In a couple of weeks, a fresh edition of New Irish Genealogy Resources
will be published. I had hoped to have it ready by St Patrick's Day,
but a serious facial injury sustained by a member of my family last
month has required a complete reschedule of my diary, and I'm now
running two weeks behind.
As things stand today, I'm pretty sure I can publish New Irish Genealogy Resources 2020
during the week beginning 30 March. Following the same popular and easy-to-use format
as all previous editions, the new edition will provide brief details of
all* brand-new and upgraded Irish genealogy records released in the nine
years from January 2011 to March 2020.
It's been a golden period for Irish family
historians, with new records appearing online almost every week. The
benefit of my ebook is that all the releases are noted in it, with a
brief description and links to where each collection can be accessed,
online or offline.
New Irish Genealogy Resources 2020
won't tell you what to do with all these new toys (it's not a 'how-to'
guide... this website does that job!). It simply sets out all the new,
mainly online, records at your disposal.
It's arranged by type of
resource ie Census, Newspapers, Military Records etc, and also
county-by-county, becoming a handy aide-memoire of recently-available
resources useful to Irish family historians.
Take a look at this free 7-page sample (2Mb) from the 2011-2015 ebooklet.
2020 edition will be larger than the 2019 edition of 102 pages. In
recognition of the coronavirus outbreak, it will include a selection of
podcasts and videos of interest to Irish family historians who may be
self-isolating. I will try to ensure it wraps up at under 10Mb.
*As with previous editions, I can't guarantee that I've included each and every
record release during the last nine years, but I think I've caught most in my net. All
of the collections featured in the e-booklet were the subject of posts
on my blog Irish Genealogy News at the time of their releases.