New “How-To” Irish Genealogy Videos

As a new resource for members, the IGRS has commissioned a series of “how-to” educational videos designed to help both the newcomer and not-so-new with their research.

Latin marriage notation: baptismal register of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin:  John Joseph Lee, born 26th April 1877, subsequently married Elizabeth Byrne on 27 September 1908 in Dublin. Copyright: National Library of Ireland

Access to records useful for Irish genealogy has become easier since the onset of the digital age. But wider access very often serves to highlights just how frustrating Irish family history can be. Too frequently it’s difficult to search cleverly within the surviving records and not always easy to interpret the results.

Over the last while we’ve heard again and again researchers say “how I wish that an experienced genealogist could be sat right next me, while online, sharing the benefit of their experience and expertise”. Now, with the release of an initial three “How-To” Irish genealogy videos, the IGRS is making that wish come true.

With its first three videos, the IGRS is offering its members terrific first hand expertise and guidance. Each video takes a different subject and with the help of practical demonstration, discusses its relevance to Irish genealogical research. In particular, information is provided about where the resource can be found on and offline.

In these initial three videos, the topics covered are:

  • Census Records
  • Roman Catholic Church Records
  • Church of Ireland Parish Registers

A fourth video on Civil Registration will be coming soon.

To celebrate the launch of the videos at the coming Irish genealogy and family history show ‘Back to our Past’, in Belfast, all three videos will be freely available for the period of the show, Friday, 16th to Sunday, 18th February. The Society intends to add more to this series of “How-To” videos, all of which will join the extensive library of online resources and research advice already available to IGRS members.  A fourth video on Civil Registration records is already in production and will join the online library shortly.

To celebrate Back to Our Past’s inaugural event in Belfast, these videos will be free to all for this weekend only, Friday, 16th to Sunday 18th February! So why not take the time to have a look at one them now, here’s the link. If you like what you see, why not join the Society?

We hope you find these videos of use. If you need follow-up advice, why not use our Members’ Forum? Or indeed, why not become a member today?


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