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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The National Archives of Ireland

Well fellow genealogists, my inner 3 year old genealogist is jumping up and down yelling "goody goody gum drops!"  Yes I am excited for my newest find in online genealogy.  The National Archives of Ireland has launched a website for genealogists all over the world to search and access records that are held in the archives...and best of all the website is free!!!!!!  (See now why the inner 3-year-old is so excited).

According to the description on the homepage the website will continue to expand over the years and a large amount of information will be available for genealogists to research.  The home page states:

"Welcome to the National Archives Genealogy Website. From this page, you can now access the Census Records for 1901 and 1911, the Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837, and the Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917.
This site will have large numbers of other genealogical records added to it over the coming years, including
Calendars of Wills and Administrations, 1858 – 1922;
Nineteenth century census survivals, 1821-51;
Valuation Office House and Field Books, 1848 – 60;
Census Search Forms for the 1841 and 1851 censuses.

All of these records will be free to access, through searchable databases and linked images of relevant pages. Eventually, we hope that the site will contain all of the important and easily accessible genealogical material in the custody of the National Archives." (The National Archives of Ireland website).

The website is found here:

Show your love the the National Archives of Ireland!

And Happy Hunting!

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