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How do I start my family tree on Findmypast?

The Findmypast family tree builder is free and easy to use. It comes with some rather handy features, designed to help you discover more about your relatives as well as store the information you already know. 

This short video will help you to get started. 

We'd recommend you follow these simple steps:

  1. First, add yourself. Enter your name, gender, and year and place of birth, then click or press "Start your tree"
  2. Click the "+" symbol to add your close relatives, such as parents and grandparents
  3. When you've added family members that you know, speak to your relatives to take your tree back further. You'll be surprised by how much you can learn from your own family! If you need inspiration, consider our 30 questions to ask the family.

Already created your family tree elsewhere?

Upload it to Findmypast to take advantage of exclusive record hints.


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