Many Unique Irish Family History Records are Free This Week Only

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering all of its Irish records free of charge from Aug 2 – 9th. Read their release below for information about how to access this great collection. 

Many believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office (PRO) in Dublin in 1922. While many records were destroyed in that devastating fire, other sources, such as deeds and Catholic Church records, were never stored in the PRO and still exist. A lot of Irish genealogical material has come online in recent years, and the growing list of Internet research options has resulted in many more people finding their ancestors in Ireland.

Experts at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) know the best resources for Irish genealogy and can teach you to use them effectively. During the Irish Resources FREE Access promotion from NEHGS—beginning Tuesday, August 2, and effective through midnight (EST) on Tuesday, August 9—Guest Users can browse and use a wide variety of Irish records, articles, subject guides, and webinars.

During this free access promotion, users can search unique collections such as Irish Immigrant Advertisements, 1831-1920, and the NEHGS-exclusive database The Annals of Beara, The Session Book of Aghadowey, 1702-1725, plus many more.

Make Instant Discoveries in Your Family Tree Now
Imagine adding your family tree to a simple website and getting hundreds of new family history discoveries instantly.

MyHeritage is offering 2 free weeks of access to their extensive collection of 20 billion historical records, as well as their matching technology that instantly connects you with new information about your ancestors. Sign up using the link below to find out what you can uncover about your family.

With expert resources from NEHGS, found exclusively on, family history enthusiasts can learn tips for navigating the sometimes challenging course of finding Irish ancestors. A free, hour-long webinar on NEHGS Irish Resources, an online subject guide to locate key resources and records in Irish genealogy, and popular articles from our award-winning American Ancestors magazine with fascinating insights about Irish and Irish American genealogy are all available during this Irish-themed promotion from American Ancestors.

Throughout the period of August 2 through August 9, these and other Irish genealogical resources on the website of NEHGS are FREE to Guest Users at Unlimited access to all one billion plus records on and other benefits are through membership at NEHGS.

Image: An old Irish bag-pipe, once popular in the Emerald Isle – in a home in Cork, Ireland. c1904. Library of Congress

8 thoughts on “Many Unique Irish Family History Records are Free This Week Only”

  1. disappointed. I didn’t think this was just a effort to have people sign up for things.
    not free records being available.
    this is the first time I have commented to this new email

  2. disappointed. I didn’t think this was just a effort to have people sign up for things.
    not free records being available.

  3. Seems a card number is required, even for the FREE access. I didn’t bother filling out the form.

  4. In the above article, follow the text link to then click on the “Don’t Leave it to Luck” link. Sign up for FREE access. Easy peasy!

  5. A bit hidden in the text: “With expert resources from NEHGS, found exclusively on, ……”

  6. mMary Beggan Mueller

    looking FOR THE “FREE” iRISH RECORDS THIS WEEK……where are they????? Confusing site.

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