The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) has announced that some of its member genealogy centres are making further records available to search and purchase online.
As part of its reinvestment in completing additional records by its county genealogy centres, the IFHF has applied various updates and corrections to its Online Record Search site, and more than 230,000 new records have been added, including:
- 25,000 Church of Ireland baptisms;
- almost 2,000 records from the 1821 census;
- 3000 Church of Ireland baptisms;
- 18,000 births;
- 7,000 marriages;
- 54,000 census returns;
- 42,000 baptisms;
- 25,000 marriages;
- 3,500 deaths;
- 28,000 census returns;
- 11,000 births;
- 4,000 marriages;
- 21,000 gravestone inscriptions;
- 9,000 census returns.
The IFHF is working towards making the records of Counties Laois, Offaly and Wexford available on the site in early 2010. The site is being given a new domain name – http://www.RootsIreland.ie – which IFHF hopes will help people find it more easily. The old name will continue to work, but will be phased out over time.