Irish birth, marriage and death certificates now available online for free. Our society genealogist, Jennifer Strickland, shared an article that she found online. You can read it for yourself at: https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/irish-geneaology-resource-free#.XajSovad5w1.facebook . This website is not a genealogy website but does have a section on genealogy. It has links for news, culture, roots, travel and more.
One of our patrons shared the website Scotland’s People with us today. You can search the indexes for free and then if you find a document that looks interesting, you can pay per view to download the document. They also provide some record copies for a fee as well. Although not free, it may be worth perusing if you have Scottish Ancestry.
Fold3 is offering free access to their Civil War Collection until April 15. If you have ancestors who fought in the US civil war, you will want to check this record set.
From a news release:
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, has launched a new website for the Washington Digital Newspapers program: Washingtondigitalnewspapers.org.
The site features new titles in the State Library’s digital newspaper collection, with full-text article search of more than 400,000 pages from the State Library’s collection of historic Washington newspapers. Visitors can interact with the site with the help of text correction features to improve search results on dark or damaged pages, by attaching subject tags to articles, and saving their search history for larger research projects.
“This new resource provides students and other researchers with access to a rich trove of publications across decades of Washington history,” State Librarian Cindy Aden said. “Through viewing these historic digitized newspapers, it’s possible to understand important Washington experiences as they were viewed by the people who lived them.”
The Washington Digital Newspapers program brings together the library’s earliest pioneer-era online collection with titles digitized as part of the National Digital Newspaper Program and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
You can read the full content of the news release here.