The following announcement was written by the Irish Genealogical Research Society:
The Irish Genealogical Research Society has launched a monthly e-bulletin packed with bang-up-to-date news on all manner of resources and developments in Irish genealogy.
The five-page launch issue carried an impressive round-up of stories about newly available online collections, forthcoming releases, recent book publications (with specially-arranged discounts), cultural events and lectures in Ireland, England and Scotland, and the latest news and issues concerning a selection of professional institutions, archives and libraries.
Although the new e-bulletin is intended to be exclusive to the Society's membership, the first edition only is being made available on a limited wider scale until the end of February. Readers of Dick Eastman's newsletter are invited to request a copy by sending an email to IGRSOC2011@hotmail.co.uk with 'IGRS Bulletin 1/12' in the subject line.
The new e-bulletin is the latest addition to a range of member benefits that includes a bi-annual newsletter, an annual scholarly journal, and free access to a library that is internationally recognised as the largest and most impressive collection of Irish genealogy material in private hands.
The Society's website also offers a changing online programme of member-only access to a selection of manuscript materials.
Announcing the launch of IGRS Research Update, IGRS chairman Steven Smyrl said: "Last year was the 75th anniversary of the Society and we held a number of exciting events to celebrate this important milestone. But we intend 2012 to be equally exciting with a wave of new initiatives to be rolled out over the course of the year. The launch of the new members-only bulletin is the first of these, and evidence that there has never been a better time to join the Society."
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