Sep 7, 2022

Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland: Names Index Exceeds 500,000 Records

The following is a press release written by the Irish Genealogical Research Society:


In anticipation that with the next update, in a day or two, of the main names index of this project having more than 500,000 records we are having an on-line event. This is the culmination of work of volunteers over fifteen years. While the number of names in the Registry of Deeds is in the millions, the project is making accessing these important records easier. Now, wherever you are in the world using the images available through

To celebrate a major milestone for our project we have arranged for four experts on the Registry of Deeds and its use for family and local history to give their experience of using the Registry.

About this event:

This event will consist of four short presentations 20 minutes each followed by a question and answer session. The presenters will be

Nick Reddan – project webmaster

Rosaind McCutcheon – the project’s greatest contributor

David Rencher – Chief Genealogical Officer, FamilySearch

Steven C. Smyrl – Chairman Irish Genealogical Research Society

All are fellows of the Irish Genealogical Research Society.

This will be a great opportunity to learn about using the Registry of Deeds and ask question of some of the leading experts on the Registry of Deeds and family history.

To register for this event go to the following link:

Note there are limited places.