When you want to take your family history farther afield, Findmypast's collection of global resources should be your first port of call.

World travel and migration is not a new phenomon. For hundreds of years people have been moving around the globe and those journeys have left behind significant record collections, perfect for family history research. When it comes to tracking globetrotting relatives, there are some great collections on Findmypast for you to focus on.

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United States & Canada Records

There are some fascinating collections you should explore when trying to trace family in America and Canada. Highlights include:

United States Marriages - A premium resource of millions of essential US marriage records, updated regulalrly with new additions.

PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) - Findmypast is now the only place you can search this comprehensive collection online. It contains a vast array of publications relating to family history and is particualrly useful for tracing family stateside.

United States and Canadian Censuses - these essential family history collections are the gateway to the rest of your North American family research.

Australia & New Zealand Records

Uncover your family connections down under with our millions of Australian and New Zealand records, including:

Electoral Rolls - Most Australian and New Zealand census records don't survive. Electoral rolls are widely used as substitutes and provide similar details.

ANZAC Collections - Trace brave ancestors who served in the Australian and New Zealand armed forces in over 1 million military records.

Crime and Convict - If your relative was transported to Australia or New Zealand as punishment, or misbehaved whilst there, you could find details of them in our detailed collections.

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