Introducing Hints from Findmypast

Introducing Hints from Findmypast

As you build your family tree, Hints can help you discover new ancestors and find out more about those you already have on your tree.

Hints is in Beta

Hints is in Beta

Once you add to or edit your family tree, , Hints will sift through millions of our records to identify potential matches to the people on your tree. You'll be presented with historical records for ancestors already on your family tree, which, in turn, can introduce you to relatives you've yet to uncover from our collections.

Look out for orange Hints icons in your tree and simply click or tap them to review the information we've found on your ancestors. From there, it's easy to accept or reject your hints and add all of the record details directly onto your family tree if you wish.

WATCH: Getting Started with Hints

WATCH: Getting Started with Hints

Watch our short introductory video to see how Findmypast's Hints work, and find all the information you need to get started.

Guide: How to use Hints

Guide: How to use Hints

Read our handy guide to help you get the most out of Hints from Findmypast.

Build your family tree

Build your family tree

Build your online family tree and you could receive Hints from Findmypast. Give each ancestor a profile, keep important events stored in a timeline, and upload photos to bring your past to life.