Monday 3 October 2022

IFHF's latest 'Irish Genealogy Matters' newsletter published

The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), which co-ordinates the island-wide network of local Genealogy Centres, has published its latest editon of Irish Genealogy Matters to keep us up to date with recent and current developments within the group.

The digital-only publication provides a breakdown of the 106,000 records uploaded to the's database – all transcribed by the Centres' genealogists – and details of a major conference being organised for 2023 by Armagh Ancestry, the IFHF's Centre for that county.

It also brings news that the North Mayo Heritage Centre has uploaded to YouTube a series of free videos relating to the journey undertaken by so many from 1845 to the US and how the process of emigration developed and changed into the 20th century.

In addition, the Ulster Historical Foundation (the Centre for counties Antrim and Down) announces the organisation's provision of the Irish stream for this year's British Institute, which begins next week, and the launch of two new books.

There is also news about the launch of the online Mannion Collection in Cork City, and a heart-warming tale from Cavan Genealogy where a visiting client was matched with a cousin who works in the same building as the genealogy centre.

To download your free copy of the newsletter, click the image above.