Monday, 10 November 2008

FamilySearch Record Search - Coming Soon

Datasets keep getting added to the pilot site for FamilySearch Record Search.

I've been wondering what happened to the indexed records for Irish civil registration which were the subject of an online FamilySearch Indexing project earlier in the year. According to information I picked up at the Genealogy in London event in Toronto last Saturday we shouldn't have much longer to wait.

Civil registration in Ireland started in 1864, too late to capture events during the famine, but still useful even for those whose migrant ancestors had already left if relatives remained behind. The indexes haven't been widely available, except through holdings in the Family History Library and Family History Centres so online availability will be a boon for the ever data-starved Irish researcher.

1 comment:

hioannou said...

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Heather