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How do I start my family tree on Findmypast?

The Findmypast family tree builder is free and easy to use and comes with some rather handy features. They’ll help you to not only store the information you’ve already discovered about your family, but also to find out more about your relatives, past and present.

Watch our short video to help you get started.

Or follow these simple steps:

  1. Add yourself first and enter your name, gender, year and place of birth then click "Start your tree"
  2. Click the Plus symbol to add close relatives such as parents and grandparents
  3. When you've added the family 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. Don't forget our handy 30 questions to ask the family

Already created your family tree elsewhere?

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

Useful links

Start your family tree on Findmypast UK
Start your family tree on Findmypast United States & Canada
Start your family tree on Findmypast Australia & New Zealand
Start your family tree on Findmypast Ireland

30 questions to ask the family on Findmypast UK
30 questions to ask the family on Findmypast United States & Canada
30 questions to ask the family on Findmypast Australia & New Zealand
30 questions to ask the family on Findmypast Ireland

 

 

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