Wednesday 15 March 2023

MyHeritage opens irish collection to free access for St Patrick's Day

To mark St Patrick's Day on 17 March, MyHeritage has opened up its Irish collection to free access.

MyHeritage wouldn't ordinarily be my first stop for Irish research because most of its 14million Irish records are available free all year round on other sites such as the National Archives of Ireland's Genealogy database and FamilySearch. 

However, having some of them in just one database AND free will be a plus for many people taking their first steps in Irish family history research.

Collections included are the 1901 and 1911 census, various vital records, a selection of census substitutes, a healthy number of street and trade directories, and a load of peerage/toff publications that have little value to the average family historian.

There's never any harm testing a collection to see if it has any treasure for you, so dip in. It's free... you just need to register... until Sunday 19 March.

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