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The Last Newsletter

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Breaking News: RootsTech London is Coming Back!

The world’s largest family history conference is coming back to London this November and you’re invited!

Announcement to Be Made at RootsTech USA today

During Steve Rockwood’s keynote address, he and Jen Allen will announce the opening of RootsTech London registration and the special early bird price of only £79 for a full conference pass. One day passes will be available for only £39. Take advantage of pre-early bird pricing and secure your seat. Passes start at only£39. https://www.rootstech.org/london

RootsTech London Dates

RootsTech is coming back to London on 5–7 November at the ExCeL.

40% Off FindMyPast 12 Month Subscriptions

Discover romance in your family tree with 40% discount on Findmypast subscriptions

  • Leading UK family history website Findmypast announce 40% discount on 12 month subscription options in Valentine’s Day offer
  • Available to all new and returning customers until midnight (GMT) February 23rd
  • Build your family tree online and discover ancestors in billions of historical records and newspapers

It’s never been easier to trace centuries of love and romance in your family tree. Discover your ancestor’s marriage records and so much more with a 40% discount on all 12-month subscriptions to Findmypast.

This limited time offer is available to all new and returning customers from now until midnight (GMT) on Sunday 23rd February 2020. Click HERE and enter the promo code FMPLOVE40 to claim your discount on any of the following 12 month subscription options.

·         Starter - All the crucial records for starting a family tree and tracing your roots back five generations. The Starter package also enables you to benefit from the research of other members by matching common ancestors to the names stored in your family tree

·         Plus – Billions of family records that will enable you to take your research further and tell a more detailed storySearch for your ancestors across all birth, marriage, death, census, work, education, military, travel and social history records

·         Pro – Explore everything Findmypast has to offer. Pro covers access to all 13 billion UK, Irish and world records as well as Findmypast’s exclusive newspaper archive spanning more three centuries of British and world history

Building a family tree on Findmypast is the first step towards exploring your family’s story in vivid detail. Starting a tree is free, simple and Findmypast’s automatic hints will search birth, marriage, death, parish, census, military and newspaper records, as well as trees created by other members, to suggest as many potential matches as possible.

Findmypast is home to a vast archive of more than 13 billion family history records that continues to grow by an average of 4 million names per day. The site’s unrivalled collections of British and Irish records cover a wide range of resources, many of which you won’t find anywhere else online.

To find out more about tracing an ancestor’s marriage, see our marriage record guide: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/blog/family-records/marriage-records-guide

FindMyPast Major Makeover – New Designs, Approach and Logo

Leading British and Irish family history website, Findmypast, has today announced a major rebranding to reflect the company’s mission to provide researchers of all levels with new opportunities for discovery.                                                                                                                                                              

After many years, Findmypast has completely refreshed the site’s design as the brand enters a new decade. While Findmypast’s core features and services remain unchanged, the look and feel of the site has been significantly improved to encourage new users to explore their past while staying true to its roots as the must-have genealogy resource experienced researchers know and love. 

Research conducted by Findmypast has revealed that 12% of Brits can’t trace their family tree back past their parents, and over a third (38%) can only trace it as far as their grandparents. Findmypast believe that everyone has the right to understand their family’s past so want to correct this nationwide lack of knowledge by inspiring communities to explore their past and shape their futures.

As well as a new colour scheme, new record icons and minor navigation changes such as the new ‘Help & more’ button that directs new users to the resources they need, Findmypast is proud to introduce a new brand logo that reflects how family history is unique for each individual. 

Users will see different variations of ‘my’ on the logo throughout their journey with Findmypast. These “mys” have been collected from members of our community, so are authentic and personal - just how family history should be.

Users will see Findmypast’s new tagline - “Where will your past take you?” - used across the site and on social media. This reflects how Findmypast helps researchers across the globe see their bigger picture by learning about their past, present and future. It is a celebration of lives understood backwards but lived forwards.

Findmypast is also reviewing how they describe their unrivalled collection of records and features by simplifying the language and methods used to speak directly to their members. Findmypast believes family history should be for everyone and seek to break down the barriers to entry by cultivating a warmer, more encouraging environment for family discoveries.

These changes are just the latest step in Findmypast’s drive to improve the experiences of all its users. Following on from the release of tree-to-tree hints earlier this year, researchers can expect to see a variety of new tools, features and record collections releases announced throughout 2020.

Tamsin Todd, CEO of Findmypast said: “Findmypast’s mission is to help as many people as possible to discover how they’re uniquely connected. These changes are part of that heartfelt mission.” 

25% -30% Off All FindMyPast Subscriptions

Several years ago, I established in my Master Thesis that FindMyPast offered the best value for money among 11 major family history websites, beating out Ancestry and several other big names. They also appeared to have the largest and most relevant collection of records related to the four names I was researching as a test in that study.

Join this Week!

This week, you can benefit from that brilliant collection and pay considerably less than your normally. would. This offer is open to new and expired subscribers. Great news for everyone.

You need to use the following links and codes to get the discounts. Using these links helps support the continued development of Ancestorian, the world's most loved independent family history social network.

Discount Links and Codes by Region

Australia - 25% Off

Discover the exciting stories of your family’s past with 25% off all subscription packages for Findmypast. Subscribe and save today, offer ends on Saturday 23rd November. Enter the discount code below to see the special prices!

Findmypast Australia - 25% off and Support Ancestorian

Start Date: Monday 18th November
End date: Saturday 23rd November

Discount Code: FW25ALLAU

Ireland - 25% Off

Discover the exciting stories of your family’s past with 25% off all subscription packages for Findmypast. Subscribe and save today, offer ends on Saturday 23rd November. Enter the discount code below to see the special prices!

Findmypast Ireland - 25% off and Support Ancestorian

Start Date: Monday 18th November
End date: Saturday 23rd November

Discount Code: FW25ALLIE

United Kingdom - 30% Off

Discover the exciting stories of your family’s past with 30% off all subscription packages for Findmypast. Subscribe and save today, offer ends on Saturday 23rd November. Enter the discount code below to see the special prices!

Findmypast UK - 30% off and Support Ancestorian

Start Date: Monday 18th November
End date: Saturday 23rd November

Discount Code: FW30ALL19

United States - 25% Off

Discover the exciting stories of your family’s past with 25% off all subscription packages for Findmypast. Subscribe and save today, offer ends on Saturday 23rd November. Enter the discount code below to see the special prices!

Findmypast US - 25% off and Support Ancestorian

Start Date: Monday 18th November
End date: Saturday 23rd November

Discount Code: FW25ALLUS