Irish Genealogical Research Society’s Birth Database Doubles in Size to 20,000

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

Following the recent update of the Society’s Early Irish Death and Marriage Indexes, the Birth Index has now been updated, doubling from 10,000 entries to just over 20,000!

Among many sources, this update includes records referring to the births and parentage of several thousand Irish nuns; a census-substitute dated 1887 recording the Roman Catholic residents of the town and surrounding areas of Ballymena, Co. Antrim; and details of state-aided emigrants from Ireland to North America in the years 1847-1852

Roz McCutcheon, who coordinates for Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes said of the latest update: “Whereas so many sources concentrate almost solely on men, it is good to be able to redress the balance to some degree by adding biographical details of so many women. This latest update adds 10,000 additional entries to the database, representing many hours of work by those who contribute to the project. Thank you to all concerned.”

Full story here: http://www.irishancestors.ie/?p=7634

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