Wednesday, 23 March 2016

New Irish landing page on Ancestry

I was surprised to see that Ancestry (, in its press release on its latest Easter Rising and War of Independence files for Ireland, had noted a web address for access at I queried this with Ancestry, and have been told that it is a working address that simply redirects to the UK site for the company. In due course, however, the address will become more important, with the firm noting that "for those accessing the site from Ireland (as opposed to the UK) we are working on ways in which the experience will be adapted accordingly (e.g. local offers for Ireland)".

I've also taken the opportunity to look into where the Irish records landing page has gone that used to exist at, which now simply redirects to the main UK home page. It seems that this has now been revamped and given a slightly tweaked URL - the records are now accessible at

(With thanks to Bryony Partridge)


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1 comment:

  1. A helpful post which I have listed in Interesting Blogs at
    Thanks, Chris