Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Pension applications offer from Ireland Genealogy

From Ireland Genealogy, formerly Pensear.org, at www.ireland-genealogy.com:

It's been a good year for Ireland Genealogy, and thanks for all your support this year, and in previous years!

We have introduced new methods of searching on the site - including Soundex to match those difficult-to-find names, and we are also very near our target of transcribing the last few remaining areas of Ireland, and recovering the pension information that has been lost. We'll hopefully have some news on this soon!

And as this is the season of goodwill (and you probably have some holiday time on your hands for research) we have a special offer for you. For just £10.00, you will be able to download 100 documents from the site!

This is a big discount from the normal charge of £2.00 per download, and we hope that it will allow you to discover your missing ancestors in this, the only remaining records of the Irish Census years.

The offer will only be open for one week from today (31st), but you'll be able to use your special coupon code until the end of January.

Follow this link to purchase the coupon


You will purchase a document that has your unique coupon code - use this code at the checkout to download your 100 census records!

COMMENT:  This site proved to be very useful for me earlier this year, in identifying a pension application for my three times great grandfather in Belfast, which upon consultation in PRONI revealed information from several 1851 census look ups that happily named many addresses where the family used to live, as well as crucial and new information on my five times great grandparents who I discovered married in 1819 - for more on this see my other blog at http://walkingineternity.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/irish-pension-applications-and-census.html

It should be noted that a major project from the National Archives in Dublin is shortly to place online free to access digitised Census Search Forms for the 1841 and 1851 censuses, used for pension applications purposes from 1908 onwards - these will appear at www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie. The records I consulted at PRONI were pension applications volumes (OAP Form 37s), not the census look-ups requested for them at the PRO in Dublin - essentially the other side of the conversation. I'm not as yet clear what the Ireland Genealogy site's index holdings for the Republic are at present, i.e. whether they are additional Form 37s requests or the PRO census look-up forms (green forms) about to go online.


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/.

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