Monday, March 13, 2017

Online Irish Records are FREE for a Limited Time

Two of the "Big 4" genealogy websites are offering FREE access to their Irish records in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

For five days only, Findmypast is offering free access to the largest collection of Irish records online for FREE.The free access starts on Findmypast.com today, Monday 13 March, at 2 am (MST/PDT) and ends on Friday 17 March at 4:59 pm (MST/PDT). During this time you can enjoy all 116 million of Findmypast's Irish records completely free.

Highlights of their Irish collection include:
  • Over 30 million Irish Birth, Marriage, Death and Parish records
  • Over 15 million Census, Land & Substitute collections
  • Over 30 million detailed Court & Prison records
  • Over 350,000 records from World War 1, the Easter Rising & more
  • Over 2.3 million Social History & Directory records
The only collection exempt from the free access is the Irish Newspapers collection.

In addition to free access to their Irish collection, Findmypast is offering a free downloadable Irish family history guide here.

Visit the Findmypast blog by clicking here for details on how to access the Irish records during the free period.


Ancestry is also offering free access to their Irish records until 8:59 pm (MST/PDT) on Sunday, 19 March 2017.  To see a full list of the records in the featured collection, please click here. To get started searching the collection on Ancestry.com, please click here. To download their free guide with 10 tips for finding Irish ancestors, click here.

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