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Understanding & Using the Findmypast Website


Learn more than just how to search for a name on the Findmypast website with John Hanson’s in-depth look.

All of us, beginners and experienced family historians, can benefit from a workshop on how to effectively use this major genealogical site. It’s not that it’s difficult to use. It’s just that the sheer size, the breadth of records, and multiple levels of search screens can be overwhelming. John Hanson offers an in-depth look that covers: how to explore the website; how to find all the types of records held; tips on the best way to search.

About the speaker: John Hanson worked for many years for one of the country’s major banks, ending up as a Systems Specialist in mainframe databases. He took early retirement in 2001 with the intention of concentrating on his own family history but has failed! John has written extensively on family history subjects and has been a lecturer and teacher in family history for over twenty years.

He served on the executive committee of the Guild of One-Names studies for several years and also as a trustee and served on many committees at the Society of Genealogists. He is currently the research director of the Halsted Trust and is a Fellow of SoG.

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