Irish Genealogical Research Society launches 80th Anniversary Archive

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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

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

The IGRS’ founding objectives were to offset the devastating fire at the Four Courts, Dublin, in 1922 by creating a unique collection of Irish genealogical material. That founding policy continues to this day and is the stimulus for the Society to celebrate its 80th anniversary by creating a special archive of the personal stories of Irish-born ancestors.

In launching the initiative, IGRS chairman, Steven Smyrl said: “Whilst modern genealogy has seen huge advances in the amount of data that has become available, especially online, we shouldn’t forget that all the facts we find are actually part of a richer narrative – the life stories of the individuals who nest in our family trees! So, we are calling for anyone with a favourite Irish-born ancestor to write up their story and submit it for posterity to our archive. We are…

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