This month's newsletter has a special focus on researching Irish family history, which has traditionally presented a challenge! A fire destroyed relevant records such as census returns and wills in Dublin in 1922, some census returns were pulped in WW1, plus Irish civil registration in Ireland started relatively late (in 1864). Don't despair though, if you have Irish ancestry, it is a good time to take another look. Recent initiatives have seen many records digitised and they can often be accessed for free - including civil registration events and parish registers. In this issue read what is available to researchers.
STOP PRESS! Don't miss our important update on birth, marriage and death certificates. They have just become much easier to find thanks to changes in the information the General Register Office is releasing in a new online index. There is also news on how to buy a pdf of a civil registration event for £6.
It doesn't stop there: there is all the usual news, ideas and inspiration included below, and you'll see we're also looking for an Administrator at FFHS. Would you be interested in joining our team? If you're organised, happy to use your own initiative and love family history, we'd love to hear from you.