John Grenham has announced the news every Irish genealogist has been longing – dreaming – of hearing for years: the National Library of Ireland is to publish its collection of pre-1880 Roman Catholic Registers online.
I've heard rumours about this during the past year, but everytime I've asked the question I've been told 'no, it's not happening'.
I almost don't mind having been lied to!
John broke news of this fantastic development in his Irish Roots column. Go read and be happy.
UPDATE: See my later post for additional details from the National Library of Ireland's official press release.