The Irish Genealogist Database has been expanded with the addition of volume 11, which covers all editions of The Irish Genealogist published during the years 2002-2005.
The Irish Genealogist (TIG) is the annual journal of the IGRS. It has been published annually since 1937 and comprises thousands of articles relating to Irish genealogy, noting details taken from voters lists, census substitutes, letters, family bibles, estate rentals, militia & army rolls, transcripts of parish registers, wills & other testamentary papers, family histories, pedigrees, leases, memorial inscriptions, land and other deeds and newspaper extracts. It really is a treasure trove of genealogical information.
Online, The Irish Genealogist Database launched in March 2015 with volume 10 of TIG, which covers the years 1998-2001. This latest instalment, volume 11, covers all editions published in the years 2002-2005. It includes source and genealogy articles, record transcripts, family histories and newspaper abstracts, and much more, and each entry is linked to the article in which the name appears.
This latest data release includes references to the Society’s Farnham Manuscripts; Willamstown parish, Co. Galway; Griffith’s Valuation and the Poor Law Valuation; Galway Gentry; Cork Protestants; Catholic Converts; Nuns; Faulkner’s Dublin Journal newspaper and the Registry of Deeds. It also contains articles touching in some detail on families named Clare, Burke, Butler, Carew, Crowley, Daly, Fitzgerald, Forbes, Joyce, Keegan, Kenifeck, Langton, O’Brien, McDermott, McHugo, O’Neill. Power and Solsborough,
In total there are 8,000 names noted throughout volume 11, which, when added to the 10,000 included in volume 10, totals just over 18,000 names, all linked directly to the articles they are drawn from.
Volume 10 of TIG will remain on free access to all. Access to the articles for volume 11 is restricted to members of the IGRS.
The IGRS additionally offers all researchers – members and non-members alike –free access to The Irish Genealogist Names Index. This notes all names recorded in TIG from 1937 to 2001. It runs to approximately a quarter of a million entries.
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