Here’s the direct link – A New Year message from our CEO: https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/new-year-message. Much longer article, but here’s a sample.
The Findmypast Team 28 December 2020–snip–
To all our members and communities…
2020 is a year none of us will forget. People will look back on this time and ask us what it was like to live through a pandemic and what challenges we faced. And so, for me, our mission at Findmypast to connect people to their family stories and pass those stories on to future generations has even more meaning this year.
While the challenges have been great, there have also been many moments to celebrate. Where people have gone the extra mile to help and support each other. Where we have developed new perspectives and learned that we can do things differently. I want to share a few things we have been proud of this year.We’re on TV
Have you seen our television adverts yet?
We went on air in the UK earlier this year with a brand new advertising campaign across a plethora of Sky channels, showing ordinary people whose lives have been inspired and transformed by their family discoveries.
Improved family tree and search experiences
Our family tree has seen many improvements, including a refreshed user interface and a range of easy-to-use features based on customer feedback. Our new Stories feature is now available in some markets. This real-time feed of articles, powered by our newspaper archives, is based on milestones in your family tree and provides rich insight into the contexts in which your ancestors lived.
We’ve made it simpler to search by geographic location, adding location type-ahead for all parts of the world, and the ability to search within a radius from a location. A richer ‘all record sets’ search has replaced A-Z search so that it’s easier to access our huge archive of records.
By the end of the year, we will have introduced Private Messaging in the UK, North America, and Ireland, offering customers the opportunity to connect with other members and even meet new relatives.
The Findmypast Community is thriving
Our online community grew by 43% this year. We have hosted hundreds of educational live streams where our expert team of family historians and special guests support your family research.