For the fourth year running, the Genealogy Event will be visiting County Limerick. Sponsored by RootsIreland.ie, it runs from Friday 1st September to Saturday 2nd September at Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, County Limerick. It offers a wealth of up to date information on researching your Irish ancestors using familiar genealogical resources, but also some lesser known sources. For further details, please see www.thegenealogyevent.com.
New R.I.C. Records Added by the Irish World Heritage Centre to the County Tyrone data
R.I.C. group with County Inspector Hetreed 1917 (National Library of Ireland)
Over 58,000 Royal Irish Constabulary records have just been added to the County Tyrone database by the Irish World Heritage Centre. These records cover R.I.C. members from all Irish counties.
To search these records please go to the County Tyrone search page and search under Census Substitutes, or login and click here.
You can choose R.I.C. from the Sources drop down list to search R.I.C. records only.
We have added transcripts of over 30,000 baptismal records to the database of the Galway East Family History Society on our website. These include the following parishes:
Abbey Duniry 1870-1909
For a full list of the genealogical sources now online for Galway East please see here.
Transcripts of 24,838 records have just been added to the database of Kildare Genealogy at www.kildare.rootsireland.ie. These include:
Narraghmore RC Parish 1827-1899 Baptismal and Marriage Transcripts (Including Crookstown and Kilmead)
Kill RC Parish Deaths 1903-1912
Various Graveyard Inscriptions – Full list available here.
Various corrections and updates have also been made throughout the database.
Work is ongoing and further records will be added to the County Kildare database.
We have added transcripts of over 32,000 records to the database of the Galway East Family History Society on our website. These include:
Non Catholic Marriages 1845-1955 – Parishes of Ardrahan, Athenry, Eyrecourt, Gort, Kilcolgan, Killinane, Kilconickney, Kinvara, Loughrea, Portumna, Tynagh, Woodford.
Census Records – 1889 – Woodford Parish Census
Graveyard Inscriptions – Ahascragh, Aughrim, Beagh, Clontuskert, Craughwell, Kilbeacanty, Kilclooney, Killascobe, Killimordaly, Kilmacduagh, Mountbellew, Moylough, Mullagh and Woodford.
The ruins of Clontuskert Abbey are located 8km from Ballinasloe in Co Galway. The west doorway of the church (1471) is notable for its carvings.
The following Census Substitutes have been added:
Christmas Donations – Beagh and Gort parishes, 1856
Registry of Freeholds 1829, County of Galway.
Slater’s and Pigot’s Directories, County of Galway, 1824, 1846, 1856, 1870, 1881 and 1894.
Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1850 – Parishes of Abbeygormican, Ahascragh, Augheart, Aughrim, Ballinakill, Ballymacward, Beagh, Boyounagh, Bullaun, Clonbern, Clonfert, Clonrush, Clontuskert, Donamon, Donanaghta, Duniry, Fahy, Fohanagh, Grange, Inishcaltra, Isertkelly, Kilbeacanty, Kilbegnet, Kilchreest, Kilcloony, Kilconnell, Kilconickny, Kilcroan, Kileeneen, Kilgerrill,Kilkerrin, Killaan, Killallaghtan, Killeenadeema, Killeroran, Killian, Killimorbologue, Killimordaly, Killinan, , Killogilleen, Killoscobe, Killosolan, Killora, Kilmacduagh, Kilmalinogue, Kilquain, Kilreekill, Kiltartan, Kilteskil, Kilthomas, Kiltormer, Kiltullagh, Leitrim, Lickerrig, Lickmolassy, Loughrea, Meelick, Moylough, Templetogher.
For a full list of the genealogical sources now online for Galway East please click here.
Fingal County Council’s Archives Service has teamed up with the Burial Grounds Section to provide free access to all the records of burials it holds. It has developed a complete, searchable database of burials with downloads of all original registers also available.
Fingal County Council is responsible for burials in 36 graveyards in North County Dublin. For the majority of these the Council holds a record of burials dating back to at least the 1930s.
The website is www.buried.fingal.ie
Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee, in association with Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press and June Fest, will host the inaugural Irish Military Seminar, 9-11 June, Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
Co. Kildare’s association with the military spans many centuries and continues to the present time. The aim of the seminar is to look at all aspects of Irish military history, drawing chiefly on events and personnel from within our nation’s past.
