Ancestry Free Access to Irish Records Through March 18 2020

Jan Meisels Allen









Ancestry is offering free access to its 170 million Irish Records through 18 March 2020 at 11:59PM ET. If you try to access records not included in the Irish collection offer or try to access the Irish records after the offer ends you will be invited to subscribe.


To access the records go to:  There is also a guide to Finding Your Irish Immigrants available for free download. Either click on “download our guide: under the search button or go to:


To see the list of records included in the Irish collection go to:


You will be required to register with your name, password and email address.  No credit card information is requested or required.


If you click on 14 day free trial- which is NOT the Free Irish promotion you will be required to give your credit card information.


When you fill-in the search field you will be taken to a new window. The matches will appear and click on the one you want to open. When it opens you can click save to your computer in the green box on the upper right corner. There is also an icon with tools where you can print or download.


Jews in Ireland

While always a small Jewish community in Ireland it is an established community. In addition, a number of Jews immigrated to Ireland in the late 19th and 20th centuries whose families were from central Europe, due to the pogroms, and especially from Lithuania. Jews also stopped in Ireland along the way to immigrating to North America—and may have lived there for a few years.  You never know what an Irish record may reveal!


I have no affiliation with Ancestry and am posting this solely for the reader’s information.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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