records or letting us find your family for you through Hints, your journey starts here.
1. Get started with your free family tree
The Findmypast family tree builder is free and easy to use and comes with some rather handy features. They’ll help you to not only store the information you’ve already discovered about your family, but also to find out more about your relatives, past and present.
Click below to get started:
This is our not-so-secret weapon that explores our records on your behalf, identifying potential matches to the people on your tree and even suggesting new relatives for you to add, making it easier and more rewarding than ever to break down brick walls and build a brilliant family tree.
WATCH: Create your free family tree in just five minutes
WATCH: Find your family in our records
WATCH: Add to your tree and we'll search the records for you
Ready to start your research?
With checklists and rules of thumb to help you take those first steps, our help pages will give you practical advice about everything you need to know about tracing your family history.