Thursday, 28 March 2013

Origins: new London burials - and free access to Irish directories

New London burials on Origins ( - and free access to its Irish directories for Easter:

NEW South London Burials Index on British Origins

Over 389,000 South London (Surrey) burials for the period 1545-1905, with a handful (18) up to 1957 plus one as late as 1980, are available for searching on

The South London Burials Index contains surname and forename, age where given in the register, year of burial, parish and additional info / notes, which may include information such as addresses, parents names and other personal details.

South London Burials Index is part of British Origins Greater London Burials 1545-1909 which indexes over 558,000 burials in the City of London, Middlesex and South London (metropolitan Surrey) parishes.

The indexes are covered by two searches:

Middlesex & City of London Burials Index 1560-1909
South London Burials Index 1545-1905.
Records include last name, first name, age, year of burial, place name, and sometimes additional info such as parent names or addresses.

Explore your Irish ancestry this Easter Weekend

Access ALL Irish Directories FREE Good Friday - Easter Monday inclusive

Only a handful of truly national Irish directories are available. The Irish Origins directories form the largest online collection, and include the most comprehensive Irish directories available. A vital research tool, and a must for those interested in Ireland shortly before enumeration of the 1901 Census of Ireland. The collection will grow into a comprehensive collection of over 400 directories and almanacs pertaining to Dublin, Ireland 1636 to 1900. The collection currently has 69 directories from 1824-1900. These directories are covered by two searches:

Dublin Directories 1824-1894
Directories of Ireland 1845-1900

Register or Login to access the directories FREE from 29 March to midnight (GMT) 1 April 2013

(With thanks to Jane Hewitt)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. For my other genealogy books, please visit; whilst for my online Scottish based genealogy courses please visit the Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd site.

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