Friday, June 23, 2023

Findmypast Friday: Irish Marriages, Wills, and Census Records

  I received this information from Findmypast today:


Illuminating Irish stories this Findmypast Friday  

Ireland, Genealogical Office Manuscripts, Marriages 

 This new collection comprises 9,010 marriage records, covering 1732 to 1800. They are marriage licenses from Dublin diocese and marriage notices which appeared in Exshaw’s Magazine and Hibernian Magazine, compiled by Irish genealogist Denis O’Callaghan Fisher. You’re likely to find spouses’ names and addresses, occupations, marriage dates, location of the wedding, and sometimes names of fathers.


Ireland, Genealogical Office Manuscripts, Wills 

 Also new this week, compiled by Denis O’Callaghan Fisher and Sir William Betham, these 10,501 records cover 1596 to 1866. Separately, both men worked on compiling pedigrees from prerogative and diocesan wills. Now in one collection, these are easier to explore than ever. You might find addresses, occupations and even other family members.


Ireland Census 1911 

 A further 5,483 new records have been added into the 1911 Census for Ireland, which were missed during the original transcription process. Plus, Findmypast has improved the searchability of the entire collection.


 Three new titles, updates to a further five, and a total of 122,848 new pages make up this week’s newspaper release. 

New titles: 

  • Dublin Leader, 1901-1963 
  • Kerry News, 1894-1920 
  • Limerick Echo, 1899-1902, 1904-1916, 1918-1922, 1930

Updated titles: 

  • Belfast Commercial Chronicle, 1823-1824
  • Dublin Shipping and Mercantile Gazette, 1872
  • Limerick Chronicle, 1826-1829
  • Roscommon Herald, 1871
  • Wicklow News-Letter and County Advertiser, 1886


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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