15 March 2012
In time for St Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.co.uk has added two new resources for tracing Irish ancestors.Belfast Newsletter, 1738-192
In time for St Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.co.uk has added two new resources for tracing Irish ancestors.
Belfast Newsletter, 1738-1925
The historical editions of the Belfast Newsletter reveal the varied and remarkable history of Ireland, from the Irish Rebellion to the division of a nation. Some of the paper’s most famous articles cover the arrival of the Great Famine, the launch of Titanic, and the Declaration of American Independence. There’s also birth, marriage and death announcements and local adverts. You cannot search the collection, but you can browse the editions by date.
Dublin, Probate Record and Marriage Licence Index, 1270-1858
This collection helps you pinpoint important events in your Irish ancestors’ lives involving a court visit – whether they were getting married or receiving their deceased relatives’ possessions. Search for your family among more than 100,000 index entries, extracted from wills, letters of administration, marriage licences and other records within the Diocese of Dublin. If you can find your ancestors, you’ll discover names, places, dates and occupations.