Thursday 27 March 2014

Two Genealogy Research Assistant Internships offered

Two Job Bridge Internships have been announced for Genealogy Research Assistants in County Cork.

The positions will provide practical experience in Genealogical/Archival indexation and research, with the intern specifically working on the indexing of baptism, marriage and burial parish registers. The contracts are for nine months.

The Internship vacancies don't demand any prior experience of indexing is required but a third level qualification in history/heritage/genealogy or archives would be an advantage in the selection process, as would experience in genealogy research.

Full details of how to apply are on the Job Bridge site. Closing date is 11 April (Good Friday).

This is a very interesting development, indeed! Although the Job Bridge advert doesn't state where the work is to be carried out, Cork County Library has confirmed by phone that the positions are to be based at the Reference and Local Studies Department at Library HQ, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.

I have no confirmation of which registers are to be indexed. I have fingers crossed that the Roman Catholic (Cork City) North Parish of St Mary and St Anne registers may, after the best part of 20 years, be about to see the cyber light of day, but I've learned not to get too excited at every glimmer.