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As the home of British and Irish family history, Findmypast is the perfect place to explore genealogy records and newspaper archives from your region. Search by location to view your family’s records online and discover how your past has shaped your present.

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English family history records

Unearth milestone family moments in English birth, marriage, death, parish records and more. Many, you won’t find anywhere else online.

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Scottish family history records

Discover your Scots clan and their amazing story in millions of exclusive records from Scotland. Delve into Scottish electoral registers, church records and more.

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Welsh family history records

Covering every county in Wales, you’ll find parish registers, census records, military documents and so much more, all perfect for tracing Welsh heritage.

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Irish family history records

With the largest online collection of Irish genealogy records, there’s nowhere better to follow the trail of elusive ancestors from Ireland.

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Behind every headline is a family story. Find yours in millions of digitised newspaper pages from every corner of the UK and Ireland.

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1921 census: Collage of life in the 1920s

A never-before-seen snapshot of 1920s Britain

Only online at Findmypast, you can explore the 1921 Census of England and Wales. This century-old record collection reveals where your ancestors were, what they were doing and who they were with at the time.

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From heartbreaking loss to jaw-dropping crime, your ancestors’ incredible life stories are waiting to be discovered in our detail-rich record collections. Where will your past take you?

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