One of our avid participants at our monthly genealogy programs made me aware that FindMyPast is offering “FREE” access to Irish records (110 million), including the newly released Irish Catholic Parish Registers (10 million registers that include 40 million names that are indexed and searchable), from March 1, 2016 to March 8, 2016 (Note the small window!).
You can get to FindMyPast directly here at FindMyPast or read much more about this free one week offering through a posting by the Gleeson Clan Gathering 2016 site at:
Initially, the Irish Catholic Parish Registers data was made available as un-indexed data that you could browse through the images to do research. Now, the data has been indexed and is searchable.
Spanning over 200 years of Ireland’s history from 1671-1900, the Irish Catholic Parish Registers contain over 40 million names from over 1,000 parishes and cover 97% of the entire island of Ireland, both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic.
For anyone doing Irish research, this is a great opportunity to access the Irish Catholic Parish Registers in addition to the other Irish data within FindMyPast that would normally not be free.
It is a short window of time to access this material for free. Consider taking advantage of this access through FindMyPast.
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