Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Great News for Irish Ancestry Research!

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Through a recent post on, we discovered that the National Library of Ireland recently announced that they expect to put 390,000 parish records online by the summer of 2015.
"There will be no charge to access the information, mainly baptismal and marriage records, that dates between the 1740s and the 1880s, and includes some 1,091 parishes throughout Ireland. The Catholic Church allowed the library to make microfilm copies of the information, in the 1950s, and the information is considered vital to any historical research, as census records from this period were destroyed, when the Four Courts building, housing the Public Records Office, was destroyed by fire in 1922, during the Irish Civil War."
The MassLive post also includes other online resources for researching Irish ancestors,

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