Brand new travel records and feature enhancements

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By Niall Cullen | September 18, 2020

New travel records Findmypast

Findmypast's migration month continues with the arrival of vintage ship posters and records from Colonial America.

Along with brand new records and newspapers, a nifty update to our search experience is now live. Here's what's new this Findmypast Friday.

Genealogical Guide to Early Settlers of America

With indexes unique to Findmypast, explore three volumes of detailed information on the families and communities of Colonial America.

With our clever record search, you can pinpoint an early American family by name, year, town or state. And the optional keyword search can help you refine your results even further.

Passenger Ship Posters

Step back in time and see the eye-catching adverts your migrating ancestors saw, digitised in full colour.

Old ship posters

This collection can give you rich insight into where your ancestors went and how they got there. If your relatives travelled on any of the featured vessels, why not add the poster to your family tree? A dash of colour can really bring the stories from your past to life.


We’ve added over 200,000 more newspaper pages with five brand new publications and updates to 16 others. New to the collection are:

While there have been substantial updates to:

Brand new site features

Finding the record collection you want is now easier than ever. With our new and improved list of all record sets, you can search by topic and filter by location and date range.

A full list of all Findmypast records

You can access this handy feature by selecting 'All record sets' on the Search menu when logged into the site.

Findmypast Fridays live

Have our latest releases conjured up new perspectives on your past? We'd love to hear about your discoveries. Tag your social media posts with #FindmypastFeatured to share your stories.

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