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 log into to MyHeritage to access these records. Just click here to go to the Catalogue and type “Ireland” in the search box to see a list of all 71 Irish datasets.
Following is a list of the different categories in the Irish records at MyHeritage and the number of datasets under each category.
Above: List of Categories available under MyHeritage records for Ireland.
What's in the records?
MyHeritage’s Irish records include but are by no means limited to:
Ireland Marriages, 1619-1898
Irish Prisoners, 1780 - 1867
Ireland Tithe Defaulters, 1831
Pigot’s Directory of Ireland (multiple years)
Vicar's, Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536 - 1810
Index of Irish Wills, 1484 - 1858
William Smith O'Brien Petition, Ireland 1848 - 1849
The 1851 Dublin City Census
Henderson's Ulster Directory, Ireland 1856.
MyHeritage is not in the same league as Ancestry or FindMyPast, so fewer people have a subscription. However, free access to their records is always welcome and it is well worth the effort of running your ancestors’ names through the search engine as they have several unique datasets.
How did you go?
I haven’t searched the Irish records thoroughly yet, but at a quick glance I found a previously unknown 1841 record for my convict family member, Matthew Mahide, under the Irish Prisoners dataset. If you find any new records at MyHeritage during their free access period, do share your success below in the Comments Section.
May you have the luck of the Irish in your ancestor hunting this week.
Your Family Genealogist
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