Digitizing Irish BMD

I spotted this link:
Familysearch Indexing on a Cork Genealogy Message board. It is good to know that Irish “Birth” and “Death” Civil Records (which generally start from 1864) are being indexed by the LDS (Latter Day Saints). I would like to see a greater effort from authorities within Ireland itself to digitize genealogical records (including BMD records) and to make such records available on the internet. The Co. Clare Library is a case in point where a concerted effort has been made to add genealogical records for that county, to the internet. Other county libraries take note!

Using out of date techniques and outmoded thinking has slowed down progress in certain genealogical projects within Ireland. It is time to use the latest advances in digital technology. Microfilm readers are still the mainstay of many of our libraries. Often the microfilm is worn out and no effort is made to improve the situation.

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