Thursday 28 March 2019

Delayed arrival for Ancestry's Irish Directories top-up

Towards the end of February, Ancestry announced the imminent upload of new material in the shape of BMD Notices from the Belfast Newsletter, Cork Marriage Licence Bonds and a huge bundle of Irish Directories.

While the Newsletter notices and Cork's licence bonds collections have duly arrived in the database during March, the Irish City & Regional Directories top-up is running a little late.

Ancestry has now said the upload of an additional 2.1million records from historical Irish directories will join the existing collection in early April. It will include an entirely new volume of Pettigrew and Oulton, new commentary on existing images, and the typical listings of names, addresses and occupations of Irish residents, as well as a variety of events, institutions, businesses and offiial departments.

The existing collection of 6,205,675 records holds nearly all of Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directories published between 1847 and 1946.