Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Free access to Ancestry's Irish records

From Ancestry (www.ancestry.co.uk):

Piece together your family’s history for free this month

This month is the perfect time to look back at Irish history. We’re marking the occasion by helping you discover if your family played a part in the building of the Irish nation—with free access to all our Irish records for the entire month.

Our commemorations start with the release today of 10 million new Catholic parish records. This is the single most important collection of Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census, and could help you trace your family’s history right back to the 1

*Access to the records in the featured collections will be free until 31 March, 2016 at 23:59 GMT. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view the records in the featured collections using an Ancestry.co.uk paid membership. To see a full list of the records in the featured collections please click here.


For details on my genealogy guide books, including A Decade of Irish Centenaries: Researching Ireland 1912-1923Discover Scottish Church Records (2nd edition), Discover Irish Land Records and Down and Out in Scotland: Researching Ancestral Crisis, please visit http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/p/my-books.html. My Pinterest account is at https://www.pinterest.com/chrismpaton/.

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