The Findmypast Video Library
Welcome to our growing collection of video tutorials and webinars. From military history to getting the most out of Findmypast's online features, we hope these videos will give you valuable guidance on researching your family history. Check back regularly to see all our new video content!
In this short video we show you all you need to know about getting started with our fantastic family tree builder.
With our collection of billions of records growing every day, learn how our handy hints feature will ensure that you don't miss a potential match.
Findmypast's collection of Irish family history records is the largest you'll find anywhere online. In this video, filmed at RootsTech 2016, Irish family history expert Brian Donovan takes us through the collection, how to use it and its importance to Irish family history researchers.
We're excited to announce the release of the largest online collection of US marriages in history, which when complete will include over 100 million records covering 450 years
In this short video we explain the different types of records you'll find on Findmypast and how to use them to trace your family.
In this short video we show you how to use the advanced features of our family tree builder to created detailed profiles of your ancestors.
Learn how to search the 1939 Register, one of the most important documents in modern British history, only available on Findmypast in association with The National Archives.
With the help of the experts at The National Archives, we've put together a few answers that may help our advanced users to better understand elements of the Register.
In March, 2016, we added 10 million Irish Catholic Parish registers to our unrivalled collection of Irish family history records. In this video, Abigail Rieley takes us through the importance of these records and how you can make the best use of them.
In this essential webinar, Irish genealogy expert Brian Donovan presents Findmypast's unrivalled collection of Irish records, offering tips, tricks and insights into what makes it the biggest and best online.
Andrew Marr reveals what life was like in Britain on the eve of war, and what you can discover in the pages of the 1939 Register.
Andrew Marr explores the 1939 Register, now available to search online only at Findmypast, which reveals the stories of the children who were evacuated, and the families they left behind.
Andrew Marr reveals how the home changed for the average Briton in the 1930s.
Watch the latest TV ad from Findmypast promoting the launch of the 1939 Register in association with The National Archives.
Join our experts Myko Clelland, Joshua Taylor, Amy Sell, Paul Nixon, Brian Donovan & Laura Berry to find out our top tips for using Findmypast to get further in your family history research.
In this video, Findmypast family history expert Paul Nixon takes you through the process of researching your relatives who may have been at the Battle of Waterloo. This is a recording of a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Birmingham NEC, April 2015
Findmypast family historian Amy Sell shows us techniques to do more with census records and answers some of your burning genealogy questions.
Findmypast military expert Paul Nixon answers your questions and explains how to learn more about your military ancestors by telling the story of the village of Chailey.
In this video, Philip Moir from the Findmypast Family Tree team takes you through the features and functionality of our family tree builder, with a demonstration on building your tree. This presentation is from a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, in April 2015.
You can search millions of historical newspaper articles at Findmypast. Find out how to save them to your computer with this handy tutorial.
Who Do You Think You Are? lead genealogist Laura Berry explains why she loves the Historic British Newspapers on Findmypast, shows how to use them and answers some of your questions!
In this webinar, family history experts Joshua Taylor and Myko Clelland run you through the possible avenues you can explore when you run up against a brick wall in your family history research.
Findmypast has the most comprehensive collection of British Army service records. In this webinar, resident military expert Paul Nixon demonstrated how to make the most of Findmypast’s extensive collection of Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force records.
In this video, Findmypast's criminal history expert Abigail Rieley takes you through the millions of recently added crime, prisons and punishment records, helping you to explore these collections and discover the jailbirds in your family tree.
Findmypast Irish expert Brian Donovan takes your questions and tells you how you can use records on Findmypast to trace those elusive ancestors from the emerald isle.
We're delighted to share this fascinating video featuring the real stories behind our extensive POW records. With incredible interviews from former POWs, 103-year-old Bill Frankland MD and Royal Navy Officer Bert Turville, you can catch a glimpse of the brutal conditions your ancestor endured.
Findmypast Family Historian Myko Clelland takes you through parish records. You'll be equipped with everything you need to know to get back further - from search tips to historical context, with a few stories along the way!
In this webinar Brian Donovan, who has been at the forefront of digitising Irish family history records for over 15 years, takes you through your Irish ancestors and the law
Debra Chatfield, Product Marketing Manager at Findmypast provides an overview of some of the new record sets that have been added to Findmypast, along with some tips for searching for your ancestors. She also previews some of the new records that will be coming to Findmypast in the comingmonths. This is a recording of a talk that was first given at WDYTYA Live 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK
Join our Tree Team Technical Lead Phil Moir as he takes us through all of the features of our brilliant, free family tree builder. Features include Hints, which are now available on census records
In this video, Findmypast military history expert Paul Nixon takes you through the steps necessary to trace your relatives who served in the First World War. This is a video of a talk first given at Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Birmingham NEC, April 2015
Resident Findmypast family historian Myko Clelland gives us techniques to get back further in your family tree and answers some of your burning genealogy questions.
We have millions of crime, prison and punishment for you to explore, gaining an insight into the law breakers and law makers in your family tree. In this video, expert in criminal family history Abigail Rieley takes you through the basics of researching the ne'er do wells in your past.
In late 2015, Findmypast in association with The National Archives will be giving you access to the 1939 Register, the most significant family history release of the decade. This is the journey the Register takes through conservation, scanning and digitisation.