How do I search the records?


You can add as much or as little information as you like when searching for someone. In order to get better results we do suggest that you keep the search as broad as possible.

You can narrow down your search using the options under "Refine your search" on the left hand side of the page.

Try our search here and click here to read our handy guide which will help you get started with the search navigation and should answer any questions that you might have.

In March 2015 we made Findmypast quicker and easier to use by providing a list of record categories on the left-hand side of the search pages. This was the results of gathering a large amount of customer feedback.

These ensured our records became simpler to navigate, with a clear overview of how many matches there are to specific searches in each record collection.


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