Tuesday 17 March 2020

Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives: the Big Reveal for St Patrick's Day

As noted in the last IGPA update at the end of last month, the team at Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives has been busy working on a behind the scenes project. Now ready to launch, it is a major development for this popular volunteer-managed database. Here's the 'big reveal'...

An addition to St Patrick's graveyard, Kilnavart,
Ballyconnell, Co Offaly: a stone to John Donohue
Donohue of Deen who died in 1821. Photo courtesy IGPA.
More than 37,000 photos of headstones in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin, have been linked to text files holding the transcription of each memorial. Additionally, the Mount Jerome Cemetery collection can now be searched via a dedicated MJC Search Engine (follow the link below).

This is a huge step forward that will be much appreciated by researchers as it makes searching so very much easier and quicker.

In summary, here are the updates for the first half of March:

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Search Engine can search just Mount Jerome

CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Our Lady of Lourdes RC, Ballyconnell
St. Patrick's Graveyard, Kilnavart

OFFALY Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killeagh, St. Patrick's Cemetery (partial)