IGRS adds 5,000 Irish records
The Irish Genealogical Research Society ( IGRS) has added a further 5,000 records to its early birth, marriage and death indexes. The indexes now hold 24,500 birth records, 83,600 marriages and 16,800 deaths, increasing the total number of names to 259,500. IGRS draws most of its data from obscure sources that are otherwise unavailable. For example, some of the new names come from the 1903 book
Memoirs of the Fultons of Lisburn. Others come from Registry of Deeds memorials, which provide posthumous information about men and women from all classes of society. Non-IGRS members can search the marriage index ( bit.ly/igrsmarriage) for free and do a surname-only search of the birth ( bit.
ly/igrsbirth) and death ( bit.ly/igrsdeath) indexes.