FMP British & Irish Roots Collection – FREE

Findmypast has announced the creation of a brand new resource specifically designed to help U.S. researchers trace their British and Irish heritage. And the new collection is free to search and explore for a limited time!


How good are the new indexes?

When the indexes of Catholic parish records were released by Ancestry and findmypast this month, did you wonder how dependable and thorough they were?

Five essential records for Irish research

Findmypast’s indexed set of parish records will be free forever, but today is the last day to take advantage of free access to their other Irish records.


Priceless and game-changing records

Today (March 1) is momentous! Findmypast has announced the launch of 10 million fully-indexed Irish Catholic Parish Records effective today! The records will be forever free to search online.


More About Irish Estate Records

Most of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers, leasing plots directly from the landowner or sub-leasing from another Irishman. Land records are a good source for family history information, even if our ancestors didn’t own real property in Ireland.


Findmypast adds Kiltullagh graves and memorials

The following was posted by Claire Sentry at Irish Genealogy News:

Findmypast ( added just under 2,500 transcriptions and full colour photographs of graves and memorials from the parish of Kiltullagh, Ballinlough, County Roscommon.

The burials recorded date from between 1723 and 2011 and are from four churchyards Ballinlough, Granlahan, Teamhair and Kiltullagh.

Although officially […]

Free Access to Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Records June 27-30

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Free Irish vital records

As a result of shellfire on June 30, 1922 during the Irish Civil War, millions of Irish records from the 19th century were lost forever. Irish genealogy has since been notoriously one of the most perplexing to trace. Yet with findmypast not all is lost with millions of […] Launches Online Irish Family History Forums

I don’t intend to make a practice of “lifting” material from other sites, but Dick Eastman’s newsletter recently included information about new forums on