Two weeks ago on Follow Friday, I gave a review on the Irish Family History Foundation website.
For those of you with Irish roots this site is becoming a very strong presence in Irish History research. I received in my inbox today this update with a list of new records that have been added to the site. Here's what they had to say:
New Records Added to the Online Database
The Irish Family History Foundation is pleased to announce that some of its member centres are making further records available to search and purchase online. As part of its reinvestment in completing additional records by its county genealogy centres, various updates and corrections have been applied and a total of over 230,000 new records have been added, including:
• Co. Antrim
o 25,000 Church of Ireland birth records
• Co. Armagh
o almost 2,000 records from the 1821 census records
• Co. Down
o 3000 Church of Ireland birth records
• Co. Leitrim
o 18,000 birth records
o 7,000 marriage records
o 54,000 census records
• Co. Mayo
o 42,000 baptismal records,
o 25,000 marriages
o 3,500 deaths
o 28,000 census records
• Co. Cork
o 11,000 births
o 4,000 marriages
o 21,000 Gravestone inscriptions
o 9,000 census
New counties coming online in 2010
We are working towards making the records of Counties Laois, Offaly and Wexford available on the site in early 2010. You will be notified by email when these are available.
Web Site name change - RootsIreland.ie
We have given the website a new domain name - www.RootsIreland.ie
This will hopefully help people find us more easily. Note that the old name www.brsGenealogy.com will continue to work, but will be phased out over time..
The Irish Family History Foundation would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We thank you for your continued support.
Please note that www.rootsireland.ie website will function as normal over the holiday period but there will be no support for e-mail from December 24th to January 3rd. All emails and queries will be answered in due course.