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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Latest issue of Irish Roots magazine published

After a rather hectic few days, I finally got a chance to sit down and read the latest issue of Irish Roots magazine, which is now in the shops and also available online in digital format.

This edition carries features on the Surnames of Munster and the Children's Employment Commission. It also takes an in-depth look at resources for tracing Galway ancestors and examines the Military Service Pension Collection's potential value to researchers around the world. For those with connections to Australia and North America, there's guidance on finding records of the Irish who went to work in the Outback and of those who joined up to fight in the US Civil War.

There's also an unusual feature by Roisin O Brien, who shares her experience of creating a digital archive and offers it as a model for novices.

Always full of the latest news, Irish Roots also brings you updates from local, national and worldwide family history societies, details of recently published genealogy and history books, and my own What's New Review, giving details of all the essential record releases and other developments in the world of Irish genealogy.

The magazine costs €4.50/£3.35 in the shops or by post for €7 inclusive of worldwide postage. Subscriptions also available.