Today, Beyond2022 launched their Virtual Record Treasury. I haven't had much of a chance to work with it (a couple of things I tried were slow), but I'm looking forward to working with it in the next few weeks. If you go to the original website, www.beyond2022.ie it will link you to the new Virtual Record Treasury.
There is an amazing amount of material about the project and it probably makes sense to read through it before attempting to jump in and search. If you scroll down (past the Search) there are categories for the records, one of which is "Genealogy." This focuses primarily on the 1766 religious census. As you can see from the maps, the coverage, even with the new material is limited. If, however, it covers the area where your ancestor live that's great...remember, everything is based on time and place.
There is an excellent User's Guide which is a great place to start. I found the information on the Archival Structure helpful. It's in the section, "What is the International Standard for Archival Description (ISAD[G])?" For those of you planning to research at the National Archives or PRONI in Ireland, an understanding of this system is key to being able to find information.
You'll be hearing more about this as I delve further into the material.
There are still a few spaces left for the Ireland Research Trips to Dublin and/or Belfast
in October. Time is running out since I need to finalize the lists for the hotels.
Email me if you are interested in joining the group.
Registration forms are here.