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When you get a few spare minutes, dip into your family history research with the free Findmypast app. You can manage your family tree, discover historical documents, find new ancestors, add photos and more.

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While you have a little downtime, you can:

Search for records
We’ve got billions of family records. Do a quick search from your phone and piece your family history together.

Add new relatives
Have your phone ready at the next family gathering. Add a new ancestor as soon as you learn about them.

Share your findings with others
Show your discoveries to friends and relatives when it pops up in conversation, or text them. All it needs is a quick screenshot.

Receive record hint notifications
We’ll send them the moment we find vital records like birth, marriage or death certificates, Census records and tree-to-tree hints.

Review your hints on the go
Quickly swipe through your hints and add them to your family tree. Or, reject them if they don’t look relevant.

Add photos to your family tree
Upload snaps or a selfie from your iPhone. They personalise your family tree and help familiarise you with your ancestors.

Upload records and more
As well as historical photos, you can add records, stories and more to your ancestors’ profiles.

See the family structure
Get an overview of each ancestors’ spouse, parents, siblings and children in a simple list.

Indulge your passion for family history anytime, anywhere. Download the Findmypast genealogy app to your iPhone now.

What’s New

Version 1.8.010

This version also contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

UncleMusclesHour ,

Family tree companion app

This isn’t the full findmyapst experience (no searching) but I’ve been meaning to look at the hints on my tree for ages now and this has meant I can do so without having to sit down at the computer. I’ve added a load more information to my tree as I didn’t realise there are now hints for military records too. I’ve also taken photos with my iPhone and uploaded them to my tree, but can’t figure out how to set them as profile pics for people on my tree?!

Developer Response ,

Great to see your using the App for hints.

Happy researching.

Details of your request can be found below

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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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