All About FindMyPast
If you’re researching British and Irish ancestors, then you should check out FindMyPast.com. This is a long-standing U.K.-based genealogy archive.
There is a lot of overlap of records with the American-based sites like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
But FindMyPast.com has British and Irish records that are not available elsewhere.
Irish Records On FindMyPast
As I have Irish heritage, I take a particular interest in the Irish records on FindMyPast.
Here are my reviews and tips on using the extensive records on the website:
- Irish Catholic Parish Registers on FindMyPast (baptism and marriage)
- Irish Marriage Records on FindMyPast
- Dublin Electoral Rolls
- Irish Petty Sessions on FindMyPast (court sessions for minor crimes)
- Ireland Tithe Defaulters (defaulting on rent)
- Irish Evicted Tenant Collections
- Irish Outrage Reports (poverty relief)
Prison and workhouses
More About FindMyPast
If you want to know more about the history and background of this commercial website, we cover this in our overview of the ownership of FindMyPast.
We also have a review of the family tree feature on FindMyPast.
Check out our review of newspapers on FindMyPast.