irish-records-officeTo mark the anniversary of the destruction of the Public Records Office of Ireland on June 30, 1922 findmypast (that includes England, Ireland, US and Australia) are giving you FREE access to their Irish Birth, Death & Marriage records from Thursday 27 June through until Sunday 30 June.

This comprehensive collection includes free access to over 21 million records, including:
– Irish Births 1864-1958
– Irish Deaths 1864-1958
– Irish Marriages 1845-1958

So be sure to to visit between Thursday and Sunday to access these FREE records and uncover your Irish family history.

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On 30 June 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of historical records.

That event has been permanently seared into the minds of family historians worldwide as it has made Irish genealogy one of the most challenging but also one of the most rewarding family history pursuits. For more on the destruction of the Public Records Office in Ireland and the loss of records click here.

This week we mark the anniversary of this famous event by highlighting what was lost, what survived and what amazing alternatives are available to you when you are researching your Irish family history.

Free access on begins 9.00am Australian EST,
Thursday 27 June 2013