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  3. Searching for records on Findmypast

How do I search for records from the Findmypast homepage?

When signed in to your Findmypast account, you can search records directly from your personalised homepage.


Enter what you know about the ancestor you are hoping to find in the search fields


  • First name
  • Last name


  • The year they were born, the year they died or the year of another event e.g. a marriage. If you are unsure of the event year or want to broaden your search, you can instruct the search to include results between two and 40 years before and after the year entered


  • Country
  • Location within the selected country


Select the search button and you’ll be taken to search results based on the criteria you entered.

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