Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Additional 2.5million court records added to FMPie

FindMyPast Ireland had added another tranche of records to its Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers collection.

This collection exposes the 'petty' crimes – many for drunkenness and anti-social behaviour – of our ancestors and covers the period 1828-1912. With the latest additions, it now totals 12 million records.

The additions feature 44 new courts in 19 counties around Ireland. Among them are Limerick City Children’s Court and two courts with pre-famine records: Moynalty in Co. Meath and Nenagh in Co. Tipperary. County Longford is also represented for the first time in the online collection, with seven courts adding a total of a quarter of a million new records for the county. New courts have also been added for Counties Laois (five) and Cork (four) and, with at least one each, for Clare, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Offaly, Sligo, Waterford and Westmeath.

The collections of a further 55 courts have been supplemented with records from additional years.

The Irish Petty Sessions Registers collection (which covers only those courts now in the Republic of Ireland) is included in the World subscription package available through each of FindMyPast's international sites:,,, and

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