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Irish Genealogy News and Updates

Many of you have been following the series on Irish Genealogy; I thought I needed to bring you up to date on some Irish genealogy news. A few things have been happening in Irish genealogy that may help you search and find those elusive Irish ancestors.

New Irish Database-Find My Past Ireland

First, the new Find My Past Ireland website is bringing some new records to the internet for Irish researchers. First, what nice about Find My Past Ireland, their records cover the entire island. In the next 12-18 months, they are projecting to have over 50 million records up on this site.
Records include|
  • Birth, marriage and death certificates
  • Census substitutes
  • They hold exclusive Landed Estate Court Records, which are great records for finding tenants residing on estates.
  • Professional directories, which can identify your ancestor’s professions.
  • Military and Rebellion records including 1798 Rebellion, World War 1 and the 1916 Easter Rising.

There is a promise for more records and new tools in the coming months.

You can subscribe in a 6-month or 1-year plan or pay as you go. After spending some time on this website, I would recommend a 6-month subscription, first because a subscription is really the only way you can immerse yourself in these records. 

I have found that sometimes you have to come at your search from several different angles to get results for your search query.  I wouldn’t recommend a 1 year subscription until you’re certain there will be enough records worthy of this kind of investment. Of course, if more records are coming I could be wrong. We will keep an eye on this website as new information is posted.

Find My Past Ireland is a joint venture with Eneclann.

New Website for Eneclann

Eneclann is an award-winning Trinity College Campus Company based in Dublin and founded in 1998 by Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons, both Trinity College Dublin history graduates.

Eneclann also has a new website that you should bookmark. The Eneclann website can offer you a few options in your Irish family history research. First, they have a research team that has been in place since its inception. They have completed over 15,000-research assignment. They specialize in pre-famine research and have a reputation for solving genealogical puzzles in family trees.

Eneclann has worked on Who Do You Think You Are? (Irish, British, Canadian and Australian series)

If you would like to commission Eneclann with your Irish Family History research click here

Check out their blog here.  

Irish Genealogy Archives Project 

There have been some new additions to the Irish Genealogy Archives Project; you can check them out here at the Irish Genealogy News .

New Online Course – Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Tracing Your Irish Ancestors is designed and presented by genealogist John Grenham. It is delivered in 11 modules; the programme will give you the tools and techniques to trace your Irish family history. The online tutorials will provide you with a wide-ranging guide to all the records, resources, and research techniques you will need.

The package includes:
  • 12 month access to tutorials
  • 30 minute email session with genealogist
  • Access to online forum/community
  • Free subscription to; Irish Times Irish Ancestors; Irish Times Digital Archives & websites

 Click here to view a demo of the course and view an outline of the modules.

That’s it for now, hope this helps and brings some new insight to your Irish research.