28 March 2013


     The year 2013 has been a very busy one for Irish genealogy, with The Gathering and Ireland Reaching Out spearheading increased Irish interest in family history. The effect is being felt online, too, with new releases of databases and digitized images (see my previous post regarding PRONI's release of its Valuation Revision Books:  http://irishfamilyresearch.blogspot.com/2013/03/now-online-proni-places-valuation.html ).  Also in the news this week is the revision and relaunch of the genealogy website of the  Irish government's Department of Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht. The revised website offers a new search engine that will search multiple databases with each search. Researchers will no longer have to go to each database and duplicate their searches. The new site offers more guidance and general information for family historians, also. Find IrishGenealogy.ie here: