Yesterday (March 12th 2008), saw the official launch of an Irish website where you can access church records of genealogical value…at a price….€5 (initial offer) per go. Is this a bit steep?
I quote: “The Irish Family History Foundation is the coordinating body for a network of county based genealogical research centres on the island of Ireland. These centres have computerised millions of Irish genealogical records, including church records, census returns and gravestone inscriptions.”
Some counties do not yet have records available online. Let’s hope the digitizing process speeds up too as it has been slow sometimes due to the lack of co-operation of the holders of the original records. But, even when records have been digitized, they often have not available in a useful way to the public. I welcome the initiative of making the records available online but I think the price is a bit off putting.
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