Connect to your Irish lineage this St Patrick’s Day with Findmypast
· Thousands of new Irish family history records added
· Findmypast has the largest collection of Irish family history records online
Family history website, Findmypast, has released thousands of new Irish genealogy records to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. With Findmypast, and their large collection of Irish records, you had a better chance of tracing those often-elusive Irish ancestors.
Findmypast have added the brand-new collection Ireland, Inland Revenue Wills & Administrations 1828-1879. With transcripts and images, these 261,256 records are a rare survival of priceless information about early Irish wills. The original documents were mostly destroyed in 1922. Typically, you’ll find details such as the name and address of the deceased, the name and address of the executor or administrator, the value of the estate and the date of death.
The existing Ireland Calendars of Wills & Administration 1858-1965 collection has been updated with a further 591,011 transcriptions. Though the detail varies from will to will, you’ll normally find the name of the deceased and their death date, the names of any beneficiaries and the county.
Other unmissable Irish genealogy records include:
· The ffolliott collection (exclusive to Findmypast)
· Irish workhouse records
· The Irish Quaker collection (exclusive to Findmypast)
· Ireland Roman Catholic collection
· Irish newspapers
Plus, Findmypast has several handy guides to kickstart and inspire Irish family history research:
· An expert’s guide to researching Irish surnames
· Discover the remarkably rich history behind Irish diaspora
· Why is Irish genealogy so tricky?
· Did your ancestors experience the Great Irish Famine?
· Everything you need to know about Irish census records
· Were your ancestors caught up in the Irish War of Independence?