Wednesday, 8 July, 2015
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Today marks an important day for genealogy and local history as the National Library of Ireland (NLI) launches their Parish Registers online

Wedding Party Ireland make available online, for free, records of marriages and baptisms (and some burial records) from the NLI collection. Launching the website today, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny stated it was an "important day for our country, our people and our soul". Speaking in the foyer of the Library were invited guests were gathered, he referred to his own family history and how record resources like the parish registers bring family history to life and provide an important connection for the Diaspora. 

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