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04-10-2019, 21:07   #1
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family research without paying subscriptions?

Hello

A friend told me irishgeneology.ie would give lots of information, but i have found NO records for any of my family.

I am sure of the names, birth marriage and death years, and they were all in inner city Dublin. Is the location the issue, as I think Arran quay parish charges a subscription to access records? And since Arran quay is close to where they lived this may well have been their parish?

A lot of my ancestors are buried in Glasnevin but you pay per search, which is costly.

I dont mind a reasonable monthly subscription if anyone can give advice please on which site is best?
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04-10-2019, 21:28   #2
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Hello Bookerlover,

A lot of the Irish Catholic Church parish registers have been digitised and are available on www.registers.nli.ie ( The National Library) This is a free site.

Roots Ireland have both church & Civil records on their site subscription rates are €15 for 1 day.
€30 for a month, and they do have a 25% discount offer for those taking out a full years subscription.


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04-10-2019, 21:31   #3
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You should check all possibilities of surname spelling in irishgenealogy.ie With a few exceptions, it would have civil records back to the 1860s, so to find no mention of your family would be unusual, unless they left Ireland before that?

There is also registers.nli.ie

Free information on familysearch.org and findmypast, ancestry and others often have free weekends.
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Irishgenealogy has two sites; one is for civil records which cover all of Ireland [different dates coverage depending on births, marriages, deaths]. The other site covers Church records for some Dublin parishes and a limited number of other places [some Cork, Kerry, Carlow].

St Paul's (Arran Quay) registers up to the 1880s are available on the NLI site free of charge at https://registers.nli.ie/parishes/0501
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To answer your question directly, yes it's odd that you aren't finding anything. It would really suggest that while the dates may be correct the name may be off slightly (I did research for a McAlister who had family buried in Glasnevin but from his grandfather onwards they were McAllisters with an extra 'l'.) I think that with solid info it's possibly to avoid Ancestry and Co. for Irish-only research though you will have to get certs from time to time to prove that what you suspect is true.
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Have you considered the data protection date parameters on irishgenealogy.ie - there's no births after 1918 listed, for example.

I don't think it is possible to do genealogy without at least some subscriptions.

It would be of benefit for you to read our beginner's sticky.
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thank you so much, everyone

Lots of great suggestions in your responses.

Much appreciated.
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A lot of my ancestors are buried in Glasnevin but you pay per search, which is costly.
Searching the Glasnevin Trust website is free.

You only pay to view records.

And if more than one person is buried in the same plot you may only need to pay once to find several members of a given family.
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Also Glasnevin is not-for-profit, so the money goes into maintaining the graveyard, more digitisation, education, etc.
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For Glasnevin you purchase vouchers to pay for data, which might be 4 euro for one. It is not a subscription service with annual or monthly recurring charges. Their records are in excellent order with lot of detail.
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For Glasnevin you purchase vouchers to pay for data, which might be 4 euro for one. It is not a subscription service with annual or monthly recurring charges. Their records are in excellent order with lot of detail.
It's actually credits which are 1 = €1. Standard grave purchase is the cheapest but much better value to buy everybody in the grave for €8 (or €10 if they have images).
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The 1901 & 1911 Census are usually the best place to start and are easy to search using say different spellings of surname, location etc

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/
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