Thursday, 31 March 2011

RootsIreland offers ships lists

From RootsIreland (www.rootsireland.ie)

Irish Ship Passenger Lists
The Irish Family History Foundation's Online Research Service (ORS) is pleased to announce the availability of a new source of records. The Centre for Migration Studies, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, has provided over 227,000 names of Ship Passengers. The records are of passengers, mostly of Irish origin, on ships travelling from Irish and British ports to ports in North America (United States and Canada) from 1791 to 1897. Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details. http://cms.rootsireland.ie

1901 Census for Country Leitrim
The 1901 Census of County Leitrim is now also available, adding an additional 69,000 records to our online database. The records have been carefully analysed and inputted by staff at Leitrim Genealogy Centre using a Standard Surname field to increase the speed and accuracy of searches. Go to http://leitrim.rootsireland.ie


NB: I'm not really sure why people might want to pay for transcriptions of the 1901 census when it is freely available at www.census.nationalarchives.ie, along with the original images, but I suppose it does offer another option if there is an index issue with the NAI site.


(With thanks to RootsIreland)


Chris

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