This CD covers the publications from Vol., no. 1 1937 to Vol. 8 no.4, published 1993.
The editorial in the very first issue explains that there was a need for a society devoted exclusively to Irish genealogy and formed with this special object in view. It would have a wide appeal to those of Irish descent through the World who would be encouraged to contribute the results of their research. Those who guided its progress from inception have in the main kept to these ideals admirably.
An indication of the level of ambition set by the founders of the journal is their choice of first President of the Society who was non other than The Earl of Ossory who was the elder son of the Marques and 22nd. Earl of Ormonde and head of the illustrious house of Butler. The Vice. President was The rt. Hon. Sir Dunbar Plunkett Barton, Bart. P.C.
The entire work covers 5,000 pages and searching is not difficult as there is a search facility that can scan the entire 8 volumes. The journals are indexed in drop down lists by Volume Number and subsequently by issue number.
Clicking on a particular issue number drops down a list of article headings and a split screen then allows the viewer to see the facsimile of the front cover and the list of contents.
The opening article in the very first volume is entitled “King Henry the 8th. Irish army list.” By T.H. Blake Butler.
A cross-section of articles in the series has such headings as the following: –
- Some notes on the high-sheriffs of Co. Longford 1701
- Anglo-Irish medieval genealogy.
- Monumental inscriptions from Termonfecin Cemetery Co.Louth.
- Some inhabitants of the barony of Newcastle and Uppercross, Co. Dublin.
- The Waterford Herald.. 1793, 1794, 1796.
- Some Protestant settlers in Ireland 1662 – 1737.
- There are a large number of articles on named families such as:
- The Nagles of Garnavila
- The Fitzmaurices of Duagh.
- The Galbraiths of Cappard.
- Barnwall of Rowestown Co.Meath
The importance of this CD is that it is making accessible much material which has been in the hands of private collectors and will help new researchers have access to some rare sources of ancestral lore.
The CD costs Euro 74.90 from Eneclann