Saturday 18 June 2011

Searching for elusive Irish ancestors in England or Wales?

If you've got Irish ancestors who may have emigrated to England/Wales or joined the British army, or simply took off and were never heard of again, you'll be pleased to hear that Find My Past has overhauled its Death Records search facility.

The upgrade, which follows a similar transformation for birth and marriage records, makes searching much easier. It's now possible to search the following fully indexed records in one go:

* England & Wales deaths 1837-2006
* British nationals died overseas 1818-2005
* British nationals armed forces deaths 1796-2005
* British nationals died at sea 1854-1890

If you've got a particularly elusive ancestor, one that might have signed up for the the army life or chased fame and fortune overseas, these records might just provide the answer.