Major Digitisation Project for Irish Genealogy Announced

We have just unveiled details of our most ambitious digitisation project to date, which will see the NLI’s entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms made freely available online by summer 2015.

The records are considered the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census.  Dating from the 1740s to the 1880s, they cover 1,091 parishes throughout Ireland, and consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records. 

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