Friday 15 March 2024

Free access to MyHeritage's Irish Collection until Monday

For St Patrick's Day, MyHeritage has opened up its entire Irish collection of nearly 14 million records.

These are held in 104 record sets including censuses, census substitutes, births and marriages, wills and a good spread of publications and directories. It's a collection thiat is growing but in my opinion it is still quite a way from being a go-to database for Irish researchers.

However, for any family historians making their first foray into Irish records, it might be worth a free weekend dip.

You can find brief details and links to each of the record sets in the Ireland catalogue. Select one and enter your search criteria. You'll then be prompted to create a free account. Go ahead. It's free and doesn't require you to hand over any financial information.