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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com
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.
We are delighted to announce the publication of our latest issue of ‘Irish Genealogy Matters’, in which we keep our readers abreast of all of the latest developments in the Irish Family History Foundation, new records online, and much more! Click on the image above to read the newsletter in full. We hope you enjoy!
Armagh Ancestry will be hosting their 2020 Genealogy Conference on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2020 at the Navan Centre & Fort, 81 Killylea Road, Armagh, BT60 4LD.
Following the hugely successful 2019 Conference, the 2020 event will cater for many aspects of Irish Genealogy. Experts in their fields of Irish Genealogy the speakers include; Tom Quinlan (National Archives of Ireland), Dr William Roulston (Ulster Historical Foundation), Brian Mitchell (Derry Genealogy), Dr Brendan Scott (Irish Family History Foundation) and Feargal O’Donnell (Armagh Ancestry).
Further information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors in 2020
Learn about the lives and experiences of your ancestors first-hand, researching in the different archives of Belfast and Dublin alongside a dedicated team of professional researchers and visiting important historical sites and visitor attractions across the Island of Ireland. Visit the land of your ancestors and make 2020 the year of discovery.
The Ulster Historical Foundation will be hosting a number of family history tours, conferences and research programmes in 2020 which will suit all tastes and levels of experience. Whether you want to find out more about that long lost ancestor or explore the land they called home, an Ulster Historical Foundation programme may be exactly what you are looking for!
Tracing your Irish Ancestors: Family History Conference, 10 – 17 June 2020
Assisted personal research, talks, tours and sightseeing are all part of the eclectic, friendly and fun mix of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors 2020 will see you look out onto the North Atlantic Ocean from the stones of the Giant’s Causeway; discover how men and women like your ancestors influenced and shaped much of the modern world at EPIC Ireland; stand in one of Dublin City’s most important historical monuments and learn about the tumultuous history of Ireland at the turn of 20th century at the GPO Witness History Museum; explore Derry~Londonderry, one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe; walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s patron saint and journey through beautiful County Down visiting the oldest inhabited castle in Ireland at Killyleagh and Hillsborough Castle — the official Northern Ireland palace of the Royal Family.
Crucially for the research enthusiast, all your time can alternatively be spent researching in the archives of Belfast and Dublin with the Foundation’s team of researchers (or a mix of the two).
Irish Family History Experience: Introduction to Irish Genealogy, 07 – 12 September 2020
Irish Family History Experience will appeal to the budding family history researcher wishing to make the first step towards research success as well as the dedicated family historian wishing to break down those genealogical brick walls.
The week will begin in the classroom with our genealogists and will see you learn how to get to grips with research techniques, archives and genealogical sources in Ireland; providing you with the information and skills to further explore your family history during the course and after.
Following the classroom portion of the programme delegates will have a choice of assisted research in the archives with our team of experienced genealogists or excursions to places of historic interest including; Barons Court, the magnificent seat of the Duke of Abercorn; Kilmainham Gaol, one of Dublin City’s most important monuments and visitor attractions; the natural wonder that is the Giant’s Causeway as well as touring the walled city of Derry~Londonderry
In just six days Irish Family History Experience will give you the skills and experience to further explore your family history and help you find your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors.
Researching your Irish Ancestors: Assisted Research Programme, 05 – 09 October 2020
This enhanced research programme offers you the chance to spend a week focusing on your family history research. You will spend each day of the programme researching in the various archives of Belfast and Dublin, guided and supported by our team of researchers. As the team of Ulster Historical Foundation know the archives and how to mine the information for your family tree, working closely with our researchers will greatly improve your experience in the archives as well as increasing your chances of success.
Researching your Irish Ancestors presents a great opportunity to break down any genealogical brick walls and unlock your family history.
For over 30 years Ulster Historical Foundation’s family history tours, conferences and research programmes have been all about helping you trace your roots and find deeper connections with the land of your ancestors. Register today for a rewarding and enjoyable experience that you will never forget.