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10 September 2013

CURRENT BUZZ: IGRS MARRIAGE DATABASE

     The buzz all week in the Irish genealogy world is the Irish Genealogical Research Society's Marriages Index, which has hit the mark of over 25,000 records. This database, created by Rosalind McCutcheon, is unique in that it contains marriage records culled from other than the usual church and civil records.  Sources include family Bibles, Chancery records, military records, and newspapers, among many other sources, some very obscure. Contributions of marriage records are welcome.
     One complaint I hear from my audiences is that Irish marriage records are impossible to find. I myself have had a very difficult time finding marriage records in Ireland for my ancestors. This database is a welcome addition to our genealogical arsenal!
     Read about the database and search it at the Irish Genealogical Research Society's web site: