Tuesday 22 May 2012

Trio of announcements at IGRS Open Day

Last Saturday's IGRS Open Day at the Dublin City Library & Archives saw a fascinating line up of lectures delivered by experts to an audience of 70-odd family historians and professional genealogists.

I'll be writing more about the event later in the week, but for now I thought I'd quickly share with you three pieces of news that emerged from the lectures:

  • More CSORP records (from the Chief Secretary's Office Registered Papers collection) will be released 'soon'. Project archivist Nigel Johnston said that records for the years 1823 and 1824 are almost ready while the papers for 1825 are now being processed.

  • The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) is working on a fantastic new resource for early Irish marriages ie marriages from the late 1600s to the start of civil registration in 1864, which will be released by early autumn.

  • As previously reported, FindMyPast Ireland will shortly be releasing a second tranche of records from the Irish Petty Sessions Courts collection. However, the overall project, originally due for completion this summer, is running behind schedule and won't be finished until later in the year.