Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Mailbox: Irish Catholic Parish Registers

Dear Ancestry Insider,

Do you know if findmypast and Ancestry.com indexed the Irish Catholic Parish registers from NLI separately, or if they are using the same index? Since both announced the collections at about the same time, I am suspicious that they have collaborated in some way. I can't get a direct answer from either, but I think it is important for users of both sites to understand what they are searching.  Any clues who could answer that?

Will FamilySearch ever have the index?

Just wondering if you have the scoop!

Regards,
Lise

Dear Lise,

Something, something, something… yes, important for researchers to know… something, something, something…

Dear Ancestry Insider,

I hate to interrupt. Here’s the answer from the source:

“It was a joint venture. They both worked on this together! Regards,

“Christina McDonnell
Genealogy Advisory Service
National Library of Ireland”

Signed,
Lise

Dear Lise,

Glad I could help. Smile

Signed,
---The Ancestry Insider

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