At our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday we were pleased to welcome Gillian Johnson as the newest Affiliate of Accredited Genealogists Ireland. Gill has been working in genealogy for the past four years, as a researcher for Timeline. She holds a degree in Local Studies from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and she has a keen interest in social history. Gill is the 16th person to be admitted as an AGI Affiliate since the Affiliate Programme was introduced seven years ago. Eight of her predecessors have already successfully progressed to gaining credentials as Members of Accredited Genealogists Ireland. We … Read More
Paul MacCotter MAGI has contributed a paper entitled ‘The origins of the parish in Ireland’ to the latest edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. It comprises a history of pastoral care and the parish in Ireland from the seventh century until circa 1300 AD, showing how pastoral care evolved into a parish system against a background of reform movements and the Anglo-Norman invasion and should be of interest to all genealogists, since the medieval parish is the ancestor of the later civil parish, an areal unit of fundamental importance for Irish research.