Findmypast 4+

Find your family story


    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Explore your past, wherever you are. The Findmypast app is a great way to discover family stories on the go, keep on top of your family tree and add colour to your findings – and it’s free to download.
Just sign in with your Findmypast account to take your family tree with you wherever you go. Here are a few things you can do on the app:

Get hints on the go
Hear about hints the moment we find them. We’ll let you know when we find your ancestors in our huge collection of records and family trees.

Search for records
Search billions of family records straight from your phone and trace your story through time. View transcripts and original documents, or save them for later.

Add new relatives
Have your phone ready at the next family get-together – add new ancestors as soon as you learn about them.

Colourise old photos
Use our camera tool to colourise your treasured family photos, bringing memories from the past into the present.

Put faces to names
Easily snap or upload photos to bring your family tree to life, or add key documents to keep track of your research.

Never miss a discovery
Turn on push notifications to keep on top of your hints, new records and news from Findmypast.

Manage your subscription
There are more ways to purchase subscriptions in the app, making it easier to manage your membership.Indulge your passion for family history anytime, anywhere – download the free Findmypast genealogy app now.

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What’s New

Version 2.2.0

Improvements for iPad experience and added support for iOS 16.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Crissytina16 ,

Glad to have the app but…

I use ancestry and find my past a lot, mostly on the web/ desktop versions. Was great to see there was an app but disappointed I can’t see the actual records in the app just the transcripts on searching. Find my Past is good because of its access to records and has many more images of records than ancestry. So I use it all the time to verify information. Would be great if the app could allow view of the images.

Sproutjordan ,

Very disappointing

I wanted to trace my grandmother as I never knew her past so Iv been looking about on sites and one of my heritage identified information on this site. The problem was it wouldn’t let me see unless I joined. I looked at the cost and it told you monthly fee so I joined, what I didn’t realise to my mistake that the price was for joining for 12 months, very misleading and then when I did get to open the site it was a general register with information I knew and lots of other peoples strangers as it was a death birth register.
I’m gutted Iv spent money on I don’t have to be stuck with something that is difficult to understand. Way overpriced and to many items in the yes; drop down site very misleading indeed. Really think before you opt to use this site

GaryF61 ,

Disappointing app

Compared to Ancestry or FamilySearch, this is a poor app. It doesn’t format the screen for an iPad, despite claiming to be compatible. The display stays in portrait, does not rotate, and only occupies the centre of the screen - clearly designed for the iPhone and not ported properly! Also, it appears to be just a front-end for the website, so there’s little advantage in having the app versus using it in Safari. Finally, the AppStore description talks of an in-app purchase of a 12-month pro subscription for 0.99, but this is not anywhere apparent when you try to find it. I see from the response to reviews written two years ago that this is a phased development of the app - but it’s sadly not making much progress towards being useful.

App Privacy

The developer, Findmypast, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Surroundings

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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