To celebrate the release of 3 million new records, Findmypast today announced four free days of access to their entire Irish collection.
That’s 114 million Irish birth, marriage, death, census, social history, immigration and military records — all free to research from Thursday morning until Sunday, 5 pm CDT.
Findmypast has collaborated with the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) and FamilySearch to release four new NAI collections spanning 220 years (1701-1922), which will be free to search forever. The records were previously available only in the NAI reading rooms in Dublin. This is the first time these records have been indexed and linked to digitized online images:
Original will registers (1858-1920, Republic of Ireland only)
Qualification and convert rolls (1701-1845) – lists of over 52,000 Catholics who swore loyalty to the crown or converted to Protestantism, in response to Penal Laws which prevented Catholics from owning property or running businesses.
Valuation books (1824-1856, Pre-Griffiths and for only portions of Ireland)
Merchant Navy crew lists (1857-1922) – details of over 832,000 men and women who served, including Irish sailors and natives of Norway, Russia, Sweden, Germany, America, and others.
Plan now to take advantage of the free weekend of Irish research at Findmypast.