Thursday 24 January 2013

View Irish bmd records free of charge

To coincide with FindMyPast's recent release of 21million Irish birth, marriage and death records, today is Irish Family History Day.

As such, the new collection is being made available free of charge. You'll need the Coupon Code to gain free access. It's this:


Go to FindMyPast Ireland, click 'Redeem Coupon' on the Home Page, enter the above Coupon Code and register. You'll then receive 50 credits. (These credits can be used on any records, and they're also up for grabs on the international sites – FindMyPastUS, and FindMyPast Australia & NZ. Just go through the same procedure and use the same code. The credits remain valid for up to 30 days.)

Note: FindMyPast UK doesn't appear to be offering any free credits to support this promotion.

For details of the new collection, which is predominantly made up of the Irish Civil Registration Indexes, see my earlier post.

Today, 14:00 to 15:00 Dublin (GMT) Time: will be holding a Twitter Chat to answer questions you may have. Use #IFHD.