July 20, 2019

In a blog post last week, Irish Genealogy News reported that the 2021 Irish census will have an option for citizens to a create a "time capsule" i.e. a confidential or personal message on their census questionnaire.

The time capsule will have no restrictions on what ind...

March 16, 2019

Further to my Blog post yesterday, Ancestry is also giving free access to its entire Irish records collection over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.  This doesn't happen every day. So drop everything, get over there and get searching. This freebie finishes on Monday, 18 Ma...

March 15, 2019

Are you one of the tens of millions of people across the globe with Irish ancestry?  If yes, you’re in luck because in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, MyHeritage is providing FREE access to all their Irish record collections until 20 March 2019.

There is no need to lo...

February 11, 2019

The Irish General Registry Office recently announced that an additional two years of Births, Deaths and Marriage records will be released online in early 2019 via www.irishgenealogy.ie.

No exact date was announced for the release, however, they did say the Marriage Inde...

August 22, 2018

Were your Irish ancestors among the first to receive the old age pension when Ireland introduced the regular payment in 1909?      

Did you know you can search the early pension records which are online and free?  Read on for more information.

An Old Age Pension sch...

April 13, 2018

My website of the week is The Schools Collection in Ireland.  Were your parents or grandparents among the 50,000 young children from 5,000 schools who participated in the Irish National Folklore project in the 1930s?  Or were they perhaps among the teachers who also co...

April 11, 2018

I recently came across The Irish Famine Eviction Project which caught my attention as a worthy online volunteering opportunity.  It involves more than just transcribing record images, yet it can still be done from the comfort of home. 

The Project’s aim is to docu...

March 20, 2018

FindMyPast has released a variety of Irish records this week. Listed below are what I think are the three most interesting and useful.   

1.     American Fenian Brotherhood 1864-1867

This is a fascinating series of British Foreign Office (BFO) correspondence re...

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