The Irish Genealogical Research Society has added thousands of new Irish records to their database.
IGRS reports that an additional 7,000 records have been added to their Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, bringing the total to about 260,000.
The new records include 14,000 names, which brings the total number of names across the three databases to 274,000.
The IGRS said that the new data includes references to many deaths culled from Irish newspapers.The Society’s Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes are a unique collection of life event references from lesser-used and obscure sources.
One poignant news item that the IGRS discovered relates to the partial collapse of a Music Hall located in Fishamble Street, to the rear of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin in 1782.
There, a meeting of the Trade Guild of St Luke, which combined the city’s cutlers, painters, paper-stainer, and stationers, was being held to nominate a candidate to stand for election to parliament.