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March 14, 2008

Local Genealogist Promotes Online Research


Karel Kiely, IFHF Secretary, and Kildare County Librarian Breda Gleeson, at the launch Genealogist Karel Kiely, of the Kildare History and Family Research Centre,  appeared on RTE News on Wednesday, 12th March 2008,  to promote the new online genealogical service which currently gives access to over 9 million records. The interview is also online on the RTE website.

The occasion was the national launch of the Irish Family History Foundation's online research service. It was launched symbolically at the quays in Dublin, on board the Famine Ship, Jeanie Johnston, in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin and Ambassadors to Ireland from the U.S., Australia and Canada.

Members from I.F.H.F. centres from all over the country and from various other affiliated organisations, as well as representatives from the Churches, Government Departments, Local Authorities and Libraries, gathered in the bowels of the historic ship to see the service officially launched by Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Seamus Brennan and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, both of whom paid tribute to the enormous amount of work done over a long number of years and praised the great tourism potential of this truly all-Ireland initiative. 

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