In this month's newsletter, we review some of the fascinating new records added in March and take a look at one of our biggest ever projects - The 1939 Register


Uncover your criminal ancestors

We recently added over 43,000 new Victoria Prison Registers to the site dating from 1871-1960. These intriguing records list prisoners from HM Pentridge Prison, the main prison in the Melbourne area and allow you to see your ancestors' mugshots. Each record contains a wealth of information for your family tree including the prisoner's occupation, place of birth, physical description and why they were incarcerated. You'll even find the records of one of Pentridge's most famous prisoners, Ned Kelly!

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Brand new Queensland records

March saw the addition of a range of great travel and migration resources for tracing your ancestor's arrival into Queensland. Passport Registers, Assisted Immigration Records, Naturalisations and more have been published to make finding your immigrant Sunshine State ancestors easier than ever. Delve into our comprehensive collection of travel records now and see who you can uncover.

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Introducing the 1939 Register

Were your ancestors in Britain at the outbreak of World War 2? In 2015, for the first time, Findmypast in partnership with The UK National Archives are publishing the 1939 Register online. This is a comprehensive look at the population of England and Wales on the verge of war and provides an unprecedented insight into the UK at the time.

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Win a World Subscription

Be in with a chance of winning a 12 month World subscription by entering our competition. Simply email your answer to this question to

Charlotte Swanson is listed in our new Brisbane Register Of Immigrants 1885-1917, arriving in 1914. What was the name of the ship she travelled on?

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