Tuesday 14 July 2020

Ireland's Registry of Deeds Index Project: latest news

The volunteer-led Registry of Deeds Index Project has been updated. The free online Index now holds 361,578 entries from 38,842 memorials of deeds, while the Grantor Index now holds 36,410 entries.

In addition to the latest batch of uploaded Index entries, Project manager Nick Reddan FIGRS has rearranged some of the user-guides and placed them under a separate menu item.

These guides are aids for navigating free films of the RoD's memorial transcription books and indexes on FamilySearch.org.

He has also been attaching links to Index entries so that researchers exploring memorials in books 1-10 can now link directly to the FamilySearch films. All new Index entries have a link.

It's been a busy month for Nick. Towards the end of June the Irish Genealogical Research Society hosted a Zoom presentation on the Registry of Deeds digitisation project with Ellen Murphy, and Nick gave a short talk about the history and development of the Index Project. You can see his slides in a pdf download here.