Over half a million Irish parish records released by TheGenealogist
Another whole county’s worth of Irish parish records now bolsters the record collections of TheGenealogist. The ground-breaking genealogy website has added the records of 510,007 individuals from County Laois in their latest release.
County Laois, known as Queen’s County from 1556 to 1922, is a double landlocked county in the Eastern and Midland region of the Republic of Ireland. As the Irish diaspora has spread out across the globe, especially during the terrible events of the Great Famine of 1845–49 which devastated the county at the time, many people from across the world will be able to trace their roots back to this part of Ireland.