Thursday, 13 March 2014

Irish Origins St Patrick's Day offers

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with

Access Irish Wills Index 1484-1858 FREE, plus, 36% discount off Irish Origins monthly subscriptions.

This Irish Wills Index 1484-1858 contains over 102,000 names compiled from records found at the National Archives of Ireland. It is only concerned with records that survive in more than index form, i.e. where original documents, copies, transcripts, abstracts or extracts exist.

Although the vast majority of Ireland's testamentary records were lost in the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) in 1922, staff at the PROI (now the National Archives of Ireland) have spent many years trying to recover from that loss, and today there are thousands of testamentary records again, although they are not always easy to find.

This index lists records at the National Archives of Ireland that are not simply an index. In other words, there is a document worth looking at behind every index entry. Each index entry contains the name of the person leaving a will, or being covered by a grant of probate or administration. It also contains their address, sometimes their occupation, and the place where the document was proved (i.e. a diocesan or the Prerogative court). The index also contains the names of the executors for almost half the entries, along with their addresses. In essence this index contains all the information contained in the National Archives finding aids (i.e. card catalogues, typed lists, and original summaries).

Search and Access Irish Wills Index 1484-1858 FREE this St. Patrick's Day

Free access will run from Monday 17 March 2014, 00:01, until Tuesday 18 March 2014, 08:00 GMT.

Irish Origins St. Patrick's Day Subscription Offer - 36% discount!

Irish research has its own very special challenges. Let Irish Origins help you uncover your past. Access nearly 6 million Irish genealogy records including: Censuses, Wills, Directories, Burials, Marriages, Electoral registers, Passenger lists, Military records, and rare publications.

St. Patrick's Day Offer: Access Irish Origins for 1 month for the price of 72 hour access - only £6.
Valid until 24th March 2014.

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(With thanks to Maggie Loughran)


Time to find your inner Irish...! All the best online Irish genealogy resources can be found through my book Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet - in print and ebook formats. "Very useful, makes me wish I was Irish!" - Saint Patrick, patron saint.

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