It has been a long held belief, with some substance, that researching family history in Ireland isn’t easy. I can tell you that it has got a whole lot easier in the last decade or so ! The newly announced project from the National Library of Ireland is an exciting addition to the online Irish genealogy data.
The project aims to digitise and place online – FREE – the Library’s collection of Catholic parish registers that are now available only on microfilm. The date for access for these records is Summer 2015 so not long to wait.
The earliest register dates from 1740 through to the 1880’s, the collection consists of 1,091 parish from throughout Ireland and are mainly baptisms and marriages with a few burial registers. So something to look forward to along with your summer holidays