Stories from IGRS 80th Anniversary Archive

With the flurry of St Patrick’s Day activity around free or reduced-price access to Irish research websites, we failed to report another type of celebration: the release of stories from the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS)  80th Anniversary Archive.

IrelandPaperMapIn 2016, which was the 80th anniversary of the society’s founding, IGRS launched a project to collect stories about people’s favorite Irish-born ancestors.

The first tranche (“slice” or “portion”) of the stories is now available: www.irishancestors.ie/?page_id=8251.

I hope reading what others have written will inspire you to begin a story about your own ancestor(s).

Whether or not it’s published is not a critical factor. Just imagine your grandchildren or great-grandchildren reading your story 50 years from now. Priceless!

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