Monday 22 March 2021

Glasnevin burials database is up and running again

Hurrah! After six months offline, the Glasnevin Burial Records database is accessible again, allowing Irish family historians to seek out death and burial details for ancestors laid to rest in five Dublin cemeteries: Glasnevin (the nation's necropolis, which opened in 1832), Dardistown, Goldenbridge, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown.

Glasnevin Trust has been officially rebranded as Dublin Cemeteries Trust, so there's a new name, logo and identity on the equally new website:

Under the Genealogy tab, you can learn about the archive and how to search and view records.

As previously, the database can be searched for free by name and approximate dates (+/- 10 years), but to view details of individual search results you need to set up an account and purchase credits.

I gave it a test run yesterday and the purchase system is working just fine, but I understand from the Genealogy forum of (a busy and helpful forum that I recommend to all Irish researchers) that the transfer of any previously purchased records to the new site hasn't yet taken place. This should happen this week.

Play gently. Remember it's new.