The best of 2016 - Ireland

Was 2016 a breakthrough year for you in your research? Did you uncover something of huge interest? We here at Research Central have come up with our own personal family history highlights, and over the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some of them with you.

First up, is Maureen:

Early in 2016 I predicted that Irish genealogy was a case of 'watch this space'.  And so it proved in September when many of the records that had been promised in the preceding years became available free to the internet - civil registration and land records among them.

Now is the time to explore these records, particularly the images of the birth, death and marriage records, which were previously available at a cost of €4 each. Supplemented by the increasing records available in subscription databases, there has never been a better time to crack some of those brick walls.

For more information please check out the following websites and blogs:

Author: Maureen West - Research Central