Brian Mitchell of our Derry Centre has been assisting Harry Wenzel from Pennsylvania as he writes a novel based upon the story of the ship named the Faithful Steward which sailed from Derry to Philadelphia in 1785. The article below from the Derry Journal tells the story.
We are very pleased to announce the publication of the third issue of our newsletter, Irish Genealogy Matters.
Click the link below to read our newsletter, we hope you enjoy!
We are pleased to announce that the East Galway Family History Society CLG have added the following Roman Catholic records to their database at www.galwayeast.rootsireland.ie:
Glenamaddy/Boyounagh: Baptisms, 1838-1900 (3790 records);
Williamstown: Baptisms, 1856-1900 (2215 records).
The East Galway Family History Society also have a number of beautiful publications for sale at their Woodford Centre, including Glenamaddy Boyounagh: our people our heritage, Killimor: our parish and our people, A forgotten campaign and Clanricarde County, the last two of which deal with the Land War in 1880s’ Galway. For more details on these, contact:
East Galway Family History Society
Woodford Heritage Centre
Tel: +353 (0) 90 9749309
The East Galway Family History Society are also offering gift vouchers for purchase, contact the Woodford Centre for further details.
Ulster Historical Foundation has some wonderful and different ideas for Christmas gifts this year. From the hugely popular, recently-published second edition of Research Scots-Irish Ancestors to week-long genealogy conferences and courses, plus their brand new product – ‘Our Family Story: Research Pack’.
Our Family Story: Research Pack
We are pleased to announce a new product from the Foundation:
‘Our Family Story: Research Pack’.
This carefully crafted product can be an exquisite, very personal and hugely thoughtful gift for your loved ones this Christmas –a lasting gift that can benefit the whole family and subsequent generations too. What better way to celebrate family at Christmas than to delve into your family story together.
Week-long genealogy programmes – June, September, October
The Foundation has tailored our genealogy conferences and courses to suit all tastes, and levels of experience. Plan your Irish adventure for 2019 with one of our events.
Irish Family History Experience: Introduction to Irish Genealogy, 10-15 June 2019
This brand new, six-day programme will offer you the opportunity to spend three days learning from the experts and researching in the Public Record Office Northern Ireland (PRONI) followed by the option of three days of touring Ireland’s famous historic sites.
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors Family History Conference, 4-11 September 2019
Our classic 8-day family history programme (10 days if you include the genealogy essentials course), includes research in the archives in Belfast and Dublin, lectures, and tours to the famous historic sites and cultural attractions.
Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Assisted Research Programme, 7-11 October 2019
This enhanced research programme offers you the chance to spend a week researching in the archives each day being guided and supported by our team of researchers. In addition to visits to PRONI the programme will also include the National Archives and the Registry of Deeds in Dublin. And to ensure participants get our full attention, the programme will have a maximum capacity of 30 people meaning that you will experience more one-on-one time with our research team.
Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors
The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600–1800 (2nd edition)
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On Saturday 17 November, Sean Lysaght, author and poet officially launched the 2019 Cultural Programme for The North Mayo Heritage Centre. Commenting on the programme, Sean said ‘I was delighted to see how the energy and diversity of this programme was put together, it’s great to see an estate such as Enniscoe and a centre like the North Mayo Heritage Centre developing a series of events and exhibitions which sit so well together and cater for visitors both near and far’.
By the end of this year the North Mayo Heritage Centre will have recorded its 20,000 visitor up from just 7,500 in 2016. Hugh Trayer, Manager of the centre noted ‘The North Mayo Heritage Centre is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the region. By constantly delivering quality events and exhibitions, visitor numbers have increased. The centre is now a proven economic driver within this rural and regional community’.
The first exhibition of 2018 titled ‘Another Place … a Celebration of Mayo Writers’ will begin on 1 March and run until 26 April. The writers of Mayo are going through something of a renaissance from children’s literature to adult fiction to poetry and prose. This exhibition will be a celebration of seventeen current Mayo authors.
Later in the year the centre will host an exhibition titled ‘Enniscoe People’. This exhibition has been researched and curated by the centre with Enniscoe House. ‘I am particularly pleased to see this exhibition come about’, said Susan Kellett (owner of Enniscoe House), ‘the house has been in the same family for thirteen generations and in that time it has become part of the fabric of North Mayo. Generations of families have been associated with the house, the gardens or on the land. This exhibition will bring together many of the names, faces and memories’.
Please click on the link below to bring you to the Cultural Programme 2019(1)
The cover of the programme is a photograph taken on the roof of Enniscoe House, where, carved in lead are some of the names of the people who have worked on the estate over the years. One such name is that of Tom Kelly who carved his name on the 16/12/1977. Tom was presented with a framed print of the cover by Susan Kellett ‘She didn’t even dock my wages when I wrote it back then’ he commented. His son, Peter continues to work with the estate.
New records for Co. Sligo
We are pleased to announce that Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society have added over 6,000 civil birth records to its database at www.sligo.rootsireland.ie
Ballymote Civil Records, 1864-1918 (6,419 records)
As these are civil birth records, they may provide, in some cases, additional information to that included on the child’s baptismal record.
For a full list of sources for Co. Sligo please click here
We are pleased to announce that Irish Midlands Ancestry has added over 6000 records to its databases including the following:
Crimean War Subscribers 1855
Eglish 1840 Census
Missing Friends from Laois 1835-1918
Missing Friends from Offaly 1835-1876
Offaly RC Rahan Baptisms 1900-1905
Protestant Parishioners Tullamore 1802
St Carthage’s Church, Killina
To search these records, go to offaly.rootsireland.ie or laois.rootsireland.ie and select Census Substitutes or Births, and select the ‘Source’ or ‘Parish / District’ from the drop down list. Login and Subscribe if required.