The main events and milestones from the first two years of

May 2011 launches

We attend our first event - NGS in South Carolina.

Barack Obama's ancestors found in our exclusive Landed Estate Court records Read more

September 2011 forums arrive

You can now share your family history experience and benefit from the knowledge of others with our free online forum discussions Read more

October 2011

Our first major Irish event – Back To Our Past in Dublin

3.5 million exclusive Irish Prison Registers released Read more

November 2011

Family Tree Builder launched

New, easy-to-use, software allows you to store all the names on your family tree in one place online for free. Read more

February 2012

1.2 million Petty Sessions Order Books added

Our first batch of court records paint a picture of daily life and petty crimes in Ireland in the 19th century Read more

April 2012

Exclusive Bram Stoker Research

We delve into the Irish family history of the creator of Dracula and native Dubliner, Bram Stoker. Read more

August 2012

The World Collection & Britain and Ireland Collection are added to

We visit Irish Fest in Milwaukee, WI Read more

January 2013

Inaugural Irish Family History Day

21 million Irish birth, marriage and death records added

Exclusive Irish BMD registration district map Read more

March 2013 Irish Family History Centre

We mark St. Patrick’s weekend with our first ever findmypast-hosted event Read more

April 2013

Tom Cruise's Irish Ancestry

The Hollywood star discovers his roots with the help of records on Read more