I hope you had a great St. Patrick’s Day! It’s fun to celebrate our family heritage. While everyone seems to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, it would be fun to discover other ethnic holidays that are not as widely known. There seems to be a celebration for every day on the calendar from the traditional and religious holidays to peanut butter day to world sleep day (which is also on March 17th.) I wonder what our ancestors would think about all the crazy ways we celebrate random days? Regardless, enjoy your celebration. And for those who can’t resist doing a little more research, check out these sites:
My Heritage is offering free access to all their Irish records from March 14 to March 19th.
Discover your Irish heritage (myheritage.com)
Ireland records | findmypast.com I haven’t heard if they will offer any St. Patrick’s Day specials on Find My Past but this page will give you an idea of the Irish records they have on their site.
Birth Death Marriage Genealogy Records Ireland - Irish Family History Foundation (rootsireland.ie) This is a subscription service which seems well organized by county and type of records.
Welcome to Irish Genealogy - Irish Genealogy This site is from the Irish government and is free to use to do your Irish research.
Enjoy the day. Happy Researching!
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.