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The part­ner­ship with Liv­ing DNA will be the main fo­cus for 2019.

The test­ing kits (in­set) launched in Novem­ber 2018, and Find­my­past will be de­vel­op­ing and ex­pand­ing on this through­out the year. It’s also launch­ing an in­tu­itive match­ing sys­tem, al­low­ing re­searchers to con­nect more eas­ily with liv­ing rel­a­tives. You can also up­load DNA test re­sults from other providers, in­clud­ing 23andMe, Ances­tryDNA, Fam­ily Tree DNA and MyHer­itage.

In terms of data, the Kent and Sur­rey col­lec­tions are due for sub­stan­tial up­dates and there are mil­i­tary records on the way, plus English parish records, Catholic records and cen­sus sub­sti­tutes (in­clud­ing more elec­toral reg­is­ters). Also a num­ber of Scot­tish col­lec­tions will be re­leased through­out the year.

Along­side de­vel­op­ing the on­line tree, Find­my­past is creat­ing a com­pan­ion app to help cus­tomers cu­rate, view and share their re­search, and im­prov­ing the search hints with more record sets.

Kent stilt men on a hop farm. Find­my­past will be grow­ing its Kent col­lec­tion in 2019

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