When logged into 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 2 and 40 years before and after the year you entered
- Location within the selected country
Select the search button and you’ll be taken to search results based on the criteria you entered
Top tip: It’s not necessary to complete all search fields, sometimes less is more. If you find your search returns very few results, try broadening it by removing some of the criteria you entered.