Good news for those of us searching their Irish Catholic ancestors! The National Library of Ireland has announced that it will give free online access to its archive of Catholic Church records, the earliest of which dates back to the 1700s.
They cover 1,091 parishes throughout Ireland and are mainly baptismal and marriage records. This new project adds to the over 2.5 million
images of Irish births, deaths and marriage records from the General
Register Office (GRO), released online in September 2015. The earlier set of records is available on www.irishgenealogy.ie The records cover births from 1864 to 1915, marriages from 1882 to 1940 and deaths from 1891 to 1965.
Read the full story at All of Ireland’s Catholic Church records to go online