We are delighted to announce that 639 dog licence holders in North Dublin have been added to our database at www.rootsireland.ie/dublinnorth under ‘Census Substitutes’. It details includes the names and addresses of over 600 residents in the greater Swords area in the period 1923-24. It covers Swords, Malahide, Donabate and parts of rural Fingal and gives an insight into various townland names.
For the list of records of all Dublin North records, and to search these records, go to www.rootsireland.ie/dublinnorth.
The Cavan Calling Diaspora Homecoming event which was due to take place in August has been postponed and will instead be held in 2021. See below for a statement on this from Tommy Ryan, CEO Cavan County Council.
April 7th 2020
Dear Friend of Cavan,
At this time of global crisis, our thoughts are with the Cavan Diaspora around the world. No matter where we call home, or how many miles separate us, we face this unprecedented threat together.
It is at times like this, when many of us are forced to spend time apart from our loved ones, that we realise the importance of bonds of friendship, of family, and of shared heritage and culture.
Never has a celebration of these bonds, and of our shared love of Cavan, been more warranted. However, these uncertain times call for solidarity and resolve so that we might celebrate all the more when we re-emerge from this period of necessary isolation.
As such, after careful consideration, and with the safety of our friends at home and abroad foremost in our thoughts, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Cavan Calling until 2021.
The global effort to halt the spread of coronavirus has understandably made it difficult to plan overseas travel and so, in order to facilitate containment measures at home and abroad, we believe it is best to host our homecoming celebration at a later date, when we can safely bring the global Cavan family together in a spirit of kinship and community.
Much effort has gone into planning an unforgettable celebration of all things Cavan, and while we know that a great many of you across the globe were excited to come home this August, allow me to assure you that Cavan Calling will be back in 2021, even bigger and better than before.
For now, until Cavan Calling brings us together again, stay safe.
Cavan County Council
Brian Mitchell of our Derry Centre has just published a new book on genealogy. Entitled A New Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy, it has just been published in the U.S. by Genealogical Publishing company of Baltimore.
We are delighted to announce that 61,505 Roman Catholic baptism and marriage records for South-West County Cork have been uploaded to the Roots Ireland database at www.rootsireland.ie/cork. Although these parishes are in County Cork, they are actually part of the diocese of Kerry, and are located on our County Cork sub-domain. They are as follows:
Adrigole (baptisms, 1830-1910; marriages, 1831-1910);
Allihies (baptisms, 1822-1913; marriages, 1823-1872);
Ballydesmond (baptisms, 1888-1915; marriages, 1889-1915);
Boherbue (baptisms, 1864-1904; marriages, 1863-1910);
Castletownbere (baptisms, 1820-1908; marriages, 1817-1915);
Eyeries (baptisms, 1860-1915; marriages, 1823-1910);
Millstreet (baptisms, 1854-1903; marriages, 1855-1903).
For the list of records all Cork records, and to search these records, go to www.rootsireland.ie/corknortheast
NEW KERRY RECORDS ONLINE
We are delighted to announce the addition of 220,000 Roman Catholic baptismal and marriage records from County Kerry to the Roots Ireland database at www.rootsireland.ie/kerry. These records are as follows: Ardfert (marriages, 1859-1900; baptisms, 1859-1900); Ballybunion (baptisms, 1831-1901); Ballyheigue (baptisms, 1858-1900); Ballylongford (baptisms, 1823-1900); Cahirciveen (baptisms, 1845-1900; marriages, 1863-1900); Cahirdaniel (baptisms, 1893-1910; marriages, 1831-1910); Castleisland (baptisms, 1823-1900; marriages, 1822-1900); Castlemaine (baptisms, 1804-1900); Causway (marriages, 1809-1900); Dromod (baptisms, 1850-1901; marriages, 1850-1900); Duagh (marriages, 1827-1911); Fossa (baptisms, 1857-1902; marriages, 1857-1916); Glenbeigh/Glencar (baptisms, 1825-1900); Glenbeigh (marriages, 1829-1898); Glencar (marriages, 1871-1884); Glengarriffe (baptisms, 1846-1877; marriages, 1847-1875); Kenmare (baptisms, 1819-1900; marriages, 1819-1907); Killarney (baptisms, 1785-1900; marriages, 1792-1900); Spa (baptisms, 1866-1920; marriages, 1867-1915); Tarbert (baptisms, 1859-1900; marriages, 1859-1900); Tuosist (baptisms, 1844-1891; marriages, 1879-1882).
Killarney, early twentieth century
For the list of records for Kerry, and to search these records, go to www.rootsireland.ie/kerry.
The Genealogy Conference scheduled for 8th-10th May 2020 in Armagh has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. Armagh Ancestry hope to organise a Conference in May 2021 and expect many of the topic and talks to be as advertised for 2020. A full refund will be issued to everyone who has paid and this make take several weeks to appear in your account. Refunds will be paid directly to the Card/account used by the client when booking and if you have not received your refund by mid-April please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, many of our Irish Family History Foundation centres are still operating to varying degrees an onsite service. Those which are doing so are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of their staff and the public. Our centres are continuing to operate their online service, so they will be able to serve you via email and in some cases, phone. Below is a link to all of our centres’ contact details. This is an evolving situation which obviously may change as time passes, but rest assured, the Roots Ireland/Irish Family History Foundation genealogy centres continue to operate in a safe environment, ready to serve their customers. Should you have any difficulty contacting one of our centres, please contact us at email@example.com. In the meantime, please be safe and look after yourselves and others.
