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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Irish Lives Remembered: February issue published

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The February issue of Irish Lives Remembered has been issued and is available for free download by clicking the image.

Waterford is the focus of this month's issue. With 28 pages dedicated to the county, there's in-depth coverage of the holdings of both the City and County Archives (they're very different, although there is some common ground) and an interesting piece on the history of Waterford surnames.

Other features include a piece by well-known historian and photographic detective Jayne Shrimpton about Victorian fashion photography, and a four-page article by Michael Merriman setting out context for Ireland's national and international famine commemmorations. Shauna Hicks tells about Irish deserters in Australia and there are personal family stories of ancestors from Sligo, Armagh and Mayo.

A preview of WDYTYA?Live gives a good account of what visitors can expect at this month's family history extravaganza in London. It does, however, make one error. The Northern Ireland Family History Society will not be the only Irish society exhibiting. The Irish Genealogical Research Society will also be in attendance – on Stand 443 – with several members ready and willing to help researchers with their queries, whether they're trying to climb over a brick wall or simply don't know where or how to start their Irish research.

(As a member of IGRS Council, I'd not be forgiven if I let that one pass without correction!)