Thursday, March 16, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Celebrate Your Irish Heritage

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Celebrate your Irish heritage this Findmypast Friday

  • 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:
Plus, Findmypast has several handy guides to kickstart and inspire Irish family history research:



Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Findmypast, and have accepted meals and services from Findmypast, as a Findmypast Ambassador. This has not affected my objectivity relative to Findmypast and its products.

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