1775 Dublin Directory database launched

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has announced the launch of a new resource on its website, a database index to Wilson’s 1775 Dublin Directory.


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.


Good news from IGRS

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has announced another boost to its early Birth/Marriage/Death indexes.

IGRS marriage index grows to 80,000+ names

The Irish Genealogical Research Society’s Early Marriage Index was updated this week with several thousand new records “from obscure and underused sources,” bringing the database to over 80,000 marriages.


New releases for the holidays

Lots of genealogical happenings just before the holidays – here’s a summary:


More About Place-Names, from John Grenham

Today’s Irish Times blog by John Grenham provides helpful clarification on the subject of Irish place-names and the various indexes available online. His article is reproduced here in its entirety — a definitive comparison of pros and cons:


IGRS Marriage Index Now Includes 30,000 Records

There are many excellent genealogy blogs out there. I try to “surf” regularly, to find items to share with you. Here’s one of today’s postings from Clare Sentry of the Irish Genealogy News:


New Database of 250,000 Names

An October 14 post from the Irish Genealogy News blogspot says:

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has launched an online names index to its annual journal, The Irish Genealogist. It runs to a quarter of a million names and it’s free to search.


A new website: IrishAncestors.ie

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

With the launch of its brand new website, IrishAncestors.ie, the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has significantly widened access to parts of its outstanding library collection, long acknowledged as the most important collection of Irish genealogical material in private hands.