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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Access to major Irish genealogy databases restored

After Monday's news (see blogpost) about the Dublin Electoral Registers being removed following intervention by the Data Protection Commission, Irish genealogists went into a bit of a spin this morning when first the National Archives of Ireland's Genealogy website was found to have gone offline overnight and then IrishGenealogy.ie became inaccessible.

Conspiracy theories abounded, but I'm glad to say that these can now be put to bed as both websites, and all their databases, have been restored in the last half an hour. I wasn't able to find out what caused the problem, and since it's now been resolved, I'll leave it there.