Mary McKee, Findmypast The recently released Irish Poverty Relief Loans, 1821-1874 on Findmypast are a fascinating source for those building their Irish family tree. They record the names of over 600,000 people in rural Ireland, before during and after The Great Famine. Geographically, the records mainly cover the counties on Ireland’s west and south-west coasts,… Continue reading Discover your poorest Irish ancestors in new records
Niall Cullen, Findmypast Two exciting Irish family history resources were made available on Findmypast in 2015. These fascinating new collections are a fantastic addition to the largest collection of Irish family history records anywhere online and include indexes of your ancestors’ wills and marriages, right back into the 16th century.
Hundreds of thousands of Irishmen participated in the American Civil War. You can find those fighting Irish in over six million Civil War records released online by Findmypast.
Niall Cullen, Findmypast The Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924 on Findmypast are an excellent source for tracing your Irish family history and provide a wealth of information about the prisoner including their name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age and even physical descriptions. The records have also become a popular record set for historians… Continue reading Discovering Irish Patriots in prison records
The Irishman was one of the most anticipated films of the year, as Hollywood legends Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci joined forces again to deliver another epic gangster flick. Throw in fellow A-listers Al Pacino and Harvey Kietel, and the fact that it was straight to Netflix so it could be watched… Continue reading Twitter user breaks down marathon movie The Irishman into mini-series episodes
Findmypast has announced that this weekend, they will be opening up their archives and giving unlimited free access to billions of records and newspaper pages from all over the world. From 12pm on Thursday 27th April to 11:59pm, 1st May, absolutely everyone will have access to Findmypast’s comprehensive collections of historical records and innovative research… Continue reading FREE WEEKEND at findmypast
There’s more than one way to trace your family tree in Ireland. If you draw a blank with parish and church records, you could always turn to crime. More than 18,000 records of Irish crimes, disturbances, criminals and victims have been published online by Findmypast. If you feel sqeamish about the possibilty that one of… Continue reading Irish crime records may provide new way to trace your family tree in 19th century Ireland
Ireland Calling has teamed up with findmypast and we can offer US readers a great chance to start researching their Irish roots. Enjoy a 1 month World subscription for the price of a 1 Month US subscription, and access records from across continents. You’ll be able to build your family tree online, explore millions of… Continue reading Trace your Irish roots with 50% discount
Jim Shaughnessy, Findmypast On Findmypast, you’ll find the largest online collection of Irish family history records, which provide an incredible opportunity to trace your family in Ireland and build an excellent family tree. As well as that, there’s the fascinating newspaper collections, including a great rang of Irish newspapers that can help to put your… Continue reading Use the Illustrated Police News to get a picture of your Irish roots
Niall Cullen, Findmypast Guinness is a name that is as associated with Ireland as Murphy, O’Connell or Kelly. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that Guinnesses can be found throughout the records on Findmypast. However, not only do entries in the records relate to the famous brewing family but the lesser known branches of the family too.