Tuesday 27 February 2024

Irish Registry of Deeds Index Project: latest updates to database

The free-to-access database of the volunteer-led Irish Registry of Deeds Index Project has been updated. The main index now holds 580,808 indexed entries gathered from 59,952 memorials of deeds. Looks like there's a big milestone just around the corner!

The Townland Index was updated at the beginning of the month and now has 456,572 entries. These index books are one of the main finding aids for researchers, allowing them to search for memorials according to the townland location of property and land transferred by the paperwork. Just under 20,000 entries have been added to the database since mid-November.

To help researchers gain greater familiarity with the Registry of Deeds' material (and perhaps become a Project volunteer?), the founder and manager of the Project, Nick Reddan FIGRS, draws our attention to a particular memorial each time he updates the database.

This month's highlighted memorial is a marriage settlement dated 27 December 1783 and relates to land and properties in Ballyhaise, Co Cavan.

View the Index entry here and consult the memorial's full text on the FamilySearch image here.