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Where will your past take you?

Owned by publishing giant DC Thomson and a global player in the family history market, Findmypast's mission is simple. We want to help everyone discover and celebrate how they are uniquely connected. Our family of brands, billions of digitised records and clever site tools are creating those new connections and discoveries every day.

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Our flagship brand, Findmypast helps its members explore their lives reframed. With family records you won't find anywhere else, easy-to-use tools and features and a thriving community of like-minded individuals, the only question is where will your past take you?

The British Newspaper Archive

In partnership with the British Library, we're digitising and publishing the world's largest collection of British and Irish newspapers online. From iconic photos to the stories you weren't told at school, The Archive provides an unmatched insight into history as it happened, right at your fingertips.

Genes Reunited

Every family has a story. Genes Reunited can help you find yours. Clever site features help you preserve photos and memories, connect with other members and discover your ancestors online.


With Twile, you can create a rich, visual timeline of your family history, made up of milestones and photos, which everyone in your family can explore and contribute to.

A timeline of Findmypast's storied history