July 23 2020: Updated the entire site to provide a better service for smartphone users. And to make Google love me.
May 28 2020: Added more than 12,000 new surname variants, bringing the total to 1,082,604. Also updated the church record listings to include the most recent Rootsireland releases for Armagh, Kerry and Wicklow.
September 22 2019: Almost 500 new surnames and 7,000 new surname variants added, part of the digitisation of the 1899 Dublin city municipal voters register. Such wonders as Rennix, Ripit, Bargatee and Barronfeather now available.
June 30 2019: Updates of non-Catholic parish listings on rootisireland.ie and at the RCBL. (Made possible by the new feature
Sept 8 2017: Updated the quick-and-dirty 'What's online?' page. And finally added a link to it from the Browse menu.
August 22 2017: Fixed bug in households by Catholic parish. E.g. Alford/Olford; Added another 400 new surnames (starting D,E,F) found in 1901 and 1911 censuses.
August 5 2017: Added new (rough-and-ready) households by Catholic parish. E.g. Reynolds
July 25 2017: Updated British Newspaper Archive listings. E.G. Sligo
July 23 2017: Added more than 500 new surnames (starting A,B,C and W) found in 1901 and 1911 censuses, with more than 10,000 new surname variants. Only 22 more letters to go.
July 21 2017: Added direct links from church records to the Representative Church Body Library full parish references, including vestry, preachers and confirmation records. See Offerlane, Laois, for example.
July 12 2017: Added multiple references to all areas. Examples: