GRS Updates its Online ‘Irish Genealogist Database’

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Irish Genealogical Research Society:

The IGRS – “The Great Granddaddy of all Irish Family History Societies” – announces an update of information to its ‘Irish Genealogist Database’, extending coverage from 1998 to2005, and noting in excess of 18,000 names.

The Irish Genealogist (TIG), the Society’s annual journal, has been published since 1937 and comprises thousands of articles relating to Irish genealogy, noting details on family histories, pedigrees, leases, memorial inscriptions, deeds, newspaper extracts and transcripts of parish registers, voters lists, census substitutes, wills, letters, family bibles, rentals and militia & army rolls. The list is endless!

A free online Names Index to TIG, comprising over a quarter of a million names, has been available on the Society’s website since autumn 2013. In March 2015, following an intensive project to scan images of the journal’s articles, a database of names was launched which links researchers directly to articles from TIG matching their search criteria. Initially, the Society launched images of volume 10 of TIG (covering the years 1998-2001), but now adds volume 11 (bringing the coverage from 1998 to 2005).

Searching the database is completely free and any references to articles in volume 10 are also free. However, access to articles appearing in volume 11 is restricted to IGRS members only.
Announcing details of the enhanced database, IGRS Chairman Steven Smyrl said: “We are thrilled to make The Irish Genealogist more accessible to genealogists and historians by placing it online. We hope in the coming months to extend the online database by uploading editions published since 2011. The journal contains so much information, not available anywhere else.”

This links to the TIG database page: www.irishancestors.ie/?page_id=3039.

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