Niall Cullen, Findmypast Discovering your Irish family history has been made more accessible and affordable than ever over the past decade, with millions of Irish records now available online. However, if you are a traditionalist who still likes to use a book for research, here’s a list of 5 titles that will come in very… Continue reading 5 books for tracing your Irish ancestors
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Discover your family history with the world’s best family tree records. Findmypast offer more than 9 billion international family history records from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and beyond with records going back to 1200.
Discover what your ancestors were doing in 1901
Abigail Rieley, Findmypast You’ll now find the 1901 Irish Census on Findmypast. For the first time, you can search these fascinating records using all variations of a name and narrow the results you get by birth date. Not only that, but you can also search for two members of a household at the same time.… Continue reading Discover what your ancestors were doing in 1901
10% discount to findmypast records
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, Findmypast are offering 10% discount on world subscriptions, giving you the chance to begin searching your family history. That means access to their comprehensive collections of historical records and innovative research tools.
Celebrate International Women's Day with findmypast
To celebrate International Women’s Day, at 3pm GMT on Sunday 8th March, Findmypast will be hosting a webinar on searching for women in their historical records. As, historically, women’s names changed or were not recorded, finding female ancestors can be tricky. This webinar will help users trace maternal lines and get further with their family… Continue reading Celebrate International Women's Day with findmypast
Walt Disney’s Irish Roots
Niall Cullen, Findmypast The surname “Disney” doesn’t sound very Irish. It derives from the Normandy French name D’Isigny, which is probably why Walt Disney’s Irish family history can be easily overlooked. Records on Findmypast, including the exclusive Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885 reveal a little more about cartoon mogul’s past. Walt Disney’s great-grandfather Arundel Elias… Continue reading Walt Disney’s Irish Roots
Discover your 1798 Rebellion ancestors
Niall Cullen, Findmypast The 1798 Irish Rebellion is famous for being a key early revolt against British rule in Ireland and involved well-known figures like Theobald Wolfe Tone and Henry Joy McCracken. The rebellion lasted 5 months and affected most of the country with crucial battles fought locally in the counties of Antrim, Carlow, Cork,… Continue reading Discover your 1798 Rebellion ancestors
Over 10 million Irish and British newspaper pages now available to explore online
Jim Shaughnessy, Findmypast As well as hosting the largest collection of Irish records online, Findmypast offers another valuable resource to anyone investigating their ancestors; newspapers. Findmypast’s collection of newspaper from the UK and Ireland now numbers over 10 million pages and includes over 60 Irish titles. The amount of information you can get from delving… Continue reading Over 10 million Irish and British newspaper pages now available to explore online
Irish marriage records: Uncover your ancestors’ nuptials
Niall Cullen, Findmypast Marriage records are the cornerstones for building any family tree. Not only do they provide a glimpse into one of the most important events in your ancestors’ lives but they can tell you a great deal about them too like their age, residence and fathers’ names. In Ireland, civil registration began in… Continue reading Irish marriage records: Uncover your ancestors’ nuptials
New records available for people researching their Irish roots
Nearly 700,000 new records are being made available that could be vital for people looking to trace their Irish ancestry. The Poverty Relief Loans records, from the National Archives in London, have been digitised by family history website Findmypast.com. The site has also added a new, easier to search version of the Ireland Census 1911.
Findmypast to help people trace their Irish roots
People of Irish origin all over the world will be given a helping hand in tracing their family roots tomorrow – Friday 23 January. The website Findmypast.com, which provides information for people who are looking into their family history, is to hold a webinar which is intended to help people use their information more effectively.… Continue reading Findmypast to help people trace their Irish roots