Genealogy Snippets 11 July 2012

Genealogy Snippets are short news items that I think you would want to hear about sooner rather than later.

1. Family Search has just put online 76 million new records, those guys never do things in small numbers !! Amongst the countries covered are Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

2. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has added more books to their collection. These items are only available for viewing at the library. For a list of the books click on

3. FindMyPast has just added to it’s Kent collection with 12,832 burials from Greenwich, Kent. Greenwich is on the edges of London so if you are missing someone in London then it would be worthwhile searching in the Kent collection for them. Date range is 1748 – 1793.

4.FindMyPast has also added to its Wales Collection, this time it is for the parish of Llanymawddwy, Mallwyd. Baptisms 1568 – 1894, Marriages 1568 – 1837 and Burials 1813 – 1888.

Think that is all the snippets for today, but I have just seen that Find My Past has just put up a major collection and that deserves a full post.

Irish Burial Records

clip_image002This website has more than 1.5 million burials & cremations recorded in it’s database.  The cemeteries covered are Glasnevin, Dardistown, Goldenbridge, Newlandds Cross & Palmerstown, all of which are in the Dublin area.

Searching the index is free, if you wish to get more detailed information the cost is between 3 – 8 credits, credits can be purchased online for £1 per credit.

The Trust recently was awarded the CIGO 2011 Award for Excellence in Genealogy.

Irish Military Records now online

clip_image002Thanks to my friend Sue who sent me a link to newspaper article in The Irish Times which announced the launching of a new website which will be of interest to many family historians.

The Military Archives which are held at Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin will now be available online for the first time.

I’ve only taken a quick look at the site, but it seems to be to be offering some really good information on a wide range of the people of Ireland.

Take a look !

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Irish Prison Records go online

clip_image002Today, launched online for the first time the Irish Prison Registers 1790-1920, one of the greatest untapped resources for those tracing their Irish roots.

The original Prison Registers, held at the National Archives of Ireland, cover all types of custodial institutions, from bridewells, to county prisons, to sanatoriums for alcoholics. They contain over 3.5 million entries, spread over 130,000 pages, with most records giving comprehensive details of the prisoner, including: name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age, physical description, name and address of next of kin, crime committed, sentence, dates of committal and release/decease.

The registers offer a real insight into 18th-19th century Ireland. They present evidence of a society of rebellion and social confrontation, where rioting and assault of police officers were everyday occurrences, and of rampant poverty and destitution, with the theft of everything from handkerchiefs to turnips.

Irish Parish Registers on Ancestry

Irish CatholicsOn the front page of Ancestry they have an announcement that they now have Roman Catholic parish registers 1742 – 1884 online. At the moment if you click the link it takes you no-where, but I am sure in the next few hours that they will be online. I have noticed this before with Ancestry the announcement goes up followed by the link a few hours later – no doubt different departments!!

Anyway good news for those with Irish ancestry. Go online click the link and when it starts working you never know who you might find!!

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