Thursday 26 May 2022

Ancestry updates its Find A Grave index for the UK and Ireland

Ancestry's All UK and Ireland FindAGrave Index was topped up with an additional 450,000 entries in the company's quarterly updates this month. It brings the index to a total of 14,391,869 entries.

Surprisingly, entries from the Republic of Ireland now tot up to nearly a million (957,818), and all counties appear to be represented if my quick scan of results pages is correct.

Northern Ireland accounts for 584,351 indexed entries. All six counties feature, but so, too, do records for headstones in the border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Louth and Monaghan, all of which are in the Republic. There may well be others mis-allocated.

Numbers for the rest of the UK are:

  • England: 10.985,953
  • Scotland: 1,531,916
  • Wales: 397,008

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