findmypast.ie Launches Online Irish Family History Forums
Released on: September 23, 2011, 3:30 pm
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findmypast.ie has announced the launch of one of the first
online forums solely dedicated to those researching their Irish family
history. The forum is an online community for the Irish diaspora to
discuss everything from researching Irish family history and Irish
geography, to success stories and what it means to be Irish. Free to
all registered users, it represents the findmypast family's first
foray into community based chat.
Recognising the inherent difficulties involved in looking for Irish ancestors, the
forum gives amateur and professional family historians alike the opportunity to ask
their questions to like-minded researchers across the globe. This will enable
members to benefit from the experience gained from those who have previously hit
brick walls in their research and overcome them.
Brian Donovan of findmypast Ireland and long-time
member of the Irish genealogy community commented: "The findmypast.ie forum is
another indication of findmypast's dedication to providing the world's best
platform for researching your Irish family history. I wish there had been an option
like this available to me when I first started in genealogy."
The forums are divided into six different message boards, and any registered user
can start a new discussion on the boards. It also allows users to add responses to
topics which have already been posted by other users. The six message board topics
include General Discussion, Using the Records, Tracing Specific Ancestors, Places
and Geography in Ireland, Your Finds and Success Stories and What Does it Mean to be
The forum on findmypast.ie allows users to keep track of discussions and posts
they've created or contributed to, which enables them to keep up with any
discussions they are involved in. Users can also watch discussions which interest
them but they are not involved in so that they can go back and read it at any time.
findmypast.ie is the world's most comprehensive Irish family history website,
providing easy-to-search, online access to some of the most significant Irish
records that have ever been made available. It allows users to search things such as births deaths marriages records and the 1901
This new site is a joint venture between two experts in the field: findmypast.co.uk,
one of the leading family history websites and part of the brightsolid family, while
Eneclann is an award-winning Trinity College Campus Company specialising in
genealogical and historical research and the publication of historical records.
Based in Dublin, findmypast.ie has a dedicated team committed to providing the best
experience possible when researching Irish family history.
24a St John Street
0207 566 9729
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