Monday 9 March 2020 opens up Irish collection for free to St Patrick and Irish-American Heritage Month, has opened up its Irish collection to free access.

This means there are some 170 million records available to play with, and it won't cost a penny. In that total figure are 34 million records that have been added in the last 12-months alone.

You can view all the record-sets in the Irish Heritage Collection here.

You'll need a registered account to view the records. This is quick, easy and free to set up. Just follow the instructions when you start searching.

Free access to the record sets in the Irish Heritage Collection will expire at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday 18 March. You will then need a paid Ancestry World Explorer or All Access membership to view the records.