Friday 21 June 2013

CIGO celebrates successes in Family Tree magazine

In the July issue of Family Tree magazine, CIGO executive liaison executive Steven Smyrl looks back on 21 years of successful campaigning by the Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations.

It's an interesting feature, as it refers to many of the major issues and developments in Irish genealogy over the last two decades since GROUSERS – the GRO Users Group – formed to fight for the retention of a Dublin Research Room when the GRO moved to Roscommon. CIGO evolved from that early lobby group and has become an influential voice in the industry, campaigning on behalf of Irish genealogists everywhere.