All About FindMyPast

If you’re researching British and Irish ancestors, then you should check out This is a long-standing U.K.-based genealogy archive.

There is a lot of overlap of records with the American-based sites like and

But has British and Irish records that are not available elsewhere.

Irish Records On FindMyPast

As I have Irish heritage, I take a particular interest in the Irish records on FindMyPast.

Here are my reviews and tips on using the extensive records on the website:

Hard times

Prison and workhouses

Law enforcement

More About FindMyPast

If you want to know more about the history and background of this commercial website, we cover this in our overview of the ownership of FindMyPast.

We also have a review of the family tree feature on FindMyPast.

Check out our review of newspapers on FindMyPast.