Tuesday 18 August 2020

RootsIreland's Genealogy Matters: new issue published

The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), which runs the island-wide network of heritage and genealogy centres and their online databases at RootsIreland.ie, has published a new edition of its newsletter, Genealogy Matters.

Among the details, it includes a listing of all the many packages of new records uploaded to RootsIreland.ie this year. They cover North Mayo, Wicklow, Armagh, Westmeath, South Dublin, Kerry, Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin and they tot up to 467,000 additions. (All these releases have been covered by IrishGenealogyNews.)

What's more, there are more transcriptions to be released as the year progresses. Among them will be records from Limerick, Kilkenny, South Tipperary and elsewhere. I wonder if the tally will hit the half-a-million milestone? That'd be a impressive total for any year, let alone this one.

In addition to the records round-up, the newsletter brings new that some of the IFHF centres have now opened, others are preparing to do so, while others are manned but not open to the public. Genealogy Matters advise those planning to visit to check the individual centre's status before travelling.

The newsletter also brings other news and information from the network – book releases, events, and developments – so it's worth a read. You can download it in pdf format from RootsIreland site. Click the image above.