Do you have Irish ancestry? If so this week you need to drop everything and get researching, as in honour of St Patrick’s Day, both Findmypast and Ancestry are giving users FREE access to all of their Irish records for the week. That’s HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF RECORDS FREE to search. So what are you waiting for?

Just remember, if  you haven’t already used the sites before, you will need to create an account (which is free) to be able to access these records.

Free access to all Irish records until Friday 17th March 2017, 11.59pm (GMT time). This offer is available through all of the Findmypast sites.
Search now:
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Findmypast have over 116 million Irish records which include:
– over 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers
– over 15 million Census, Land and Substitute records including the 1901 and 1911 censuses
– over 30 million Court and Prison Records
– over 33 million Irish Newspaper Articles spanning the years 1708 to 1956
– over 7.3 million Dog Licences
– over 24 million Irish Passenger Lists
– over 2.4 million Workhouse and Poor Law Records
– over 1.4 million Irish Quaker Records
– over 350,000 records from World War 1, the Easter Rising and more
– Landed Estate Court Records featuring details over 500,000 tenants residing on estates all over Ireland
– the complete Griffith’s Valuation
– over 2.3 million Social History and Directory Records, including the most comprehensive online collection of national directories dating back to 1814
– Index to Irish Wills from 1270-1858


Access to the records in the featured collection will be free until 19th March 2017, 11.59pm (ET time).
This offer is available through the US site. Search now

Ancestry has over 60 million Irish records which include:
– Bank Records
– Birth, Death, and Marriage Records
– Catholic Records
– Cemetery and Gravestone Inscription Records
– Census and Census Substitutes (including the 1901 and 1911 censuses)
– Convict and Court Records
– Directories and Almanacs
– Divorce Records
– Family Histories and Biographies
– Freemasons Records
– Gazetteers and Topographical Dictionaries
– Griffith’s Valuation
– Historical Photograph Collections
– Hospital, Asylum and Medical Records
– Huguenot Records
– Immigration, Emigration and Passenger List Records
– Index to Irish Wills
– Land Records
– Military Records
– Newspapers
– Nobility, Peerage and Heraldry
– Parish Registers
– Quaker Records
– Royal Irish Constabulary Records
– School Registers
– Visitation and Pedigree Records


So as I said, what are you waiting for? Make the most of this opportunity, and go find those Irish ancestors of yours.

Happy searching.