Irish Railway Employment Records make online debut on Ancestry
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If you have ancestors who worked for the Irish railways (or even a tram or bus company), your genealogy research may be about to get a little easier thanks to a partnership between the Irish Railway Records Society (IRRS) and Ancestry.Some 306,000 personnel records, previously held in the IRRS HQ just behind Dublin's Heuston Station, have been digitised and indexed, making a search of the once ..read more
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Did you hear the groan? Data Protection concerns strike again
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2d ago
The 1899 and 1908-1915 Dublin Voters Lists remainavailable to view. Only the lists from 1938-1964have been removed.Two weeks ago, on the fine morning of Tuesday 28 May, the Irish genealogy world woke to learn that five incredibly useful Dublin databases – all previously accessible Dublin City Council's website until unceremoniously taken offline in March – had found a new online home thanks to ..read more
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Latest new and updated record collections for UK genealogy
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Please find below a three-week summary of newly-released and updated family history collections for England, Scotland and Wales from the major genealogy databases. (Previous list 24 May blogpost.) These regular listings are designed to help researchers whose Irish ancestors migrated, temporarily or permanently, to England, Scotland or Wales. By default, they will also be useful to anyone ..read more
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Bumper edition of Irish Genealogy Matters newsletter published
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A new edition of the Irish Genealogy Matters newsletter has been published. Produced by the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), the organisation behind RootsIreland.ie and an island-wide network of 34 genealogy/heritage centres, the publication provides an overview of recent uploads to the RootsIreland database and brings us news of activities from the centres. Among the latter is news of a ..read more
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Free access to all* records on FindMyPast this weekend
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1w ago
Marking D-Day's 80th Anniversary, FindMyPast has opened up nearly all* of its database to free access from now until 10am (GMT) on Monday 10 June.The free access includes billions of historical records, huge numbers of more recent Electoral Registers, plus the entire British Newspaper Archive. The latter holds just under 80million pages of digitised newsprint including a collection of 266 titles ..read more
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June dates for your Irish genealogy research diary
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Some dates to note if planning any Irish family history research visits in Dublin this month. National Archives of Ireland The NAI's Reading Room in Bishop Street will be closed to the public on Wednesday 12 June for staff training. It's a full day closure, reopening on the Thursday morning at 10am. Lunchtime tours of the 'Society & State – Ireland Through its Records' exhibiton ..read more
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Another bundle of RC records from Co. Kerrry joins RootsIreland
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1w ago
RootsIreland.ie has added 6,225 baptismal and marriage records for Sneem parish in County Kerry.  They breakdown as follows: Baptisms  – 5,497 records (1813—1899);Marriages –    729 records (1858—1900).The records link to images of the relevant registers held on the National Library of Ireland's website. Note that these records run later than the images on that site, which ..read more
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Father's Day 2024: Save 30% on Ancestry DNA kits (UK & IE only)
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Father's Day is approaching (it's on Sunday 16 June) so if you're looking for a rather less obvious gift than socks, booze, or a laugh-a-minute book, why not consider an Ancestry DNA test kit to encourage his natural curiosity about his (and your) heritage?This year, Ancestry is offering a 30% saving on the regular test kit price to researchers in the UK and in Ireland. Find out more by ..read more
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May 2024 updates to ireland Genealogy Projects Archives
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During May, volunteers donated records sourced from eight burial grounds across the island, each from a different county. While one of these files includes only basic genealogical information transcribed from the gravestones, the other files have photos of the headstones plus full transcriptions of the inscriptions. As always, these donations are provided free of charge by researchers for the ..read more
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Registers from 40 Monaghan national schools join RootsIreland
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2w ago
The Irish Family History Foundation's RootsIreland.ie database has grown by more than 20,000 records from County Monaghan. They have been transcribed from the registers of 40 national schools in the county. The earliest starting date for the registers in this collection is 1865; the latest is 1895. The most recent end date is 1925. See the full list of schools and register dates here. National ..read more
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