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    Irish research lectures in London this weekend

    A couple of interesting lectures this weekend in London (Notting Hill) for Irish family historians wanting to move their research past the beginner stage. It's being hosted by the Irish Genealogical Research Society but it's open to non-members. There's a charge but it includes buffet lunch...
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    Church records released online

    The free, state-funded website IrishGenealogy has released a new batch of church records. It now contains the following records: Church of Ireland records for Carlow Roman Catholic registers for the diocese of Cork & Ross, Cork Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Roman Catholic registers for...
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    1911 census records for all 32 counties are now online

    We were only expecting another tranche of releases this weekend so the release of records for all outstanding counties came as a very pleasant surprise. They can be searched for free, and the images downloaded for free, at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie. Enjoy yourselves!
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    Ancestors from Liimerick?

    If you've got ancestors from Limerick, you may find the new online burial register useful. Launched today, it dates back to 1855 (12 years before civil registration of deaths), and is freely accessible from the county council website www.limerick.ie.
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    One-third of 1911 Irish census now online

    Last night, the National Archives of Ireland met their much revised deadline (by a whisker!) and quietly released the 1911 census for counties Cork, Donegal, Galway, King's (Offaly) and Wexford. They join the returns for Antrim, Down, Dublin and Kerry. The indexes and images can be viewed...
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    Latest census news

    Great news, folks. The indexed 1911 census returns for Cork, Donegal, King's/Offaly, Limerick and Wexford will be online, free, within three weeks. They will join Dublin, Antrim, Down and Kerry which have been available for some time. Remaining counties will go online in two stages by the end...
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    Irish civil registration indexes now online!

    Without any fanfare, the LDS Family Search website added a searchable, and free, database of the Irish civil registration indexes on 23 January. It's a pilot site, so it's still being tested and it's a little temperamental, but it's going to make a huge difference to Irish genealogy research...
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    1911 Irish census latest

    The National Archives of Ireland have announced that the 1911 census for counties Antrim, Down and Kerry will be available online (free) from 23 December. It's been a long wait, and last week's semi-availability was particularly frustrating, but let's hope all goes smoothly on the 23rd.