Tuesday 22 October 2013

Major Irish databases to launch in time for Christmas

Claire Santry is reporting that the National Archives of Ireland (www.nationalarchives.ie) is planning to upload its 1821-1851 census fragments online by Christmas, along with 1841 and 1851 census search forms used for old age pension applications after 1908 (for a Northern Irish example of how useful these can be visit http://walkingineternity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/irish-pension-applications-and-census.html). The archive's Valuation Office field, house, tenure and quarto books, which carry additional information not presented in the published version of Griffith's Valuation (such as years when leases were granted) will also be going online in December or January.

In addition the Irish Genealogy website (www.irishgenealogy.ie) will also shortly be uploading updated statutory BMD indexes from 1845 to the present day, with enhanced details for birth indexes from 1903-1927 included. This was first announced as on the cards in May of this year - for background, see http://britishgenes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/republic-of-irelands-gro-indexes-to-go.html.

For full details of all the developments read Claire's detailed Back to Our Past report at http://irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/back-to-our-past-2013-part-two.html.

(With thanks to Claire Santry)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.

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