Sunday 25 June 2017

Glasnevin puts records of 1.5 million dead online

Edel O'Connell

COULD your ancestors be sharing a final resting place with the likes of Daniel O'Connell, Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera?

Well, now you can check, as the burial records of more than 1.5 million people interred at Ireland's largest cemetery have been digitised and made available to the public.

The sprawling, online database, pulled together by the Glasnevin Trust, was 20 years in the making and is a genealogist's dream.

More than 200 individuals who shaped the Ireland we live in are buried at Glasnevin.

The cemetery records date back as early as 1828.

The database provides a digital photograph of the original burial record and includes the name, address and date of burial of every single person interred at the historical cemetery since 1828.

The database also includes records from the Glasnevin Trust's four other cemeteries in Dublin at Dardistown, Goldenbridge, Newlands Cross and Palmerstown.

Go to www.glasnevintrust.ie to use the resource.

Irish Independent

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