Friday, September 19, 2014

Press Release from Find My Past: 12,000 new Irish records

This morning I received the following press release from FindMyPast. It will be of special interest to those with Irish family roots in the counties of Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone or Wicklow. FindMyPast is a paid site which can be searched for free. Viewing of records is available via either pay-per-view or by paid membership.

 Press Release:

Findmypast launches over 12,000 new Irish records the second instalment of their new Findmypast Fridays

We are proud to announce the launch of our first ever Findmypast Friday!

Every Friday from now on, we will be bringing you thousands of new records to explore over the weekend on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page. We promise to bring you new, and often exclusive, record sets every single week.

This week’s Findmypast Friday, we’re excited to release a new collection of Irish parish and cemetery records.

If you have family from the Irish counties of Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone or Wicklow, these records will be of particular interest.

Compiled by genealogist, author and professor of history, Dr. David R. Elliott, the new Irish records collection includes a variety of parish registers from County Fermanagh as well as cemetery records for Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Wicklow.

The Fermanagh parish registers feature transcripts of baptisms, burials and marriages in the county and span the years 1796-1875. You’ll uncover great detail on your Fermanagh ancestors in these records including parents’ names, where they lived and sometimes even occupations.

The collection of cemetery records dates as far back as 1669 and features detailed transcripts as well as exquisite full colour images of gravestones around Ireland so you can see exactly where your relatives are buried. You’ll find over 12,000 cemetery records from Donegal, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Wicklow.

Cliona Weldon of Findmypast Ireland said; “We are very excited to be adding such rich records to Findmypast, the largest online database of Irish Family history records.  We’re proud to be able to assist in building Ireland’s family tree, giving family historians fantastic opportunities to learn more about their ancestors and perhaps discover some new ones.  We are committed to providing a variety of record sets every single week to ensure that customers can see their family trees grow.” 

The new records offered include:

Fermanagh Parish Registers Baptisms 1796-1873

Fermanagh Parish Registers Marriages 1800-1875

Fermanagh Parish Registers Burials 1801-1874

Donegal Cemetery Records 1737-2011

Fermanagh Cemetery Records 1669-2011

Wicklow Cemetery Records 1831-2008

Tyrone Cemetery Records 1698-2011

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