Online “Irish Family History Day” Launched with 21 Million B, M, & D Records Released

The following excerpt is from an article by Rachel Laird, published in the January 19, 2012 edition of Irish Central:

Dublin-based announces inaugural day to celebrate launch of massive genealogy resource

Family historians will be able to access 21 million birth, marriage, and death records free of charge, on Thursday 24th of January. based in Dublin, at the heart of Irish family history are hosting the inaugural “Irish History Family Day,” to celebrate the launch of the records online.

The family history website will publish records covering the island of Ireland from the 1800’s right up to the 1950’s. carries the most detailed and throrough collection of records ever seen in one place.

Cliona Weldon, General Manager at, said: “The addition of 21 million new birth, marriage and death records to our website on “Irish Family History Day” means we will now have more than 60 million Irish records on our website – including census and parish records – for people to easily navigate and discover their past, no matter where they are in the world. There has never been a better time for people to explore and discover the details of the lives of their Irish ancestors.”

Read the full article.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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