Longford Town Council are in consultation with Glasnevin Trust to bring the records of Ballymacormack cemetery online allowing people all over the world to trace their family history in the graveyard, writes Conor Barrins.
The project is at an early stage but the Council have already begun to compile the records, according to Town Engineer, Brian McNeela. “Things are at a very early stage but we are exploring all the possibilities to get these records online. We’re working with Glasnevin Trust; their system is incredibly advanced so it will take some time but we have started compiling all the records,” Mr McNeela said.
Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, is the final resting place for over 1.1 million people including Daniel O’Connell, Michael Collins, Charles Stewart Parnell, Éamon de Valera, Michael Cusack, Robert Erskine Childers, and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
In recent years, Glasnevin Trust have digitised their cemetery records and made them available to everyone through the Online Genealogy section on their website. This resource makes it easier for anyone creating a family tree or conducting historical research.
Ballymacormack cemetery will be one of the first graveyards outside of Glasnevin to have its records easily accessible online once the project is finished.