Friday, 19 February 2016

More searchable copies of IFHS journals go online

The Irish Family History Society (IFHS) has added more searchable copies of its historic annual journal to the members area of its website:

The newly-online editions cover the years 1995 to 2004, and join those first published in the previous ten years, which were uploaded a couple of years ago.  In due course, the collection will expand again, when more recent editions will be added along with a searchable index.

Of the first 20 journal editions now available, eleven are out of print, so making copies available for members has been a priority for the Society.  Among the articles now searchable by members are the Register of Freeholders, County Wexford 1833-1841, by Hilary Murphy (Vols. 16 and 17), and The Presbyterian Congregation at Dromore West, Co. Sligo 1846-1965 (Vol.X111).

The journal back issues were digitised by Eneclann in memory of John Heueston, a long-time member and past-Chairman of the Society. He was IFHS Treasurer when he died in 2012.