Thursday 2 February 2012

IGRS launches monthly bulletin of genealogy news

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has launched a monthly e-bulletin packed with bang-up-to-date news on all manner of resources and developments in Irish genealogy.

The five-page launch issue carried an impressive round-up of stories about newly available online collections, forthcoming releases, recent book publications (with specially-arranged discounts), cultural events and lectures in Ireland, England and Scotland, and the latest news and issues concerning a selection of professional institutions, archives and libraries.

Exclusive to members of the IGRS, the new e-bulletin is the latest addition to a range of member benefits that includes a bi-annual newsletter, an annual scholarly journal, and access to a library that is internationally recognised as the largest and most impressive collection of Irish genealogy material in private hands.

The Society's website also offers a changing online programme of member-only access to a selection of manuscript materials.

Announcing the launch of IGRS Research Update, IGRS chairman Steven Smyrl said: "Last year was the 75th anniversary of the Society and we held a number of exciting events to celebrate this important milestone. But we intend 2012 to be equally exciting with a wave of new initiatives to be rolled out over the course of the year. The launch of the new members-only bulletin is the first of these, and evidence that there has never been a better time to join the Society."