PRESS NOTICE: National Library of Ireland Announces Launch Date for New Online Genealogy Resource – Almost 400,000 images of Catholic parish register microfilms to be available online for free from 8th July 2015 – The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) will be made available online – for free – from 8th July 2015 onwards. On that date, a dedicated website will go live, with over 390,000 digital images of the microfilm reels on which the parish registers are recorded.
Typically, the parish registers include information such as the dates of baptisms and marriages, and the names of the key people involved, including godparents or witnesses. The digital images of the registers will be searchable by parish location only, and will not be transcribed or indexed by the NLI.
Web site address is: http://registers.nli.ie/