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Update to Yesterday’s Blog

   This morning in my email I received a notice that Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht today announced that the 1821-1851 census records, as well as the 1851 and 1861 Search Forms will be free from the

100 in 100 - FindMyPast

   Back on April 10th, FindMyPast announced that they would be adding 100 new databases in the next 100 days.  Since FindMyPast has multiple geographic sites, that doesn’t mean all Irish databases, but we’ve already seen the addition of two new record sets for Ireland. provides access to over 130 million British and Irish records.  IrishOrigins specifically focuses on Irish records.  The Census records & census substitutes contains Griffith’s Valuation and although indexes appear in many locations, this site has one of the better search engines.  …

PRONI - Revision Books

   If only the Republic of Ireland would take some pointers from Northern Ireland!  Last week I wrote about the civil registration indexes.  This week, another wonderful resource, the Valuation Revision Books

General Register Office Northern Ireland

     Last week I retweeted the information that the General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI) had put their indexes online.  This week I’ve had a bit of time to look at the process and I thought I’d pass on my thoughts.

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