Wednesday, 4 July 2012

News in brief

Irish Roots magazine opens shop

Irish Roots Magazine, the only printed magazine dedicated to genealogy research in Ireland, now has an online store.

You can buy yourself (or anyone else!) a subscription to the quarterly magazine or choose a Genealogy Starter Pack. The publishers say they will be adding more products in due course.

Scottish census 1841-1891 now complete on Family Search

As reported last month, Family Search has been adding Scottish census records to its database. While you can search the index and get details of individuals on the Family Search site, you can't view images of the census returns without paying for them at Find My Past UK.

The full line-up of 19th-century census records is now available, as follows:
  • Scotland Census, 1841 2,629,006 records
  • Scotland Census, 1851 2,914,894 records
  • Scotland Census, 1861 3,009,214 records
  • Scotland Census, 1871 3,349,414 records
  • Scotland Census, 1881 3,721,356 records
  • Scotland Census, 1891 4,016,614 records

History Ireland magazine July-August issue in shops now

A spanking new issue of History Ireland magazine is on the shelves (and, hopefully, arriving in my postbox any minute now). It's a special issue, dedicated to Irish sporting heroes and Olympic involvements. Price €6.70 in the shops.