Church records dating from 1740 go online
Published 09/07/2015 | 02:30
Almost 150 years of Catholic parish registers containing information on births and marriages are available online.
More than 370,000 digital images of records dating from the 1740s to the 1880s and covering 1,086 parishes throughout the island of Ireland can be accessed at registers.nli.ie.
The documents - which are considered to be the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census - were launched at the National Library of Ireland, which worked on digitising the microfilms for three years.