Skip to content

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this website you agree to our cookie policy.

Explore free ancestry records on Findmypast

Discover your family's amazing past for free at Findmypast. Delve into millions of free census records, free parish registers and free military records online today.

free census records

Free census records

Search and view the 1881 Census of England, Wales and Scotland transcripts for free on Findmypast. Discover your ancestors' addresses, occupations and more.

Search 1881 Census records for free
free parish records

Free Irish parish records

Irish ancestry? Uncover hundreds of years of Emerald Isle history in our Catholic parish registers. They cover all of Ireland and date as far back as the 1700s.

Search free parish records
free military records

Free military records

A selection of unique British military records are completely free to search and view on Findmypast. Discover your family heroes, their ranks, regiments and medals.

Search free military records
shipping records free

Free travel records

Uncover globetrotting relatives and their exploits in millions of free passenger lists and travel records. Find out where they embarked, their travel companions and final destinations.

Search free travel records
Photo of the hand of someone examining the 1939 register

Free Devon Wills Index

Search for your ancestors in the Devon Wills Index from 1163-1999, free to view on Findmypast. This index of wills has been made available by the Devon Wills Project.

Search Devon wills index for free

Unlock your past for free

Findmypast free account

Sign up for a free account

Your family history journey starts here. It costs nothing to get started.

Findmypast free records

Search free records

Discover your family's story in our selection of free resources above.

Findmypast free trial

Take a free trial

Try the rest of the site before you buy. Your first 2 weeks are on us.

What our members say about us