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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Ancestry gives free access to Irish collection

Since St Patrick's Day is nearly upon us, the good folks of Ancestry are opening up their Irish records collection with free access.

The offer doesn't require any registration, email addresses or credit cards, and free access will continue until 17 March, 11:59 ET, which I think is four or five hours behind GMT.

The records available include many of the essential resources – Irish civil registration records of birth, marriage and death; the 1901 and 1911 Irish census; and Griffiths Valuation – plus some other valuable collections such as the New York Emigrant Savings 1850-1883, the Lawrence Collection of photographs 1870-1910, and the Irish Canadian Emigration Records 1823-1849.

Collections of parish register records include the four exciting Roman Catholic record sets uploaded yesterday (see blogpost).

What a great opportunity to check out those new register records!