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Find My Past miss-judges its Kittens, I mean Customers

Dear FindMyPast

I am concerned about your treatment of my fellow felines, aka. FindMyPast website users. Until recently most of us were pretty chilled and enjoyed ancestor hunting forays with FMP. 211 more words

Genealogy Issues

My Second Conference

I have returned, tired and exhilarated, from the Guild of One-Name Studies 35th Anniversary Conference and AGM. This was held this year at the  Ashford International Hotel, in Kent. 1,700 more words

Family History

Findmypast's new layout - like it or loathe it?

As a subscriber to Findmypast’s  worldwide package and it being a site I use regularly, I have a pretty vested interest in how the site works, I pay them money every year to access their ever expanding sets of records, but how good is it when they change the layout and the search facility? 937 more words

Genealogy

Timeline revised

The focus for today’s release of the findmypast Family Tree was to consolidate the timeline of a person’s profile page. A person can have any number of facts and events added to their profile, and where more than one fact type exists (such as Residence) then one is defined as “Preferred”. 804 more words

Family Tree

Adding custom facts

Last Tuesday we had another update roll out. Much of the work was preparing for tree sharing, so not a lot to see, but I can explain a little about what is coming. 672 more words

Family Tree

Thank you to all attendees at WDYTYA 2014

Two weeks ago I presented my first ever talk, and the following day I repeated it. It possibly wasn’t the most exciting, stimulating talk at Who Do You Think You Are Live at Olympia 2014, nor did I recall some fantastic or amazing journey through my family history. 559 more words

Family Tree

Husband-Hunting in c18th India

As is perhaps inevitable for someone so interested in social history, I am also a keen genealogist – and so I was very excited last month when I was given exclusive access to the brand new ‘British in India’ collection over at findmypast.co.uk. 68 more words

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