5. Community

When you are starting out in family history, the abundance of available records, and the huge task of tracing your ancestors through the centuries, may seem a little daunting. Your research is personal, and your family's history unique; however, there are lots of resources and groups that can help you.

Our friendly forums are a free resource. Join other findmypast.ie members in the discussions about all things Irish, or ask for help if you’ve hit a brick wall. To participate simply register on the site.

There are also family history fairs throughout the year: whether you live in Ireland, Europe, the USA or further afield, there's bound to be an event near you. The findmypast team attends a number of events. These are a great opportunity to take advantage of offers, ask our experts for advice - and to meet the team!

These events can also be a great way of meeting other family historians, sharing tips and techniques, and sharing your interesting discoveries. Keep up to date with the latest events and fairs by subscribing to our free newsletter.