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Thursday, 1 August 2013

All 52 issues of 1913 Church of Ireland Gazette online

The Representative Church Body Library has released in a searchable online format all 52 issues of the Church of Ireland Gazette published in 1913. The collection makes up August's Archive of the Month and full details can be found here.

You'll then be directed to the Informa website where you can view the pages, which have been digitised to a very high quality. You can also save and print pages quickly and easily.

The Church of Ireland Gazette covered a vast range of topics and for anyone with ancestors who were connected with the Church, it is essential reading. But don't think it holds no interest beyond that group. As well as providing comment about national events, the Gazette published details of funerals, obituaries, school, church and community activities and received loads of advertising from service and goods providers.