Family historians will be able to access 21 million birth, marriage, and death records free of charge, on Thursday 24th of January.
Findmypast.com are hosting the inaugural “Irish History Family Day," to celebrate the launch of the records online.
The family history website will publish records covering the island of Ireland from the 1800’s right up to the 1950’s. Findmypast.com carries the most detailed and throrough collection of records ever seen in one place.
Cliona Weldon, General Manager at Findmypast.ie, said: “The addition of 21 million new birth, marriage and death records to our website on “Irish Family History Day” means we will now have more than 60 million Irish records on our website – including census and parish records – for people to easily navigate and discover their past, no matter where they are in the world. There has never been a better time for people to explore and discover the details of the lives of their Irish ancestors.”
Births, marriages and deaths are central events in peoples’ lives, people researching their family history can use these records to develop their family tree. Findmypast.com provides a fascinating insight into Ireland’s history and it makes Irish family research much more easier and accessible than ever before.
They are also a proud partner of The Gathering Ireland, which is a year-long celebration in 2013 of Ireland and all things Irish.
“With so much attention on Ireland due to The Gathering Ireland, our website will prove a very useful source for the many millions of people with Irish ancestry around the world,” said Weldon.
Findmypast.ie works with all the major stakeholders in Irish genealogy, such as Eneclann, the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. They also have an international reach through the findmypast family of sites.
“Irish Family History Day” is also being celebrated in countries around the world, countries including the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada.