10th February 2005
CIGO – Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of CIGO took place today and numbers attending were up on previous years. The usual reports by the Chairman, Hon. Secretary and Executive Liaison Officers were given. The new chairman was installed, Colm Cocherane, representing the Certificate Genealogists’ Alumni Group (CGAG). Colm led the thanks given to the outgoing chairman, Aidan Cruise, who represented Blessington Family History Society. The remaining officers were re-elected unopposed for the coming year. They are Des Clarke, Hon. Secretary, John Dyer, Hon. Treasurer, and Rob Davison and Steven Smyrl as the two Executive Liaison Officers.
The meeting was followed by the Annual Lecture, which was give by Miss Aideen Ireland, senior archivist at the National Archives of Ireland, who spoke on ‘new developments at the National Archives’ (NAI). Those who attended heard about the NAI’s future plans for Bishop Street premises and the archives held there.