Tuesday 29 June 2021

Six new irish collections (total 2.2million records) join Ancestry

Ancestry has uploaded no less than six Irish record collections today, all held by the National Archives of Ireland. None is making its debut. Some can be found on the NAI's own free genealogy website (here), while most have been part of FindMyPast's Irish collection for some years, too. They don't really need introductions.

That's not a complaint. Having brand new records, never before online, or only recently discovered even, may be a little more exciting, but it's also good to have plenty of competition in the market and to have different databases to check. What one database search may not uncover may be revealed in another.

I also sometimes like having the option, which Ancestry provides, of browsing the images rather than having to use the search field option.

Without further ado, here are the collections now available via Ancestry. Figures in parenthesis indicated total number of records.

In addition, a couple of indexes containing recent deaths have been updated, as follows:

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