Findmypast.ie is offering free access to Irish vital records from June 27-30. You’ll be able to search for free:
- Ireland Births 1864-1958
- Ireland Marriages 1845-1958
- Ireland Deaths 1864-1958
It’s part of the site’s Ashes to Archives initiative, which marks the anniversary of the Four Courts Fire in Dublin. This June 30, 1922, fire during the Irish Civil War severely damaged the Public Records Office, resulting in a major loss of historical records. It’s one of the most infamous events in Irish genealogy.
Findmypast.ie’s helpful site tells you what records were lost and what survived (including sources available with a findmypast.ie subscription or pay-per-view credits).
You’ll need a free membership on the site to view the Irish vital records.
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