A searchable online archive of over 4 billion records – bringing history alive for students

A fantastic resource for use in the classroom and as a support for independent learning. Findmypast is a searchable online archive of over 10 billion records – everything from parish and school records to censuses and from migration records to military collections.

Plus online access to one of the most important British documents of the 20th Century, the 1939 Register.


  • UK, US and Ireland Census Records
  • UK, US and Ireland birth, marriage and death records
  • Migration records from the UK and Ireland
  • UK and Ireland parish records
  • Access to exclusive guides and masterclasses
  • British and Irish newspapers
  • British military records
  • UK and Ireland institutional records
  • Wills and probate records

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Access options

IP Authentication

To find out more about how the different access options work please see our General Access Information.

Usage statistics

Usage statistics are available, please request them via JCS

Promotional materials and downloads

Findmypast offer video guides via their YouTube channel including; ‘Bitesize Help‘, ‘Military Ancestors‘, and ‘Genealogy Masterclass‘, plus many more.