Eneclann launches three new heritage titles on CD-ROM: Significant new sources of information for Irish genealogy.
Dublin 7 December 2005: Eneclann, Ireland’s leading e-publisher of historical and heritage titles, has launched three new CD-Roms. These new titles provide access to primary sources and original research not previously available and will be of immense value to the growing number of people in Ireland and abroad interested in Irish genealogy and Irish history.
The first of these new publications is Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead, the Collected Works, edited by Ian Cantwell. This CD contains the works of one of Ireland’s most eminent researchers of gravestone inscriptions which have for the first time, been collected into a single publication. The importance of this work is that it represents a major new source of information for genealogists not previously widely available. The CD contains the names of 67,297 people from over 500 sites in Ireland.
As a leading member of the Irish Genealogical Research Society for many years, it is fitting that the publication of the late Brian J. Cantwell’s collected works coincides with the publication of The Irish Genealogist Volumes 1-8, the official organ of the Irish Genealogical Research Society. The significance of The Irish Genealogist lies in that its articles allowed researchers gain access to material that was in many cases held in private collections or otherwise inaccessible or lost. This publication on CD-Rom will give a whole new generation of genealogists and historians access to this material.
The third new title released is The 1798 Rebellion: Claimants and Surrenders, compiled by Ian Cantwell. This publication brings together some of the few remaining primary sources about the 1798 rebellion and the people who were involved. In total there are over 8,000 names included in this publication covering two different groups – those who took up arms and those whose property was damaged. These groups come from every social background, from poor Dublin city labourers and artisans to the aristocratic ascendancy of late eighteenth century Ireland.
These important new publications confirm Eneclann’s continued commitment to increasing access to rare and valuable sources of historical and genealogical information.