Those searchable Irish Catholic parish registers that are coming to Findmypast in March also will be available on Ancestry.com that month.
That includes 10 million baptism, marriage and burial records from 1,000 parishes in what’s now the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The collection consists of mostly mostly baptisms and marriages; the handful of burials are largely from northern areas.
Ancestry.com already has some Roman Catholic parish records, accounting for the “55 million Irish records” total cited in yesterday’s press release.
Both companies’ announcements say it’s the first time the record images have been linked with a searchable index online.
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