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Findmypast Unveils Improved Online Family Tree

17 Dec 2020 1:52 PM | Anonymous

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

  • All Findmypast Family Tree users can now benefit from a variety of improved navigation features
Developed in direct response to customer feedback and in-depth user testing
  • Marks the latest in a series of substantial updates designed to enhance user discoveries

Leading UK family history website Findmypast have announced a major update to their online Family Tree.

As of today, all users will benefit from a powerful new Family Tree view that has been launched to enrich user discoveries.

Developed in line with customer feedback and in-depth user testing, the improved Findmypast Family Tree features a fresh design as well as a variety of enhanced navigation capabilities.

Specifically tailored to make online research more intuitive, accessible and rewarding than before, Findmypast’s upgraded tree now includes;

  • The ability to view five full generations at once
  • The ability to zoom in and out on specific individuals or branches
  • The ability to easily return to a family tree's “Home” person by selecting the house icon
  • A sidebar menu allowing easier editing of ancestor profiles
  • Highlighting “focus” individuals for easier navigation

Today’s announcement marks the latest in a series of major updates to the Findmypast Family Tree following significant investment in the development of new tools and features.

It builds on the success of recent updates including Tree-To-Tree Hints and Private Messaging, both features that enable users to directly benefit from the existing research of experienced family historians with shared ancestors.

Findmypast’s Family Tree is now one of most powerful tools available for tracing roots in the British Isles. By combining cutting edge tech with the best of British and Irish records, it provides researchers worldwide with millions of unique opportunities for discovery.

With billions of automatic record hints, the Tree enables users to make the most of Findmypast’s unique offerings, connecting customers to vital resources and family stories that would otherwise remain undiscovered.

Findmypast care deeply about the discoveries of their community members and continue to work closely with researchers of all ability levels to ensure the best possible experience for all.

While the old family tree view has now been phased out, Findmypast are keen to improve their product even further, and invite all users to help by submitting their feedback to

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