Santry’s Irish Genealogy News

Part of my daily routine is to check Claire Santry’s blog, IrishGenealogyNews.


Catching up with Claire

In her January 12th blog, Claire Santry posted the “catch-up dozen” of Irish Genealogy News items.

Read all about it here:

Ups and downs

A couple days ago I passed along Claire Santry’s blog posting about the release of General Register Office civil records free on If you’ve been following her story, you know the website has been experiencing ups and downs for several days.


GRO’s civil registers now online

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News is always the place to go for the very latest in Irish goings-on. Today’s posting is no exception.


New home for Grenham’s Irish Ancestors

John Grenham announced in February that his weekly “Irish Roots” column and his “Irish Ancestors” database would be leaving The Irish Times website. In her blog posting today, Claire Santry has the scoop about where the “Irish Ancestors” database has been relocated.


CCC ’16 gets its name in lights

How exciting to read Irish Genealogy News and see the “Celtic Roots Across America” logo!


Give yourself a St Patrick’s Day gift

Irish Genealogy News blogger Claire Santry has been busy compiling her always-valuable postings into an e-book, New Irish Genealogy Records 2011-2015.


“Enhanced” indexes to Ireland’s Civil records now online

In an earlier blog I posted about the planned launch of “enhanced” indexes to Ireland’s civil registration records. On July 3 CIGO (Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations) delivered on its promise, and here’s the link to the new Civil Record database:


NAI Upload of Census Docs on April 28

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) plans to upload its collection of 19th century census fragments and census search forms on Monday, April 28. NAI’s genealogy website is free:


IGRS Marriage Index Now Includes 30,000 Records

There are many excellent genealogy blogs out there. I try to “surf” regularly, to find items to share with you. Here’s one of today’s postings from Clare Sentry of the Irish Genealogy News: