09 March 2012

NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF IRISH GENEALOGY

     A couple of genealogy news flashes from Ireland:
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced a change in their lecture schedule. (Wish I could get to Belfast for this one--I hope they eventually put it on You Tube!)
"The Linen Hall Lecture 'Gone for good: PRONI sources on emigration', due to delivered by Dr Ann McVeigh on 28th March, will now take place on 27th June. This change is due to the possibility of industrial action across the public sector.
The lecture will take place at 1pm on Wednesday, 27th June 2012, at the Linen Hall Library.
Admission is free, but it’s best to book your place in advance as seating is limited. Booking is via the Linen Hall Library website."
LINK TO PRONI
  • The Irish Family History Foundation has begun its first phase of adding County Wexford records to its online database (the database can be searched on a limited basis for free, but record retrieval has a fee): Clongeen RC parish, Tagout RC parish, and Inch Church of Ireland records. LINK TO IFHF