In this month's newsletter, we review some of the fascinating new records added in March and take a look at one of our biggest ever projects - The 1939 Register
Brand New Irish Records
To mark St. Patrick's Day earlier this month, we added over 4.9 million new Irish records. They include the 1901 Ireland Census, with powerful search tools you won't find elsewhere. There were also two rare early additions to our Irish collections - Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Marriage Licence Bonds Indexes 1623-1866 and Ireland Diocesan and Prerogative Wills & Administrations Indexes 1595-1858. These unique resources survived the fire at the Public Records Office of Ireland in 1922 and could be the key to tracing your Irish ancestors right back to the 16th century.
Join us at Road To The Rising
We’re delighted to be part of Road To The Rising, a free event taking place on Dublin's O'Connell Street, this coming Easter Bank Holiday Monday, March 6th. This unique event explores what Ireland was like in the lead up to the Easter Rising in 1916. On the day, O'Connell Street be full of speakers, displays and performers that will evoke the atmosphere of what Ireland was like 100 years ago. You can get family history advice and explore Findmypast for free in the Parcel Office of The GPO where we will be based for the day.
Introducing the 1939 Register
Were your ancestors in Britain at the outbreak of World War 2? In 2015, for the first time, Findmypast in partnership with The UK National Archives are publishing the 1939 Register online. This is a comprehensive look at the population of England and Wales on the verge of war and provides an unprecedented insight into the UK at the time.
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Charles Reilly is listed in our new Irish marriage licence records marrying his spouse Rose in the diocese of Kilmore and Ardagh. What year were they wed?