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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

'New Irish Genealogy Records 2011-2015' published

All the records in one handy ebook: €5.99
Today I've published an 82-page e-book called 'New Irish Genealogy Records 2011-2015', a title that should leave you in little doubt as to what lies in its pages.

Basically, I collated all my blogposts over that five-year period (all 2,497 of them), omitted any that didn't relate to either brand-new resources or significant updates to Irish family history collections, and rearranged the remaining by theme – birth, marriage and death records; land records; wills and so on – and, when appropriate, by county. These county pages then present purely localised resources, or draw attention to the local area's contribution to larger regional or island-wide record sets.

I confess this has been a mammoth task, and putting it together became very fraught over the last week to 10 days, which is why this blog has been a tad quiet of late.

I'm hoping researchers will find the resulting ebook useful both as a reminder of some of the smaller niche records now available and as a handy reference tool.

As you'd expect, most of the resources are online, and there are links to help you quickly find those that you want to explore. In some cases I've also included links to the original blogpost, if I felt this would help the researcher get a better description of the resource or to learn of some idiosyncracy in the record set.

Last year I prepared a not dissimilar booklet of just 20 pages covering only the 2014 resources; it was free and was downloaded in huge numbers. This time, I'm breaking with tradition and putting a price on New Irish Genealogy Records 2011-2015.

As it's St Patrick's Day tomorrow, you can take advantage of a special discount offer that brings the price down to just €5.99. That's about US$6.65 / £4.70 / AUS$8.95 / CAN$8.90, according to today's exchange rates. I've set up a safe payment facility that allows you to pay via PayPal, credit or debit card.

For more details about the ebook and to download a sample, see the dedicated page on my website: Irish Genealogy Toolkit.