Find your past on Irish Family Day

Family History website, findmypast.ie, will host the inaugural “Irish Family History Day” this Thursday, January 24 to celebrate the launch of 21 million new Irish Birth, Marriage and Death records online at www.findmypast.ie.

Family History website, findmypast.ie, will host the inaugural “Irish Family History Day” this Thursday, January 24 to celebrate the launch of 21 million new Irish Birth, Marriage and Death records online at www.findmypast.ie.

The website will publish records covering the island of Ireland from the 1800’s right up to the 1950’s. On “Irish Family History Day” family historians will be able to access these records free of charge through a promotional code on www.findmypast.ie.

Cliona Weldon, General Manager at findmypast.ie, said, “The addition of 21 million new birth, marriage and death records to our website on “Irish Family History Day” means we will now have more than 60 million Irish records on our website – including census and parish records – for people to easily navigate and discover their past, no matter where they are in the world. There has never been a better time for people to explore and discover the details of the lives of their Irish ancestors.

“With so much attention on Ireland due to The Gathering Ireland, our website will prove a very useful source for the many millions of people with Irish ancestry around the world.”

Births, marriages and deaths are central events in peoples’ lives -people researching their family history can use these to develop their family tree. Findmypast.ie carries the most detailed and thorough collection of Irish records ever seen in one place – providing a fascinating insight into Ireland’s history and making Irish family research easier and more accessible than ever before.

“Irish Family History Day” will also be celebrated in other countries around the world, including the USA, the UK, Australia and Canada.