Tuesday, 27 April 2010

A glimmer of hope for the Irish genealogist

It's called Lord Viscount Morpeth’s Testimonial Roll. Dating from 1841 it's a giant paper scroll, over 400 metres in length, containing the names and addresses of an estimated 300,000 men from all over Ireland and from every level of Irish society.

Read the story of this newly discovered treasure at http://blogs.ancestry.com/uk/2010/04/26/is-this-the-worlds-longest-document/

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This feels like a tease! When will Ancestry process the data from the scroll so we can see it?? Does Lesley Anderson know more about it?
It seems like a lot more than a glimmer of hope if it becomes a reality.

Anne S.