Free Irish Records for 4 Days

Via John Reid’s Anglo-Celtic Connections, Findmypast is offering free access to its Irish birth, marriage, and death records for four days, from 27-30 June.

This gesture of generosity from the UK-based Findmypast as an apparent commemoration of the destruction by fire of massive amounts of documents (the 19th-century Irish census returns, for example: sob!) during the Irish Civil War? Well, that’s a bit weird, perhaps, but eh, sure, whatever. Free is free, and Findmypast has an impressive store of databases and documents.