Ireland's Archives Collections Have A New Home #general


Jan Meisels Allen
 

A new portal started today, March 4 for the Irish Archives Resource (IAR):
http://www.iar.ie . The public may now search a wide range of Irish archives
online. The IAR is funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland and is
supported by the Archives and Records Association (Ireland).

The National Archives of Ireland, also has a genealogy section:
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/beginning.html where members of the
public can consult a professional genealogist about sources relating to
their family history. Many of the collections listed on this portal will
contain information of interest to genealogists and family historians. Items
such as rental ledgers, wages and salaries books and employee records can
often contain references to people whose lives have otherwise gone largely
unrecorded. The National Archives, established on 1 June 1988, took over the
functions previously performed by the State Paper Office (1702) and the
Public Record Office of Ireland (1867).

While we may not think many Jewish ancestors came >from Ireland, remember
some may have stopped in Ireland on their route to Canada or the United
States.

Thank you to Saul Issroff who alerted me to the posting by Dick Eastman in
the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter who first reported on the new
portal.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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