We love hearing about your discoveries at Findmypast. Whether it's finally breaking through a brick wall, solving a family mystery, or simply building your first family tree from scratch, every success is a a reason to celebrate. Read what our customers have to say about us to learn why Findmypast is the best place to start your family tree. Got a success story of your own you'd like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your story could feature on this page.
"Access to the newspapers has provided me with an amazing amount of detail, much more than I ever dreamed I'd find.
One example is the family in York from which three members were transported to Australia for completely separate offences. Then there was my ancestor, described as "the notorious poacher", who stole seven fowl and received 9 months imprisonment then later shot a man in the face and received another 9 months.
I even have photographs of one ancestor from a race in 1912 in which he became the first man to ever paddle across the river Humber in a tub. Priceless information! Thank you so much Findmypast."
- Pete Maddra
"What great service. I will happily recommend your site to my other genealogy friends" - Susan Edwards October 2013
"Findmypast is the best site I have found for looking up UK records, and by far the most user friendly. I have been using it for some years now and find more and more records every week with new records coming online all the time. Thanks very much for a fantastic job." - Ian Cooksey
"We all hope to find a lovely end to our story, we're all secretly looking for the special touch and that's what Findmypast supplies!" - Rita Young
"The newspapers are a revelation! They help turn simple genealogy into real family history. I have found that a great-great-grandfather had a prize pig and won £1 at the local show, and that another great-grandfather was up before the beak for scrumping strawberries when he was 16 years old - you could only find this in newspapers where the content is indexed!" - Stuart Jones, Genealogy Group Leader for East Devon
"Just wanted to tell you that I tried your new newspapers search and within minutes had found what I was looking for. I have been trying to find out the circumstances that sent my great-great-aunt to Chelmsford Prison in 1891 for a long time. The search of the historical papers came up with four possible results and there it was." - Clive Copsey
"Amazing facts! Thank you so much"
Many thanks FMP! I've unearthed a lot of information on two of my relatives who went to China in the late 1800’s as missionaries.
From the Consular Marriages (1849 – 1965) I have found out who they married, and on the GRO Consular Birth Indices (1849 to 1965) Transcriptions the place of births or deaths of their children in China.
From the Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890- 1960 Transcription I have found which of their children went back to China as adults.
Amazing facts! Thank you so much.
- Maggie Pawlyn