Findmypast user Michael Tulley makes some surprising finds in our landmark National Schools Collection
The Strictly Come Dancing Judge travelled home to Australia in search of his roots
The Canadian Prime Minister's family can be traced back to 17th century Cork
I had heard rumours of my great grandad being involved in some kind of fraud and it was only when searching through Findmypast's newspaper archives that I found out the whole story…He was hard up and the article gives me so much information about his life and times!
It took a few seconds for it to sink in that I had never seen this information before and that I now knew for sure who my 4th great grandparents were...
When Andrew Tatham started his search for all of the men in a World War 1 photograph, he had no idea it would lead to an exhibition and sell-out book
I'm not sure how I feel about being a descendant of King Henry I of England, I suppose it depends on what kind of person he was. You've helped me get excited to learn so much more. Not just about King Henry, Samuel and my other Appleton ancestors, but about the many other lines of my family.
Through Findmypast I found a private letter from Lieutenant H.V Throssell to his commanding officer commending the efforts of my great uncle. He spoke about my great uncle for years after the war as he toured Australia recalling the moments resulting in his Victoria Cross award. It fills me with pride to know that one of Australia's bravest men commends my ancestor for his bravery!