2016 Family History is a new, free Irish genealogy education website, brought to you by the National Archives and IrishGenealogy.ie. The site is aimed primarily at secondary school students, but can be used by anyone with Irish ancestors to learn how to use the multiplicity of online sources now available for family history.
The site is still being tested, and will be formally launched in January 2017. Enter here.
Today, Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Leo Varadkar T.D. Minister for Social Protection officially launched the historic records of Births over 100 years ago, Marriages over 75 years ago and Deaths over 50 years ago of the General Register Office (GRO).
Further details on what records are now available can be found here.
www.irishgenealogy.ie is a website that allows users the opportunity to search a wide range of record sources in their search of their Irish Ancestry. The website is home to the on-line historic Indexes of the Civil Registers (GRO) of Births, Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Deaths and to Church Records of Baptism, Marriage and Burial from a number of counties.
The website also operates as a search portal that allows users to search the following record sources as well:
www.irishgenealogy.ie is a website operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.