A quick update on what’s been going on recently at findmypast Ireland.
Well, it’s incredibly busy as you’d expect from a new business - we’ve been hiring like crazy to recruit the final few members of the team that will support you when we go live, preparing our launch plans, sharpening pencils and 1001 other things. But we know that’s not what you want to hear about…you really want to know about the records and the website.
Findmypast Ireland has been set up with the same values as findmypast.co.uk: we want to offer you the best, most accurate records available and to make your family history research easier.
We’ve been beavering away behind the scenes for quite some time now to build a collection of fantastic resources to help you trace your family history across the island of Ireland. This has involved tracking down and digitising the millions of records that we’ll bring to you at launch - we’re now at the stage of bringing them to life.
Our data team has been very busy in the past few weeks pulling all the records together, testing databases, doing quality & accuracy checks and tuning the searches that you’ll be using on the website. Their work won’t end there - we have a lot more very exciting records in the pipeline, and you’ll be seeing frequent new additions over the course of the first year and beyond.
The website team have also been busy building the main areas of the site, and our product team have been pulling together the online resources you’ll need to get the most out of the website. But again, neither team will be resting on their laurels any time soon: as well as the record searches you’ll be seeing at launch we have a range of features and tools being built to make your family history research easier, and you’ll see some of those in the months after launch as well.
So, in summary, lots of furious work at our end - we’ve still got a way to go, but the pieces are coming together, and we’re very excited as we see them coming to life. We look forward to telling you more soon!
hope to find my grandfather joseph crawford born in 1874 tyrone his brother james 1868 and thomas 1871
Try searching here - http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1408347
There is a Joseph Crawford:
Name: Joseph Crawford
Registration District: Cookstown
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: 1872
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother’s Maiden Name:
Film Number: 101049
Volume Number: 1
Page Number: 578
Digital Folder Number: 4187288
Image Number: 00084
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958
Could you please help me discover more about my great-grandfather, James Williams who, I believe, lived in the s.e. of Ireland-Waterford area I think. He was born in 1824. He married Margaret ( born 1826) and their daughter Martha was born in Ireland in 1851.
Either James or his son Wesley Decimus Williams obtained a degree at one of Dublin’s universities.
James became a ship chandler and, presumably for that reason, moved to Barrow-in-Furness, Lancs. England.
I would be so grateful if you could help me research this interesting branch of our family. Regards, B.P.W.
I have tried for six frustrating years to trace the birth of my parents and grandparents, so looing forward to the launch !
Frank Cahill born Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. Son Frank lived in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk married Beatrice Nunn, Children Frank, Joan,Valmond,Denis.
So pleased to hear about the new Find My Past Irish site as I have been trying without any success to locate my Grandfather and Grandmother - Annie Lynch born in 1895 in Co Cavan and Patrick Smith (born c.1885) also from Co Cavan.
thanks a lot joy
My great grandfather was a Thomas John Whitley born +-1853 in N. Ireland. I am desperately trying to find his marriage and his parents. Sincerely hope your new Irish site will help me further my searches. Rose Channer, Faversham, Kent,UK.
Hi cant wait for this site to be up & running, I have been trying to find out where & when my G’Grandfather Thomas Chinnery was born, I know it was somewhere around 1854 & believe it was in Cork, but so far cant find a birth certifacte. He Married Julia Cullen in 1882 Cork & died in the Cork Workhouse in 1889 but there seems to be no birth records.
So waiting in anticipation and hoping to beable to fill in some gaps.
Good luck with the new site. Lyn
I cannot wait I have been searching for my fathers family Michael Callaghan & Mary Carroll born Waterford Ireland 1873 & 1875 respectfully, they married Hayfield Derbyshire 1895. Their father John Callaghan & William Carroll (deceased). As you can imagine with these names it has been an almost impossible task for quite a few years.
I too am anticipating the opening of the site and hope it can help me
Sheila Ann Inman
Also anxiously waiting for the big day in the hope that I will find my Robert MAINS b1820c Ire, possibly in Down. Father John. By 1843 he was in Newburn NBL marrying his wife Mary Jane MARTIN. All the best to the workers as you “beaver” away behind the scenes ready for the LAUNCHING DAY!
Looking forward to the launch
I just read my GOOGLE search on Genealogy an article in The Courier about your enterprise. I am looking forward to investigating what you have and will have in the future.
My area of research ends at 1800 when my family of Berry left Ireland. My 5Ggrandfather Kingsmill Berry was admitted as a Freeman in Cork city 5 Jun 1756, High Sheriff of Cork city in 1773 and elected as Mayor of Cork city in 1797. After his post as Mayor Kingsmill was caretaker of Blackrock Castle in Cork city. In 1800 the family moved to England.
Kingsmill’s father, Charles who died in 1756, was a Brewer in Cork city and owned fields and property in and around Cork city. Charles’ wife was recorded during dispositions of Charles estate.
Charles’ father was probably Thomas who was married to Elizabeth Kingsmill.
So with this not so brief description you can see how I am anxious to see the records you will present.
Sheila Inman. If you are still looking, I can help you fill in the blanks.
It would seem that we are very distantly related and I have already done the family tree.