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At Findmypast, what we do has the power to change lives. For us, family history is more than just a job, it's our passion. We've made amazing discoveries and you can too.

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Sarah Wilson, Findmypast

"It's been so rewarding"

“Although I never met him, my grandfather’s had a huge influence on my life. With the help of Findmypast’s exclusive map search and handy tree-to-tree hints, I’ve visited his boyhood home and uncovered family photos I hadn’t seen before.”

Sarah, marketing team

Mike Mowbray, Findmypast

"The revelations can be truly jaw-dropping"

“With Findmypast’s newspapers, censuses and marriage records, I discovered incredible detail on the murderous felon in my family tree. Luckily, his troublemaking traits haven’t been passed down the generations!”

Mike, engineering team

Emma Mercer, Findmypast

"Walking in their footsteps is an incredible feeling"

“When census records revealed where my policeman ancestor lived, I just had to visit. I didn’t expect to find his old ‘lock-up’ still standing. Seeing where he lived and worked gave me goosebumps.”

Emma, design team

Sam McArdle, Findmypast

"It's the best way to prove or quash family rumours"

“Findmypast’s records and newspapers confirmed family lore that my ancestor ran Liverpool FC back in the day. This might just explain my family’s obsession with The Reds today!”

Sam, finance team

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