Remember the National Library of Ireland’s Irish Catholic parish registers that went online for free in July, and how the digital images on that site aren’t searchable? Genealogy website Findmypast just announced it will launch an indexed, searchable collection of these records in March. I can’t wait! I’m hoping this will help me find a place of origin for my Irish immigrant ancestors. See more details on the Irish Genealogy News blog.
Findmypast also has released 33 million US marriage records in partnership with FamilySearch (so you also can search these records on the free FamilySearch website). Findmypast will continue to add to this collection, which eventually will contain more than 450 million names from 2,800 US counties. This first installment of the collection is free to search through Monday, Feb. 15. Read more details here.
At last week’s RootsTech conference, Findmypast announced it has formed partnerships with several other genealogy companies so the sites’ record collections can be embedded within the partner products. Partners include:
- RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree and Family Historian genealogy software (you might be able to search Findmypast records from within your family tree in your software)
- Puzzilla (this service currently creates charts from data in your FamilySearch family tree)
- RootsCity (a still-in-development genealogy app targeted to youth)
Want to take advantage of the growing genealogy record collections at Findmypast? Our Findmypast web guide can help!