announces 'Start Your Family Tree Week'

Published: Thu Dec 22 2011 has announced the launch of 'Start Your Family Tree Week,' which will take place from December 26th to January 1st.

This Stephen's Day, wants to help users find out more about their ancestors with the launch of the second year of 'Start Your Family Tree Week'. From the 26th December through to New Year's Day giving users all the help and advice they need to help them make a start on their Irish family history research.

'Start Your Family Tree Week' aims to encourage people to find out more about their family history and to hand down stories and memories to the next generation. Christmas is the perfect time to do this as it may be the one opportunity in the year when many get the chance to interview older relatives and gain a much better understanding of their family history.

Each day will be providing a handy tip, including free downloads and interview guides to help users along the way. It will also be offering a 10% discount on all subscriptions making it easier for interested parties to access almost 10 million Irish family history records.

In addition to help and advice, has announced its 'festive family history challenge,' which will take place during Start Your Family Tree Week. Each day via Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, will post a question for people to answer. At the end of the week people can send all their answers via email to be in with a chance of winning a 12-month subscription to and a €200 voucher for Amazon.

There will also be spot prizes for those who get involved via Facebook, Google+ and twitter.

Debra Chatfield, Marketing Manager at findmypast, said: "'Start Your Family Tree Week' is an ideal time to start exploring your family history, whether it’s tracing great-grandparents' names, searching military records or even discovering that you have a famous inventor in the family. The internet has made it so much easier to trace your family tree and learn about your family’s own unique story, full of colourful, real-life characters from the past. Every family has its intrigues, well-kept secrets and heart-warming tales."

About is the world's most comprehensive Irish family history website, providing easy-to-search, online access to some of the most significant Irish records that have ever been made available, including census records. This new site is a joint venture between two experts in the field:, one of the leading family history websites and part of the brightsolid family, and Eneclann, an award-winning Trinity College Campus Company specialising in genealogical and historical research and the publication of historical records.

Based in Dublin, has a dedicated team committed to providing the best experience possible when researching Irish family history.

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