Monday 4 September 2023

More than 600,000 records for Glasnevin Cemetery join Find A Grave

Over the last week an estimated 620,000 records of individuals buried in Glasnevin Cemetery have been uploaded to the free-to-access Find A Grave (FaG) Index. There were previously under 50,000 indexed entries in the database, so this huge delivery of records is a significant development for Irish family history research.

And still growing...!

This morning, the total number of Glasnevin entries in FaG stood at 689,832, all of the new ones with Plot References and basic details about the deceased ie name, birthdate (if known) and date of death. Those in the new bundle are not currently accompanied by a headstone photo.

A further 2,222 records have been added since I took the screengrab, right.

I was alerted to this exciting news by BowWow, a regular contributor to the excellent's Genealogy forum. BowWow has since discovered that the uploader of these records is a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the total upload could top 800,000 new entries when finished.

The Boards conversation is on-going. Follow this link if you want to join in (it's free and you'll need to register... it's worth it).

Many thanks to BowWow for passing on the information to IrishGenealogyNews.

UPDATE 2 October 2023: the FindMyGrave holding for Glasneving Cemetery has topped out at 755,337 records inclusive following the above upload.