Thursday, 9 May 2013 launches Famine Memorial has launched an online memorial of The Great Irish Famine to coincide with the National Famine Commemoration currently taking place in Kilrush, Co. Clare.

This online assortment of records highlights the many aspects of Irish life that were affected during The Great Irish Famine (1846-1852).

Researchers can search through a number of record categories including emigration, land and newspapers and piece together their own ancestor’s story during the period. The collection doesn't include any newly launched records. It has brought together sets of records and articles that are relevant to family history research focussed on this particular time period.

Find out more about the Famine Memorial collection.