Good Housekeeping Competition

Good Housekeeping Competition

Welcome to Findmypast. With 2 billion searchable online family history records, Findmypast is the best place to discover your ancestors' stories. Why not start your own family tree with our interactive family tree builder? Starting with what you know about your parents and grandparents, and you'll be amazed with what you can discover.

Welcome to Findmypast

Welcome to Findmypast
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Starting your family tree is so exciting because it's a window to a history that's uniquely yours. Everyone's heard family legends and rumours, and this is your chance to become the detective who can prove those stories true or false. If you're lucky, you might even discover some hidden secrets which had been long forgotten!

Trace your ancestors’ military careers in our army records, their overseas adventures in our passenger lists, and their famous exploits in our newspaper collection. It’s easy to get going, and with plenty of getting started information and expert help to hand, you’ll soon be on your way to discovering your family’s unique story.

Just start by asking your parents or any other family members a few simple questions about your relatives. From there, you'll be able to start building your family tree using our clear, straightforward tree tool. As soon as you start adding information to your tree, the site will automatically start generating "Hints" - automatic matches in our records which will help you on the next step of your journey.  

The Story Behind a Poster – Don’t do it, Mother

The Story Behind a Poster – Don’t do it, Mother

Thanks to our friends at The National Archive, we have access to some amazing images from 1939. Posters, photos and documents that cast a fascinating light on life in England and Wales at the outbreak of war.

From Our Incredible Union Records: A Soldier's Last Letter Home

From Our Incredible Union Records: A Soldier's Last Letter Home

“Our Battalion were attacked yesterday morning, 30th July, at 3 am, after a bombardment. They retired with losses. The hellish monsters (the Prussian Guard are monsters compared to us lads – big sturdy men) are now using burning liquid against us."

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