Friday 3 April 2020

Select Irish collections free this weekend on AncestryUK

If you fancy a peak into some of Ancestry's most recent Irish additions, here's your chance, as the UK database is offering a few days of free access to these collections.

For the last several years, these collections, which hold more than 31million records between them,  have been available exclusively at FindMyPast, who digitised them in a partnership with the National Archives of Ireland. As I understand it, that period of exclusivity is now over, so Ancestry has added these record sets to its holdings.

These are the record sets:

To view the records, you'll need a registered account with If you don't already have one, select one of these links to search and then follow the instructions to set up an account. You need provide only your name and email address; you'll then be sent a user name and password to access the records.

If you're interested, some new additions to the England holding are also free this weekend:

The free access period will expire at 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 5 April.

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