This morning I attended Brian Donovan’s lecture entitled “Landlords and Tenants: Irish Land and Estate Records for Irish Family History Research.” As usual Brian did not disappoint. The lecture was great and very informative. He also provided some good background information into the records.
He did announce that some new records are going to be put on Findmypast and on the National Archives of Ireland website.
It looks like we can look forward to seeing records relating to church records, original wills, workhouse registers, school pupil rolls and all pre 1901 census survivors and search forms should be available in the next 12 months. The pre 1901 census suvivors and search forms and the will indexes will be available for free on the National Archives of Ireland website.
In the next six months the Field & House books will be availalbe for free from the National Archives of Ireland.
These records will help Irish researchers to find out more about their family history. The land records in particular can be invaluable.
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