Thursday 22 September 2011

NLI challenges Ancestry

THE NATIONAL Library of Ireland says it had no prior knowledge of Ancestry's intention to release transcriptions of records which form part of the Library's collection of parish registers and is questioning the genealogy giant's legal right to have done so.

The subscription site yesterday launched a major update to its Irish records offer, including some 450,000 Roman Catholic register entries dating from 1742 to 1884. These were microfilmed back in the 1980s by the NLI.

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