15.15 -17.30 FILM – Congo – An Irish Affair – a special showing.
17.45 p.m. Reception in foyer of Riverbank.
Opening of the Seminar by Mayor of Co. Kildare, Cllr. Ivan Keatley.
Book launch by Brig. General Joe Mulligan, GOC, Curragh – The War Memoirs of Lieut. Col. Clements, M.C., compiled and edited by James Durney and Hugh Crawford
18.30 – 19.15 p.m. Thomas Ashe – A life given for Ireland (the 100th anniversary of his death) – Maurice O’Keeffe and Dr. Helene O’Keeffe, Irish Life and Lore (Oral History Projects)
19.30 p.m. – 20.30 p.m. – Blue Caps and Bulls Wool – The Congo and beyond! Declan Power, Dan Harvey and Maurice O’Keeffe.
8.45 a.m. – 9.15 a.m. Registration Tea & Coffee
9.20 – 9.25 a.m. Opening Remarks – Wesley Bourke and Conor Graham
9.25 a.m. – 10.10 a.m. The Sea was Red with Irish Blood! – Gallipoli 1915 – Lar Joye
10.10 a.m. – 10.55 a.m. The Fenian Rising – Bloodlines! – Helen Litton
10.55 – 11.25 a.m. Break Tea/Coffee
11.30 -12.15 p.m. A very uncivil affair! War in Dublin 1922-1923 – John Dorney
12 .15 -13.00 p.m. Michael Kelly Lawler, American Civil War General – Wesley Bourke
13.00 – 13.55 p.m. LUNCH (at own expense)
14.00 -14.45 p.m. Full Metal Shamrocks – Irishmen and the Vietnam War, James Durney and guest(s)
14.50 p.m. – 15.35 p.m. A Belfast Jacobin – Samuel Neilson and 1798 Rebellion – Kenneth Dawson
15.35 p.m. – 15.50 p.m. Refresher Break
15.55 p.m. – 16.40 p.m. Luftwaffe Eagles over Ireland – Justin Horgan
16.40 p.m. – 17.00 p.m. Close of Seminar Q and A
11 a.m. – 18.00 p.m. McKenna Gallery Riverbank, Weapons Display and workshop – Irish Military Vehicles Group
FIELD TRIP TO THE RATH OF MULLAGHMAST
10.00 a.m. Bus departs Newbridge
Massacre at Mullaghmast – A Game of Thrones! – a note by Mario Corrigan and James Durney
The lost Medieval Village – Noel Dunne, Archaeologist
Performance – Griese Youth Theatre
12.30 p.m. Refreshments at Burtown House
14.00 p.m. Arrive back in Newbridge
Free Admission (minimal cost for field trip): booking essential: firstname.lastname@example.org/045 448327
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 045 448350 or 087 9871046
Seminar is part of Kildare County Council’s, Decade of Commemorations programme and a Creative Ireland initiative ― Creative Kildare 2017, in association with Ireland’s Military Story, Merrion Press and June Fest.
Want to discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors?
Many people believe that researching Irish ancestors is impossible because of the destruction of the Public Record Office in 1922. While many records were destroyed, others survived and large collections have come online in recent years.
Join Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation during their forthcoming Australia and New Zealand lecture tour to learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.
Whether you are just beginning your Irish research or have been at it for years, you won’t want to miss these workshops.
Gillian and Fintan will be taking part in the New Zealand Society of Genealogists 50th anniversary conference, which runs from 3–5 May, if you are attending that event, they will be happy to meet you in person.
Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/australia-new-zealand-2017/
Thursday, 18 May – Wellington, NZ (1:00pm-3:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm)
Location: Loaves & Fishes Hall @ Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 45 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand.
Entrance to Hall is in Hill Street.
Host: Irish Interest Group Lower North Island
Pre Booking is essential.
Main Contact: Jenny Martin email@example.com
Other Information: $20 per session. There will be two sessions, with two topics each. There is seating for 100 people in the venue.
Sunday, 21 May – Dunedin, NZ (10:00am–5:00pm)
Location: Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, 9058, New Zealand
Entrance is through library car park.
Host: Dunedin Branch, New Zealand Society Of Genealogists
Tel.: 03 473 8503
Contact Address: PO Box 5634, Moray Place, Dunedin 9016
Main Contact: Robyn Thorburn
Other information: £20 per person. Refreshments are included, but you must bring your own lunch.
Tuesday, 23 May – Wanaka, NZ (1:00pm–5:00pm)
Location: Wanaka Presbyterian Community Church Centre, 91 Tenby Street, Wanaka
Host: The Wanaka Genealogy Group
Direct to booking form: http://wanakagenealogy.weebly.com/booking-form.html
Other information: Cost $20 per person (everyone welcome)
Tel./e-mail: 021 266 6975 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Contact: Louise Primrose
Thursday, 25 May – Sydney, NSW (10:00am-4:00pm)
Location: Richmond Villa, 120 Kent Street Sydney
Host: Society of Australian Genealogists
Tel./e-mail: (02) 9247 3953 or email@example.com
Other information: Bookings essential: $55 for members, $70 for non-members.
Morning and afternoon tea provided, but you must bring your own lunch.
Saturday, 27 May – Sunshine Coast, QLD (8:00am-3:30pm)
Location: Genealogy Sunshine Coast Resource Centre, Petrie Park Road, Nambour, QLD 4560
Host: Genealogy Sunshine Coast
Tel./e-mail: 07 5441 4266 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Information: Cost is $40 per person for the full day – morning and afternoon tea are provided. Lunch will be available for $5.00 per person.
Bookings are advisable.
Sunday, 28 May – Perth, WA (1:00pm-7:00pm)
Location: State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Host: The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS)
Tel./e-mail: 9271 4311 or email@example.com
Other information: $40 for members of WAGS or Affiliated Societies. $50 for non-members.
Excludes tea, coffee, snacks and meals.
Tuesday, 30 May – (AIGS) Melbourne, VIC (9:30am-4:30pm)
Location: Willis Room, Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Rd, Nunawading
Host: Australian Institute of Genealogical Studies Inc
Tel./e-mail: (03) 9877 3789 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Other information: Booking is essential. $45.00. Payment in full before 23 May.
A box lunch is available for an additional $10. It must be ordered and paid for on the day, or you can bring your own lunch if desired or you have special dietary requirements.
Wednesday, 31 May – (VGS) Melbourne, VIC (9:30am-4:30pm)
Location: 107 Victoria Harbour Promenade, Docklands VIC 3008
Host: The Irish Ancestry Group of the Genealogical Society of Victoria
Tel./e-mail: (03) 9662 4455 or email@example.com
Other information: Booking is essential. $45.00. Payment in full before 23 May.
Morning & afternoon tea will be provided, but you must bring your own lunch.
Saturday, 3 June, NZGS Auckland, NZ (9:00am-6:00pm)
Location: Alexandra Park, Greenlane West, Auckland
Host: New Zealand Society of Genealogists
Online registration: www.genealogy.org.nz/shop/online-shop/conference-2017
Main Contact: Vivienne Parker
Sunday, 4 June, Auckland, NZ (evening lecture 7:00pm-9:00pm)
Location: 18 Airpark Dr, Mangere, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
Host: Loyal Orange Institution of New Zealand
With sixty years’ experience of serving Irish people everywhere, let the Ulster Historical Foundation help you discover your family’s story.
E-mail enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s blog is on Clara and the Goodbodys contributed by Michael Goodbody.
New material is added every Saturday.
Other recent contributions include:
- Birr Barracks and the murder of Captain Clutterbuck (Stephen Calllaghan).
- Hugh Mahon, Killurin, Killeigh parish native who made a name for himself in Australia by Dr Jeff Kildea.
- P. & H. Egan of Tullamore, 1852-1968 by David Egan
- Kilbeggan Races 1840-2017 by Stan McCormack
- The Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement and its South Kildare meeting, 5-7 May 2017 by Michael Byrne
We have added an index to over 60,000 names recorded on gravestones in South Mayo to our website. These have been abstracted from the gravestones collection held at the South Mayo Family Research Centre.
The index contains name and graveyard and, in many cases, also contains date of death, address and age of the deceased. The time period covered spans most of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Check Mayo Sources (North & South Mayo)
Photo is of Ballintubber Abbey near Castlebar, Co. Mayo: Ballintubber Abbey is a royal abbey in Co. Mayo, Ireland founded by King Cathal Crobdearg Ua Conchobair in 1216. It is said to be the only church in Ireland founded by an Irish king that is still in regular use.