Friday 5 June 2015

Free access to Ancestry's Irish & UK collection 5–7 June

The free weekend has finished
Ancestry UK's collection of one billion Irish and UK records will be free until Sunday 7 June at 23:59hrs GMT (which translates into Irish/British Summer Time as Monday 8 June at 00:59).

It's a straightforward 'free access' process. You have to register with name and email address but no financial information is requested – you just go direct to searching for your ancestors.

When the free access period ends, you will need a subscription to to view the records.

Most of the Irish record sets available on Ancestry are detailed below, but there are many more of Irish family history relevance, particularly the British/UK military, passenger and occupation record collections.

(See all the records in the UK & Ireland collection and use the vertical scroll bar.)

Ireland 1766 Religious Census
Ireland Gazetteer and Surname Guide
Ireland Householder's Index, County Antrim
Ireland Topographical Dictionary, 1837
Ireland Visitation
Ireland, 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Northern Ireland)
Ireland, Casualties of World War I, 1914-1922
Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958
Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1844-1847
Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, 1847-1864
Ireland, Indexes to Wills, 1384-1858
Ireland, Lawrence Collection of photographs, 1870 - 1910
Ireland, Lord Viscount Morpeth's Testimonial Roll, 1841
Ireland, Marriages in Walker's Hibernian Magazine, 1771-1812
Ireland, Newspapers, 1763-1890
Ireland, Ordnance Survey, 1824 - 1846
Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
Ireland, Select Catholic Birth and Baptism Registers, 1763-1912
Ireland, Select Catholic Confirmation Registers, 1775-1912
Ireland, Select Catholic Death and Burial Registers, 1767-1912
Ireland, Select Catholic Marriage Registers, 1775-1912
Ireland, Select Deaths, 1864-1870
Ireland, Select Marriages, 1619-1898
Ireland, Selections of Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881
Ireland, Selections of Catholic Parish Deaths, 1756-1881
Ireland, Selections of Catholic Parish Marriages and Banns, 1742-1884
Ireland, The Royal Irish Constabulary 1816-1921
Ireland, Thom's Directory, 1904
Ireland, Tithe Applotment Books, 1823-1837
Ireland: 1841/1851 Census Abstracts (Republic of Ireland)
Irish Emigrants in North America [1670-1830], Part Six
Irish Emigrants in North America [1775-1825]
Irish Emigrants in North America, Part Four and Part Five
Irish Emigrants in North America, Part I
Irish Emigrants in North America, Part II
Irish Emigrants in North America, Part III
Irish Emigration Lists, 1833-1839
Irish Emigration to New England through Port of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, 1841–1849
Irish Flax Growers List, 1796
Irish Genealogical Abstracts from the Londonderry Journal 1772-1784
Irish Gravestone Inscriptions
Irish in Boston
Irish Independent Newspaper Obituaries: May 2001-June 2002
Irish Landed Gentry
Irish Names and Surnames
Irish Passenger Lists, 1803-1806
Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871
Irish Pedigrees
Irish Pedigrees Vol. II
Irish Records Extraction Database
Irish Records Index, 1500-1920
Irish Settlers in North America before 1850
Irish Wills Indexes