IGRS adds 5,000 Ir­ish records

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

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.

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