Cork County Examiner supplement – March 21 2006 reported on developments at the Cork Ancestral Project.
It is now seventeen years since the Cork Ancestral Project, funded by Fas, started their digitization work and none of it is on the internet. Their work has been partly superceded by a digitization project which digitized many Cork Catholic parishes within a short time frame from micofilm and which put them on the www.irishgenealogy.ie website. This work which is hosted by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport is ongoing and more records are promsied to be uploaded to the internet this year. I quote “These Church records were computerised with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport and through the work of the Dublin Heritage Group and Kerry Genealogical Research Centre.”
To date, there is only a hard copy of the index of St. Mary’s and St. Anne’s (North Parish), Cork City, available in the Cork County Library. It is not online and no-one seems to know when it will be made available on the internet.
Here is the email address of Mr Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht: JimmyDeenihan@tcs.gov.ie