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IRISH CIVIL RECORDS AVAILABLE FREE
The General Record Office (GRO) of Ireland has made their civil registers of birth, marriage and death available on the website IrishGenealogy.ie state run website. See:
The records are available for free.
The Birth Records Indexes date from 1864 to 1914, the Marriage Records Indexes date from 1845 (1864 for Roman Catholic Marriages) to 1939 and the Death Records Indexes date from 1864 to 1964. There is an enhancement of the Marriage Indexes, with both parties to the Marriage now being shown from 1882 onwards.
Access is to the indexes to births 100 years or more old, the indexes to marriages 75 years or more, and the indexes to deaths 50 years old or over are available. You will no longer have to order an official certificate or visit the GRO of Ireland. Due to privacy reasons indexes that are earlier than the aforementioned years are not available to search.
18TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Historical & Genealogical Society of WA was held on Sunday 28 August. The President, John Urban presented an excellent report of the many and varied activities conducted by the Society, including engagements with outside organizations, our regular maintenance of the East Perth Jewish Cemetery, and the wide variety of topics presented by speakers at our meetings.
Our sincere gratitude was expressed to the Chabad Northern Suburbs Congregation for their generosity in allowing us free use of their meeting room and shelving for our Library.
The meeting also discussed the issue of requests for genealogical research, and it was determined that a basic charge for research should be introduced, as ours is a volunteer organization and is now sadly facing the loss of a small but regular boost to our finances with the demise of the Jewish Communal Appeal. Requests for research are many, and there is not always a quick answer to people’s queries.
Office bearers remain unchanged for the coming year. President: John Urban. Vice President and Coordinator: Michelle Urban. Treasurer: Brenda Austin. Secretary: Michael Anderson. Committee: Warren Austin, Lynette Chester, Helen Hill, Sue Levy (Librarian and Webmaster), Jonathan Wolf.
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