Thursday, 8 October 2015

Two new Irish Web databases at Ancestry

They're new to Ancestry as of October 8 and listed as:

Web: Dublin, Ireland, Wilson's Directory, 1820 (7,721 records)
Web: Ireland, Wills of Irish Soldiers Who Died in the British Army, 1897-1922 (9, 360 records)

As Ancestry cautions about all its Web databases "All data in this third-party database was obtained from the source’s website. does not support or make corrections or changes to the original database."

With these two additions Ancestry now claims 183 Irish titles although you might well ask why some of these rate as specifically Irish. For example:

JewishGen Yizkor Book Master Name Index
UK, RMS Titanic, Outward Passenger List, 1912
Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F., 1916-1919
New Zealand Army WWI Casualty Lists, 1914-1919 New Zealand Army WWI Roll of Honour, 1914-1919
Registers of Kendal Westmorland 1558-1587
UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975
Miriam Weiner Eastern European Archival Database
Holocaust: Survivor names printed in Sharit Ha-Platah, 1946
Holocaust: Survivor List from the files of World Jewish Congress Jewish Given Name Variations
Holocaust: Register of survivors printed in Pinkas HaNitzolim I & II, 1945
Great Britain, Royal Naval Division Casualties of The Great War, 1914-1924
The Loyalists of Massachusetts
Private Member Stories Public Member Stories Private Member Photos
Public Member Photos & Scanned Documents
Royalty for Commoners
Queen Victoria's Descendants
Dictionary of National Biography
Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry
Railway Gazette Worldwide Historical Data, 1860-1930
While there are likely people with Irish connections given the extent of the Irish diaspora the same could be said of almost any Canadian or US census. 

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