Get a 12-month subscription for RootsIreland with 25% off from 7 March to 31 March 2020!
To obtain this offer just go to the following link and login using your existing RootsIreland login details: http://www.rootsireland.ie. If you currently have a subscription, click My Account, My Subscription and Start a New Subscription. The special deal subscription will then begin once your current subscription runs out.
Why take out a subscription with RootsIreland?
- RootsIreland have the most complete and most accurate set of Roman Catholic church records online. Our index is easily searchable and has features such as standardised surname and forename searches which make your searches even more user-friendly.
- We hold over 23 million records which is being added to continually. In 2020, we will be adding over 300,000 records to our database. So far this year, we have added over 30,000 new records from Kilkenny.
- Together, our 34 genealogy centres have an unparalleled amount of local knowledge which can be invaluable to those tracing their ancestors, a service which no other website or company can provide to such a high standard. By taking out a subscription with RootsIreland, you are helping these centres to continue to provide a world-class service and securing many Irish jobs.
If you have any questions please check our Help section and if this does not provide an answer, then you may contact us or one of the county centres. You can check what is available on our site for each county here.
*Offer applies from 7 March 2020 to 12 midnight Irish time on 31 March 2020 only. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
USA Lecture Tour, 06–22 March 2020
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 annual United States 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!
Fuller contact details with additional information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/usa-lecture-tour-2020/
Friday, 6 March 2020 – Chicago IL (9:00am–5:00pm)
Location: Erin Room, Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago, IL 60630
More details can be found at: https://irish-american.org/event/irish-genealogy-workshop-with-the-ulster-historical-foundation/
Cost: FREE, lunch can be pre-purchased if needed.
Saturday, 7 March 2020 – Madison WI (9:00am–5:00pm – SOLD OUT)
Location: Memorial Library Room 126, 728 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
More information can be found at: www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Event/EV7421
Cost: $36 for WHS members and WSGS members, $40 for non-members. Lunch is included.
Sunday, 8 March 2020 – York PA (1:00pm–5:00pm)
Location: York County History Center, 250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
Cost: $40.00 per person or FREE to members of the SCGS or the York County History Center.
Monday, 9 March 2020 – Staunton, VA (9:00am to 5:00pm – SOLD OUT)
Location: Staunton Public Library (2nd floor Meeting Room), 1 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401
More information can be found by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 – Bloomington, IN (12 noon–7:00pm)
Location: Upstairs, Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub, 212 West Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404
More information can be found at: https://www.ancestryireland.com/bloombooking
Cost: $50 (General Admission) or $45 (UHF Guild and Irish Lion Affiliates).
Friday, 13 March 2020 – Richmond, VA (9:30am – 12:30pm)
Location: Library of Virginia, 800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
More information can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-ancestry-research-tickets-86136818543?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Cost: $25 General Admission or $20 Semper Virginia Society Members.
Saturday, 14 March 2020 – Frankfort, KY (08:30-4:30pm – SOLD OUT))
Location: Kentucky History Center & Museum, 100 W Broadway Street, Frankfort, KY 40601
More information can be found at: https://kygs.org/cpage.php?pt=82
Cost: $25 General Admission or $20 for KGS members. Lunch is $12 extra.
Sunday, 15 March 2020 – Philadelphia, PA (9:00am–4:30pm)
Location: Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
More information can be found at: www.eventbrite.com/e/ulster-historical-foundation-2020-north-american-lecture-tour-tickets-89661033565
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 – Pittsburgh, PA (9:00am–4:30pm)
Location: Heinz History Center, 1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
More information can be found at: https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/irish-genealogy-workshop-2020
Cost: $30 for History Center and WCHS members or $40 for non-members.
Wednesday, 18 March 2020 – Charleston, SC (10:00am-5:00pm)
Location: Old St Andrew’s Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414
More information can be found at: www.ancestryireland.com/charlestonregistration/
Cost: General Admission – $25 (Additional $15 for a Tea Room Lunch)
Thursday, 19 March 2020 – Chicago, IL (10:00am-4:00pm)
Location: The Newberry Library, 60 W Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610
More information can be found at: https://www.newberry.org/03192020-irish-genealogy-research-program
Cost: FREE, but registration is required
Friday, 20 March 2020 – St Charles, MO (8:45am–1:00pm)
Location: St. Charles Community College, in Social Science Building Auditorium, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376
More information can be found at: www.scchs.org/eventListings.php?nm=20#er70
Cost: Members of SCCHS $25, SCC Student/Faculty/Staff $25, Non-members $30.
Saturday 21 March 2020 – Little Rock, AR (9:00am–3:00pm)
Location: Darragh Center, located in the Main Library, 100 Rock Street, Little Rock, Arkansas
More information can be found at: https://www.agsgenealogy.org
Cost: FREE, no registration needed. Space is limited to 100 people.
Sunday, 22 March 2020 – Coeur d’Alene, ID (11:00am-6:00pm-includes 1hr early luncheon)
Location: The Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N William Street, Post Falls, ID 83854
More information can be found at: https://janclizerpainting.com/event/128526/irish-and-scots-irish-ancestry-workshop
Cost: $45. Lunch is included.