Monday 3 April 2023

Ancestry adds two new record collections of Irish interest

Ancestry has uploaded two new record collections of interest to Irish family historians. They are:

UK and Ireland, Medical Registers, 1859-1943: This collection, sourced from the Royal College of Ireland in Dublin, contains published registers of medical doctors living in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The registers were published annually by the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom and served as directories for the medical profession. The index offers information about 2,991,949 individuals, and links to images of the original registers.

UK, Criminal Records, 1780-1871: This record set of 454,826 entries, which includes a good number of Irish men and women, is comprised of a mix of material held by The National Archives in Kew. These include Registers of Criminal Petitions, Prison Registers, Criminal Entry Books and Judges Reports on criminals. The sentences meeted out included transportation, execution, and life imprisonment.

The following Ancestry collections have also been recently updated with new records:

UK and Ireland, Obituary Index, 2004-Current

UK and Ireland,™ Marriage Index, 1800s-current

UK and Ireland FindAGrave Index