We've found a new home for your monthly newsletter here on our blog, so you can quickly and easily access all the latest family history news whenever you want. It was a busy November with our hugely successful Free Weekend and millions of new records added to the site...

Findmypast's Free Weekend

Thousands of people took advantage of our Free Weekend from November 7-10. We marked the 100th anniversary of World War 1 by opening up our billions of family history records completely free of charge for the entire weekend and the response was amazing. We also held our first ever live broadcast where a panel of family history experts offered advice on getting the most out of your research. If you missed it, you can watch it back on YouTube here.

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New Irish Directories added

The most comprehensive collection of early Irish directories anywhere online grew again this month with the addition of Thom’s Directory 1844-1900 and Pettigrew & Oulton’s Dublin Almanack & General Register of Ireland 1835-1845 . These fascinating resources are extremely useful when tracing your 19th century Dublin ancestors.

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See where your family lived with Griffith's Maps

Original Ordnance Survey maps and town plans from Griffith's Valuation 1847-64 have recently been published on Findmypast. These exquisite illustrations record around 95,000 place names across Ireland, allowing you to pinpoint exactly where in the country your ancestors were living at the time.

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Win a World Subscription

Be in with a chance of winning a 12 month World subscription by entering our competition. Simply email your answer to this question to competition@findmypast.ie

In which civil parish is Currahevern East, County Cork, situated in on Griffith's Survey Maps & Plans?

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