Monday 23 January 2012

Any brainy graduates in your tree?

FindMyPast Ireland's fourth new release of 2012 sees the Register of Queen's Colleges Ireland 1849-1858 ready for searching online.

The Queen's Colleges of Ireland were established to create multi-denominational universities. Queen's Collegs of Belfast, Cork and Galway were formally incorporated in 1845 and received their first students four years later. The Register is a list of students for each college during its first decade.

Typically, each entry includes the name and religion of the student and the department in which he studied.

The Belfast list is the largest with 930 students, while there are 680 graduates listed for Cork and 245 for Galway.

While we're with FindMyPast, I'll just mention again that Find My Past UK is currently offering a 10% discount on new subscriptions. This offer lasts until the end of the month, is valid only on the UK site, and you need to enter the promotion code NEWYEAR12 when you sign up.