Find My Past*

A family history website with access to billions of historical records from Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

* In-library use only

Discover your ancestors' arrival, survival and success stories with FindMyPast. Invaluable for both family history beginners and genealogy experts alike.


  • Exclusive online access to the 1921 England and Wales Census.
  • The most complete census collection for England and Wales available online, with complete 1841 – 1921 census coverage.
  • The largest online collection of British & Irish newspapers. Millions of digitised local, regional and national newspaper pages.
  • New releases every week on Findmypast Friday.
  • Discover the history of UK addresses. You can find who lived in properties across Britain generations ago.
  • More British Army records than anywhere else online. Detail-rich regimental, service and pension records.
  • The ground-breaking Catholic Heritage Archive. The Catholic Church holds some of the oldest family records in the world.
  • Australian electoral rolls.
  • Births, deaths and marriages. Explore millions of milestone records from Australia and beyond.
  • Passenger lists. Discover your ancestors’ movements to, from and around the country.