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TheGenealogist launches Irish records containing nearly a million individuals


TheGenealogist has just released records of baptisms, marriages and burials from Wexford Catholic Parish Records and new Dublin Will and Grant Books to provide a valuable resource for those researching Irish ancestry.


The Dublin wills are from the Deputy Keeper Of Ireland, Index To The Act or Grant Books, and To Original Wills, of The Diocese Of Dublin 1272 -1858 (26th, 30th, and 31st Report) and cover an area that is bigger than the current County of Dublin as the diocese included a sizeable part of County Wicklow, some substantial parts of southern and eastern County Kildare, as well as smaller portions of Counties Carlow, Laois (Queen’s County) and Wexford.



The Wexford Parish records, which are being released at the same time, have been newly transcribed by TheGenealogist and also benefit from their SmartSearch that enables subscribers to look for the parent’s potential marriage records from baptism records and also potential siblings. Each result also has a link to view the registers on the National Library of Ireland’s website should the researcher wish to see an image of the actual page of the Catholic parish register.


This new release, now available to all Gold and Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist will be a useful resource for those researchers who wish to find out more about their Irish ancestors.


Read TheGenealogist’s article: George Harrison’s Wexford ancestors found in the Irish Parish Records https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/featuredarticles/2021/george-harrisons-wexford-ancestors-found-in-the-irish-parish-records-1473/ 

About TheGenealogist

TheGenealogist is an award-winning online family history website, who put a wealth of information at the fingertips of family historians. Their approach is to bring hard to use physical records to life online with easy to use interfaces such as their Tithe and newly released Lloyd George Domesday collections. 

TheGenealogist’s innovative SmartSearch technology links records together to help you find your ancestors more easily. TheGenealogist is one of the leading providers of online family history records. Along with the standard Birth, Marriage, Death and Census records, they also have significant collections of Parish and Nonconformist records, PCC Will Records, Irish Records, Military records, Occupations, Newspaper record collections amongst many others.

TheGenealogist uses the latest technology to help you bring your family history to life. Use TheGenealogist to find your ancestors today!


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RootsMagic 8 UK Edition now available


RootsMagic UK have sent out an announcement today that many family historians will be very pleased to hear! RootsMagic 8 UK edition is now available. See below for the Press Release:


Press Release from RootsMagic.co.uk
Announcing RootsMagic 8 UK Edition

We are excited to announce the release of RootsMagic 8 UK Edition, the latest version of the award-winning genealogy software which makes researching, organising, and sharing your family history easy and enjoyable.

RootsMagic 8 boasts an impressive list of new features including an all-new interface, native Windows and Mac support and a completely rewritten report engine.

The UK version includes UK date formats (with support for BMD Quarter dates), UK source templates, 3 months online access to Census and BMDs for England and Wales, as well as boasting a 16-page Quick Start Guide and support from our dedicated team in Wiltshire.

All UK packages are available as a download so you can start using the program straight away without waiting for the post! For those who want a physical copy, we offer the Platinum and Standard editions on a USB memory stick for just £5 more + P&P, this also comes with a printed copy of the Quick Start Guide.



UK Platinum Edition

RootsMagic UK Platinum Edition has everything you need to organise your family history research.


    Full RootsMagic 8 UK Program

    Printed Quick Start Guide (or Digital if download)

    3 Months online access to:

     1841-1911 Census for England and Wales with images

     1837-2005 Birth Marriage and Death Records for England and Wales

     Parish and Non-Conformist Records

     Military Records, Wills and more!

    Cassell's Gazetteer of Great Britain & Ireland 1893

    Visitation of England & Wales 1893-1921

    History of the Commoners of Great Britain & Ireland 1835

    Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography