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2013 News

 

Irish Family History Society at Back To Our Past, RDS, October 2013

 

A good way to end off the year would be to re-cap on the Society's participation once again, at the Back to Our Past Show last October.

The Irish Family History Society once again took part in the Back To Our Past show, held in conjunction with the Over 50’s Show, at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin in October.

As in previous years there were good numbers attending the show and our volunteers were kept busy over the course of the three days. Many of our members visited our stand to introduce themselves to us. It was a good opportunity for us to meet some of our members, many of whom don’t mange to come to our meetings.

There was a good selection of lectures of interest to the novice and well as the experienced genealogists.

 

Over the course of the show Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013 held 3 days of DNA lectures covering a broad range of topics of interest to the Irish public and anyone with Irish ancestors.

 

PHOTOGENIC of Dalkey very kindly donated a prize of a Portrait Special worth €350 for a draw for all new IFHS subscribers at the show.

The draw took place on Sunday afternoon, the last day of the show. The winner was Liz Whelan of Kildare, who in fact was the first person to join the Society at this year’s show.

The Portrait Special Prize was presented to Liz at our meeting on 9th November in Dublin.

The Committee would like to thank Margaret Moore and PHOTOGENIC of Dalkey www.photogenic.ie for their very generous prize.

Margaret Moore of  PHOTOGENIC of Dalkey presenting the prize to Richard Flatman, Hon. Treasurer.

 

 

Aiden Feerick selects the ticket            and the Winner is Liz Whelan           Liz being presented with her Prize from Photogenic of Dalkey

Carmel Gilbride, Richard Flatman, Brian McMahon and James Robinson

 Joan Sharkey and Patricia Moorhead
Noreen Maher helping with enquiries

Also visiting our stand was Lorna Moloney, Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator. For further details of this June 29 – July 5 2014 event being held in Cork see website  www.ucc.ie/en/ace-genealogy         

 

John Hamrock of Ancestor Network and James Ryan of Flyleaf Press The Federation of Family History Societies had a stand at show this year.

 

6 December 2013

 

New Armagh Ancestry Records Available  Rootsireland.ie

 

Armagh Ancestry have completed the computerization of new Church baptisms, marriages and deaths for county Armagh. These have been added to the online research database and are available to research.

The new records added are for the following Churches;

  • Armagh Methodist (Baptisms 1844-1846)
  • Lurgan (High Street) Methodist (Baptisms 1813-1864 + Marriages 1842-1844)
  • Moira Methodist (Baptisms 1827-1844)
  • Newry Methodist (Baptisms 1824-1865 + Deaths 1835)
  • Portadown (Thomas Street) Methodist (Baptisms 1824-1864 + Marriages 1839-1841)
  • Tandragee Methodist (Baptisms 1800-1866 + Marriages 1838-1845)
  • Portadown Primitive Methodist (Baptisms 1847-1878)
  • Eglish Church of Ireland (Baptisms 1803-1865 + Deaths 1803-1805)
  • Kilmore (St Saviours) Church of Ireland (Baptisms 1843-1863)
  • Richhill Congregationalist Church (Baptisms 1845-1867 + Marriages 1850-1876)
  • Lurgan (Quaker) Society of Friends (Baptisms 1607-1862 + Marriages 1634-1848 + Deaths 1697-1898)
  • Richhill & Grange (Quaker) Society of Friends (Baptisms 1812-1878 + Marriages 1816-1836 + Deaths 1747-1920)

Armagh Ancestry will continue to computerize the remaining Church records which have not as yet been computerized. We hope to add more new records in the coming months.

 

14 November 2013

 

Anne Frank:  An Irish Dimension Yanky Fachler, MA, Thursday 21 November 2013 at 7pm Dublin City Library & Archive

 

Ettie Steinberg was the only Irish citizen to share the fate of Anne Frank in the Holocaust, but all 4,000 members of Ireland’s Jewish community were earmarked for annihilation by the Nazis. In this talk, Yanky describes Irish people connected to Bergen Belsen: Tomi Reichenthal, who was in the next barracks to Anne Frank and survived to tell the tale; Captain Chaim Herzog, one of the first army officers to visit liberated Belsen; Dr Bob Collis, the Dublin doctor who ran a children’s hospital in Belsen after the liberation; Marilyn Taylor, author of Faraway Home, the story of Millisle Farm for Holocaust refugee children in Co Down; and others.

 

Thursday 21 November 2013 at 7pm

Dublin City Library & Archive

(Pearse Street Library)

138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

 

For further information, please contact: library.development@dublincity.ie

or Yanky Fachler: 086 - 8575162, yanky@eircom.net

 

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13 November 2013

 

November issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The November Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Laois.

 

12 November 2013

 

Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors 2nd Edition, launched by Flyleaf Press

 

       Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors 2nd Edition by Margaret Franklin has just been launched by Flyleaf Press. This

       completely new and expanded edition of this valuable guide sets out the records available, where they can be obtained

       and how to use each to best effect.  It includes numerous illustrations.

        ISBN: 978-1-907990-06-9

        160 pp.; Softcover.

        Price: €13.00. The following prices include Post and Packing: £14.50 to UK; $22 to USA; CAD$23; AUD$23; NZ$30

       Further details are available here.

 

11 November 2013

 

NLI Exhibitions launched on Google Cultural Institute

 

Three NLI photographic exhibitions have been launched online as part of the Google Cultural Institute. On Thursday 31 October 2013 the NLI launched three online photographic exhibitions in the Google Cultural Institute portal.

 

The Google Cultural Institute is partnering with hundreds of museums, art galleries and archives around the world, to make important cultural material available and accessible to everyone.

The three exhibitions which are featured are based on photographic exhibitions previously held at the National Photographic Archive: Power and Privilege: the Big House in Ireland, Witness to War, and Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke.

 

6 November 2013

 

New Armagh ancestry Presbyterian Records Available  Rootsireland.ie

 

Armagh Ancestry have completed the computerization of new Presbyterian Church baptisms, marriages and deaths for county Armagh. These have been added to the online research database and are available to research.

The new records added are for the following Churches;

 

  • Ahorey Presbyterian (Baptisms 1832-1843)
  • Armagh 2nd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1825-1864)
  • Armagh 3rd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1837-1864)
  • Clare Presbyterian (Baptisms 1824-1837 + Marriages 1828)
  • Creggan Presbyterian (Baptisms 1835-1871 + Marriages 1837-1844 + Deaths 1860-1926)
  • Eglish Presbyterian (Baptisms 1854-1866 + Deaths 1858-1893)
  • Portadown 1st Presbyterian (Marriages 1838-1859)
  • Lislooney Presbyterian (Baptisms 1835-1865)
  • Loughgall (Cloveneden) Presbyterian (Baptisms 1840-1872)
  • Middletown Presbyterian (Baptisms 1829-1873)
  • Richhill Presbyterian (Baptisms 1854-1869)
  • Tandragee Presbyterian (Baptisms 1835-1865 + Marriages 1835-1845)
  • Ballenon Reformed Presbyterian (Baptisms 1810-1877 + Marriages 1859 + Deaths 1849-1889).

 

5 November 2013

 

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces, UCC Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College, Cork, June 29 - July 5 2014

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world's leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and "hands on" workshops given by a selection of Ireland's leading genealogical lecturers and experts.  The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

A number of trips are also offered featuring sites and locations including Dungarvan, Youghal, Waterford plus optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, Blarney Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale.

Download Timetable here for full details of topics and speakers.

Download Rates here

Download Booking form here

To Book contact:

Summer School Co-Ordinator: Lorna Moloney  l.moloney@ucc.ie or Linda Meldon l.meldon@ucc.ie

T: 085-8721184/021-4904700

Online booking is now open at http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-genealogy/ 

 

Cork Genealogical Society Family History Conference "Finding the Old Homestead " 14th/15th March 2014 20th Anniversary Celebration

Cork Genealogical Society are holding a Family History Conference on 14th /15th March 2014.  

Local and National Speakers include:

John Grenham - Pre-famine records what's available.

Dr Catriona Crowe - New genealogical developments in the National Archives.

Jim Herlihy - Cork Policemen - 'Cork's Finest - Tracing Cork's Policemen' The talk will include how to trace Cork born policemen in several police forces, the RIC, DMP, Revenue Police, Cork Civic Patrol (CCP) & Garda Siochana & will include famous foreign policemen who served in Cork.

Damian Shields - "The Irish in the American Civil War"

Cynthia O'Connor - "The Ireland Reaching Out programme and the various genealogy/family history projects"

Venue: " Silver Springs Moran Hotel, minutes drive from Cork City Centre.

Cost:

€30 Day Conference Saturday 15th March 2014

Plus €35 Dinner Saturday night

For full details see Cork Genealogical Society website.

 

4 November 2013

 

Glasnevin Cemetery - Armistice Day Wreath Laying November 11th 2013 at 2.15pm

 

In 2008, Glasnevin Trust and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission set about a task of marking previously unmarked graves in Glasnevin Cemetery of World War I and World War II graves of soldiers, sailors, air men and women. This task is now complete and in addition, 104 headstones or Gallipoli markers have been placed on family graves wherein the remains the fallen lie.

In addition, the Trust along with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have relocated World War I and World War II commemorative screen walls from the Prospect Gate area to a more prominent location adjacent to the new ceremonial plaza.

To mark the completion of the joint effort, Glasnevin Trust Chairman John Green and members of Glasnevin Trust will participate in wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day in Glasnevin Cemetery on, November 11th 2013 at 2.15pm.

Wreath laying will take place at 2.15pm, followed by a lecture covering Ireland’s role in the two world wars in the Prospect Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

 

Historic new gateway opens between National Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery www.glasnevintrust.ie

 

History was recently made when Mr Brian Hayes TD officially opened the new pedestrian link between the two sites. Visitors can now take advantage of these two fantastic institutions allowing them to enjoy each unique experience.

 

1 November 2013

Another set of transcribed registers for Mark Williams’ Anglican Record Project have been released and are available on the website of the Representative Church Body Library.

The Parish Registers of Derryloran (Cookstown) parish church (Armagh).

Derryloran Parish Records Volume 1
Baptisms – 1796–1842
Confirmations – 1824; 1828; 1833; 1837; 1840

Derryloran Parish Records Volume 2

Baptisms – 1843–1896
Confirmations – 1843; 1846; 1849; 1852; 1856

 

The Garda Historical Society Memorabilia Event 16th November 2013, Castle Rooms, Upper Castle Yard, Dublin Castle, Saturday 16 November 2013 from 10am to 6pm   

The Garda Historical Society memorabilia event will take place in the Castle Rooms, Upper Castle Yard, Dublin Castle on Saturday 16th November 2013 from 10am to 6pm.
 
More details will be available nearer the time but the idea of the event is for people to bring historical police photos, documents, artefacts, memorabilia and any items of interest along.  They will have facility to photograph/ scan the items to ensure they are recorded and immediately returned.  They also hope to have some guest speakers/ historians present on the day. 
 
This is the first time The Garda Historical Society has tried such an event and its success is dependent on you attending, bringing friends and spreading the word!

 

Battle of Clontarf – where it all ended! A Series of Exploratory Lectures with Clontarf Historical Society & Raheny Heritage Society at the Clasaċ, Alfie Byrne Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Saturday 9th November 2013 

Booking is essential. For further details see here

 

11 October 2013

October issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The October Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Derry.

 

7 October 2013

 

Ulster Historical Foundation - Monday Book Bargain starting 7th October 2013

Ulster Historical Foundation are running a new offer each Monday, for twenty-four hours only over the next 10 weeks on their online book store, booksireland.org.uk.The first book on offer will be Researching Scots-Irish Ancestors: The Essential Genealogical Guide to Early Modern Ulster, 1600-1800, reduced to only £5.99 (+ p&p) from £11.99.

 

Carton Lecture series 2013/2014

Details of the monthly Carton House lectures for October 2013 to March 2014 are now available. Download Brochure.

 

The Butlers of Ormond at Home and Abroad - Conference Cahir, Co. Tipperary 11th to 13th October 2013

A conference on the Butlers of Ormond which will take place in Cahir Co. Tipperary from 11th – 13th October 2013. The Opening address is by His Excellency Dr. Thomas Kafka, Ambassador of the Czech Republic & Mr. Harald Seibel, First Secretary, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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22 September 2013

Back To Our Past Show, Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. Friday 18th October to Sunday 20th October.

Once again the Back To Our Past Genealogy Show is taking place in October at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

The Irish Family History Society will be taking part again in this year's BTOP Show and we will be located at Stand 3. We will be promoting the aims and objectives of our Society, and offering assistance to those searching for their roots and selling our various publications.

Irish Family History Foundation are the sponsors for all presentations at this year's event.

A schedule of presentations can be Downloaded here

Speakers include Mario Corrigan, Kildare Local Studies Librarian, Shane MacThomais, resident historian, Glasnevin Trust, Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann.  Also of interest will be the History Ireland Hedge School: Who Do The Irish Think They Are?, a Panel discussion hosted by Tommy Graham.

No listing of Exhibitors is currently available online which at this stage so close to the show is disappointing. Known exhibitors include Eneclann, FindMyPast, Ancestry.com, National Archives and Irish Roots among others.

 

Ireland's first Genetic Genealogy conference

Genetic Genealogy Ireland 2013 is a 3-day series of DNA lectures covering a broad range of topics of interest to the Irish public and anyone with Irish ancestors.

The International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG) is running a Genetic Genealogy Ireland seminar alongside the main lecture programme.

The lectures are sponsored by FamilyTreeDNA and organised by ISOGG (International Society of Genetic Genealogy

With speakers from Ireland, the UK, and the US, the comprehensive scope of the presentations ensures that there will be something for everyone, whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced. 

For full details visit http://www.backtoourpast.com/mysitecaddy/site3/dnaschedule.htm

Also visit their blog for further details   http://ggi2013.blogspot.co.uk/p/overview.html

Advance booking for all vents costs €5 and normal Admission is €10. Advance booking can be made online at the BTOP website

GRO Research Room relocating to Werburgh St, Dublin 2 

The General Register Office Research room currently located in Irish Life Centre, Lr Abbey St is relocating to Werburgh St., Dublin 2 with effect from Monday 30th September 2013.

 

The Research room at Irish Life Centre will close to the public at 4.30 on Tuesday 24th.

The new research facility is located near to Werburgh St. Church close to Dublin Castle.

 

16 September 2013

Find your ancestors in historical Irish newspapers Titles covering all four provinces of Ireland  Articles dating from 1820-1926 on FindMyPast.ie

Leading Irish family history website, findmypast.ie has launched its Irish Newspapers Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to search on the website.

 

Digitised from the collections of the British Library, the Irish newspapers collection on findmypast.ie is a rich resource for genealogists in search of their Irish roots.

 

The collection features 6 newspaper titles (both national and local) covering areas in Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster namely; The Belfast Morning News, The Belfast Newsletter, The Cork Examiner, The Dublin Evening Mail, The Freeman’s Journal and The Sligo Champion.

 

Different dates are covered by each title ranging from pre-Famine era right up until post-Irish independence in 1926. For family historians, the newspapers contain valuable entries like advertisements, obituaries and letters to the editor which help to paint a picture of what local and national life would have been like in Ireland hundreds of years ago.

 

Cliona Weldon, General Manager of findmypast.ie, said “We are delighted with the addition of Irish titles to our collection of British and World newspapers on findmypast.ie. The Irish newspapers allow us to really bring to life the happenings in our country all the way back to the Great Irish Famine and beyond. Whether you are searching for an ancestor in a local paper or simply interested in how the big news stories of the day were reported, you will no doubt uncover some fascinating facts.”

 

Overall date coverage for each of the newspapers is as follows:

The Belfast Morning News – 1857-1882

The Belfast Newsletter – 1828-1900

The Cork Examiner - 1841-1926

The Dublin Evening Mail – 1849-1871

The Freeman’s Journal – 1820-1900

The Sligo Champion - 1836-1926

This collection is also accessible on all findmypast international sites through a World subscription.

To find out if your ancestors were making headlines visit www.findmypast.ie

 

Galway and the Wider World Aspects of Ireland's Maritime Heritage Third Maritime Conference, Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway  September 20th, 2013. Booking essential. Cost: A nominal fee will be payable on the day of the Conference only. Fee €12, Concessions €8.

The third annual heritage conference in the series will take place in the Harbour Hotel, The Docks, Galway. The theme of this year’s conference is Galway and the Wider World Aspects of Ireland's Maritime Heritage and a fantastic line-up of Scholars will speak on a great variety of maritime related subjects. The conference is organised as usual by Galway City Council and convened by the Heritage Officer, Dr. Jim Higgins, Galway.

  • Michael Gibbons will speak on “Research into the Coastal and Inter-Tidal Archaeology of County Galway”.

  • Michael Lynch will speak on the new and important Mesolithic evidence in a talk entitled “Early Prehistoric Coastal Midden Sites in the West”.

  • Jackie Uí Chionna will deal with the topic of “The Galway Hooker Origins and Evolution Decline and Revival”.

  • A joint paper will be given by Fionnbarr Moore, Karl Brady and Connie Kelleher on “Ireland's Underwater Cultural Heritage.  The Role of the Underwater Archaeological Unit is documenting, managing and investigation the submerged Archaeological Resource”.

  • Dr. Gerard Moran will talk on “The Passenger List Records and Irish Genealogy”.

  • Dr. Noel Wilkins will speak on the topic of “Fisheries and the Kindness of Strangers in a Distressful Decade”.

  • Professor Audrey Horning's topic will be “Galway and Ireland in the Early Modern Atlantic World”.

  • Michael Conneely will speak about “The Priest and the Submarine Man.  The Story of John Philip Holland the Inventor of the Submarine”.

  • Rory McNeary's subject will be “The Work of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology, University of Ulster Past and Present”.

A short summing up presentation will be given by Dr. Jim Higgins, Heritage Officer, who will also speak briefly on the work of the Corrib Heritage Research Project.

The next day, Saturday 21st September, 2013, there will be an optional extra field trip led by Michael Gibbons, and Michael Lynch to sites around the Galway Bay area.

Bookings for the conference are being taken by Cliona Clancy of the Planning Department, City Hall, College Road, Galway.  Email bookings may be made to cliona.clancy@galwaycity.ie   Telephone No. 091536410.  The proceedings of the conference will be published and will also be available on the Galway City Council website   http://www.galwaycity.ie/. The event is supported by The Heritage Council, Galway City Council and The Gathering Fund.

 

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15 September 2013

Free Issue of Irish Ancestors from Ulster Historical Foundation

Although this edition of Irish Ancestors is intended particularly for visitors to the 2013 World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland, it will be of great value to anyone who wants to research their family’s Irish roots.

Download your free copy here

Thanks to Ian Johnston for bringing this to my attention.

 

Culture Night at the National Library of Ireland (NLI) Kildare St., Dublin 2, Friday, 20 September 5.00pm – 11.00pm

Plan to stay up late on Friday, 20 September when the NLI throws open its doors for Culture Night featuring special events, performances and guided tours.

Interested in family history research? Genealogists from the NLI and Eneclann will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions.

No booking required, just pop in on the night.

 

Living History: politics of the USA from the 1950s to the 1970s with Vincent Lavery. Wed. 2nd October at 1pm at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse St., Dublin 2.

Vincent Lavery is a retired secondary school teacher who taught U.S. Government and Economics in the United States. He is an active member of the United States of America Democratic Party. He was a county Chairman in Central California and a delegate to the 1968 Convention in Chicago. He worked for Senator Robert Kennedy for 16 months during his campaign for president in 1968.

Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Time: Wednesday 2nd October at 1pm

No booking required. All welcome on a first come first served basis. Download Flyer here

 

Charles Lucas Tercentenary Seminar, Wednesday 25 September at 17.00, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2

Organised by Dublin City Archives for Archives Awareness Month

All welcome on first come, first served basis. Download Flyer here

 

10 September 2013

September issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The September Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Cavan.

 

Dublin City Hall Tuesday Lunch Time Lectures returns in October 2013

The popular series of Dublin City Hall Tuesday Lunch Time Lectures returns in October 2013 focusing on the theme of significant Dublin Anniversaries in 2013.

  • Tuesday 1st Oct: Dr. Séamus Ó Maitiú will give a talk on Jacob’s Biscuit Factory and the 1913 Lockout

  • Tuesday 8th Oct: Dr. Myles Dungan will give a talk entitled  'If you want to know who we are: 100 years of the Rathmines and Rathgar Musical Society'.

  • Tuesday 15th Oct: Dr. Conor Mulvagh will give a talk on the foundation of the Irish Volunteers in Dublin 1913.

  • Tuesday 22nd Oct: Stephen Kennedy and Seamus Brennan celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Beatles in Ireland: A performance of John Lennon’s Last Day by Seamus Brennan, with introduction by Stephen Kennedy playwright.

  • Tuesday 22nd Oct: Dr. Mary Clark will give a talk on Fenian Street and Bolton Street Building Collapse Tragedies 1963

Admission free. Booking not required. All welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

For full program please email cityarchives@dublincity.ie or telephone: 01 674 4848/4996

 

Local History Day Dublin City Library & Archive, Sat 5th October 2013 at 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Time:  10am - 4pm

Price:  Admission free.

No booking required.  

This full day seminar includes the following presentations;

  • A Forgotten Patriot: Charles Lucas 1713 - 1771, by Seán Murphy, UCD

  • The Story behind the Jim Larkin Monument on O'Connell Street, by James Curry

  • The Bonnie Adventure: The Fingalian fishing impetus at the Shetland Islands during the mid-eighteenth century, by Seán T. Rickard

  • The Down Survey Maps online, by David Brown

  • Researching your favourite place: townland studies, by Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha

Download Flyer here

 

Culture Night at Dublin City Library & Archive, Fri. 20 September 6pm-7pm at 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Celebrate Family History on Culture Night from 6.00 to 9.00pm.

Bring your family history questions and talk to the experts. Advice and suggestions will be offered throughtout the evening, and first-time researchers are particularly welcome. Booking is not required.

See Brochure here.

Dublin and Irish Local Studies Collections, Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
T: +353 1 6744999
E: dublinstudies@dublincity.ie
W: www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie

 

3 September 2013

Genealogy Course for Monaghan Diaspora visiting from abroad. Taking place in North Monaghan from Monday to Thursday, 14-17 October, and in Carrickmacross from Monday to Thursday 21-24 October.

    

A unique Monaghan-focused Family History initiative is being organised as part of The Gathering 2013.

It will provide two 4-day training courses within the county for

tourists tracing their Monaghan ancestors.17 expert     speakers, 4 field trips and one-on-one help sessions, cost

€50.

The project is entitled ‘County Monaghan Genealogy – home to the little hills’. It will give participants information on the genealogical sources available, the cultural history of County Monaghan and the diversity of origin of its people.

The courses will take place in North Monaghan from Monday to Thursday, 14-17 October, and in Carrickmacross from Monday to Thursday, 21-24 October. The courses are designed for individuals and groups with Monaghan ancestry living overseas and members of Irish societies and social clubs abroad.

This project is organised by Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair, Monaghan County Library and the County Monaghan Heritage Gathering Committee. Cavan-Monaghan LEADER is funding the project. The project is also being supported by the County Monaghan Fund and Monaghan Genealogy. The project will be delivered by Ancestor Network Ltd, a professional genealogy company.

See http://monaghangenealogy.ie for more information.

Download the itinerary and Details of Monaghan and Carrickmacross events

 

Caring for your Family Archives Workshop Thursday 19 September 2013 at 6.30pm

As part of it's Archives Awareness Campaign 2013, Dublin City Library & Archive will be holding a practical workshop led by conservator Liz D'Arcy which will explore simple and effective methods of handling, storing, and preserving family documents and photographs. Participants are welcome to bring along any items they have concerns about for free advice.

Venue: The Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse St., Dublin 2.

No booking required.  All welcome on first come, first served basis. For Flyer see here

 

Medieval Ireland Symposium Trinity College Dublin 13 - 14 September 2013

The inaugural symposium marks the 500th Anniversary of the death in 1513 of Gerald Fitzgerald (Gearóid Mór), the "Great Earl" of Kildare. Thomas Davis Lecture Hall (room 2043 Arts Building). Featuring a keynote public lecture by Professor Steven Ellis on Friday 13 September 2013 at 7pm.

Speakers include: Sparkey Booker, Ciaran Brady, Peter Crooks, Seán Duffy, David Edwards, Steven Ellis, Robin Frame, Paul MacCotter. Huw Pryce, Katherine Simms, Linzi Simpson, Brendan Smith and Colin Veach.

Admission to the symposium is open to all members of the public and interested parties, and is free of charge.

For Brochure see here and here

Registration: www.tcd.ie/history/geraldines

 

27 August 2013

From Lockout to Bailout: Sept 1913 – 2013 A Weekend of Conversations With Special Guest Fintan O’Toole. Venue: Nenagh Arts Centre, Co. Tipperary. Date: Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September

The 1913 Lockout marked the beginning of a decade of change for Ireland, resulting in independence and the creation of a new state. The Lockout is widely seen as one of the seminal events in the creation of the new state.

100 years on from this most  historic industrial conflict and five years on from a calamitous bank collapse, ‘From Lockout to Bailout: Sept 1913 – 2013’ will create  ‘a weekend of conversations’, examining the challenges facing Ireland then and now; creating a space once again for new ideas to emerge.

Historians, authors, social activists and leading commentators will gather at Nenagh Arts Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in September (27 – 29) for the weekend event with special guest Fintan O’Toole.  

This commemorative event will also look to the future for the Republic, asking questions about the changing political, economic and societal landscape.

Other speakers throughout the weekend will include RTE’s Aine Lawlor; local award-winning author Donal Ryan, historian Catriona Crowe; Dr. Tom Collins; formerly of NUI Maynooth; Dr. Peadar Kirby, University of Limerick; Dr. Mary Murphy; NUI Maynooth; Orla Tinsley, health campaigner and Rev. Stephen Neill, Cloughjordan, as well as Mid-West Meitheal Co-operative.

This event is a ‘Nenagh Risings’ initiative founded by Gerry Coffey and Kathleen O’Meara. From Lockout to Bailout is the first of a series of commemorative events planned for the coming years to mark an era of revolution and evolution for Ireland throughout the 1910s. 

For Brochure see here and here.

For further information, visit www.facebook.com/LockoutToBailout.

 

Dublin Festival of History has been launched  http://dublinfestivalofhistory.ie

Dublin City Council and Dublin City Public Libraries have announced the launch of the inaugural Dublin Festival of History which will take place in the city from Thursday 26th September until Wednesday 9th October. See website  for details of the programme of lectures and debates on a diverse array of historical topics and eras. Some events need to be booked in advance. Book online for walks, lectures in Dublin Castle and a historical fiction writing workshop in the Dublin City Library and Archive.

 

Another 2.5 million court registers added to findmypast.ie   Records dating from 1851 to 1913

findmypast.ie has made a further 2.5 million court records available to search online in its Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912 record set, which exposes the petty crimes Ireland’s residents committed and how they were punished.

 

This new batch features 52 new courts in fifteen counties around Ireland. A further seven courts have been supplemented with records from additional years. This brings the total Petty Sessions Court Registers to over 15 million.

 

Notable additions this time include a significant expansion to the records available for Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath and Limerick.  Donegal also benefits from the addition of four new courts dating from as early as 1851, which should prove a real boon to family historians with ancestors from that county. 

 

New courts have been added to the following counties: Galway (9), Roscommon (8), Westmeath (7), Limerick (7), Donegal (4), Waterford (4), Tipperary (2), Cork (2), Carlow (2), Kilkenny (2), Mayo (1), Meath (1), Sligo (1), Wexford (1) and Wicklow (1).

 

22 August 2013

Dublin City Archives' Archive Awareness Campaign 20 August - 28 September

Dublin City Archives' Archive Awareness Campaign'  Events which is taking place 20 August -28 September. See Brochure

All event details can also be viewed at: http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/library_events/Pages/archives_awareness_campaign.aspx

Events are free but booking may be required.

 

16 August 2013

Findmypast.ie releases Ireland Dog Licence Registers 1866-1913 findmypast.ie

 

Findmypast.ie has launched the dog licence registers of the Petty Sessions courts.  Available online for the first time, these represent a great untapped source for Irish family historians. The dog licence registers contain upwards of 250,000 entries per year from the introduction of dog licensing in 1866.  

 

Over the course of the decades covered by these records millions of dogs were licenced. This first instalment contains over 550,000 records, and ranges from 1866 to 1913.  These records will be of particular interest to those with Irish ancestry in the following counties: Cork, Donegal, Dublin Galway, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Roscommon, Tipperary & Wicklow. Findmypast.ie will be adding several million records to this collection over the coming months. 

The details included in the dog licence entry are similar to those found on modern dog licences: the owner’s name and address, details regarding sex, and physical appearance of the dog.  Findmypast.ie have transcribed the name, address and county of the dog-owner, with further information such as the dog’s breed, colour and sex included in the images. 

Available on the Irish collection of findmypast.ie, these records are also available via a World Subscription with findmypast.com, findmypast.com.au & findmypast.co.uk

 

Conference Birr Workhouse, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Hall, Birr, Co. Offaly. Friday & Saturday 6 & 7 September 2013 - Brochure

Registration fee: €25

Programme


Fri. 6 September
6.00 pm Registration
6.30pm Opening by President Irene Morrow
7.00pm Professor William J. Smyth
The creation and functioning of the workhouse system.


Sat. 7 September
9.30am Registration and welcome
10.00am Margaret Hogan
The Female Orphan Emigration Scheme to Australia 1848-51.
10.45am John Joe Conwell. Lord Clanricarde and Lord Rosse during the Great Famine.
11.30am Coffee break
12.00 Professor Mary E. Daly The final years of the workhouse and its dissolution.
12.45pm Lunch
2.30pm Local memories of the workhouse
3.30pm Close
3.45pm Visit to Birr Workhouse


Further information from Hon. Sec. Anne Ward,
tel. 086 305 1697,
Birr Historical Society website: www.birrhistsoc.com or macregol@gmail.com

 

14 August 2013

NATIONAL ARCHIVES of IRELAND - Extension of Reading Room opening hours from 2 September 2013


From Monday 2 September, the Reading Room opening hours and production times will be extended as follows:

9.15-17.00: Reading Room open

9.15-12.15 and 13.30-16.00: Production of documents

 

Dún Laoghaire commemorates 1913 by Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Committee

 

On the weekend of 22nd – 25th August Dún Laoghaire will host a series of events to mark the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. 

The weekend will kick off with the launch of an exhibition ‘Dún Laoghaire & The 1913 Lockout’ and a Commemorative Book.  The exhibition and book will be launched by Myles Dungan, historian and broadcaster with readings by Martina Devlin, author and journalist.  This launch is on Thursday 22nd August at 6:30p.m. in the National Maritime Museum (Moran Park), and the exhibition will run at this venue until 18th January 2014 – the same period as the 1913 Lockout.  The Commemorative Book will feature contributions by Padraig Yeates, Joe Duffy, Myles Dungan, Martina Devlin, May Moran and Mike Lee and will be available for sale at the launch and at all the weekend events for €10.

On Friday evening, 23rd August, a 2-hour walking Tour of Dún Laoghaire’s historic places including significant locations of the lockout will be led by historian and author Paul O’Brien, leaving from the Dún Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave. at 7:00p.m.

Saturday’s events kick off with the unveiling of a 1913 Centenary Plaque by Joe Duffy, broadcaster.  The plaque will commemorate Dún Laoghaire’s involvement in the events of the 1913 lockout – specifically through remembering 4 significant individuals/events: James Byrne, Edward Lee, Patrick Moran and Dora Montefiorre and the 1913 children (see info. below).

Saturday afternoon sees a round table discussion hosted by History Ireland in the Assembly Rooms in the Town Hall, Marine Road.  Padraig Yeates, Eamon McCann, Brian Hanley, Ann Matthews will participate in a discussion entitled ‘Looking At The Lockout’, chaired by Tommy Graham of History Ireland. (see http://www.historyireland.com/hedge-schools/)

Saturday’s events will be rounded off with an evening of music and readings with ‘Bread and Roses’ and special guests, from 8:00p.m. at the Dún Laoghaire club, Eblana Ave.  Tickets for this event (€10, €5concession) are available from the Dún Laoghaire club or from Costello Jewellers 1 Northumberland Ave.

The weekend’s events will be rounded off with a series of lectures organised in conjunction with the Maritime Institute of Ireland Lectures Officer Barney Yourell.  Speakers will include Peter Pearson (Historian, Author and Artist), Colin Whitson, (National College Ireland), Mary Muldowney (Social Historian), Joe Mooney (East Wall History Group), Padraig Yeates (Historian and Author of many books including “Lockout Dublin 1913”), May Moran (Author and niece of Patrick Moran), Mike Lee, (Great Grandson of Edward Lee) and Francis Devine (Trade Unionist, Historian and Singer).  These lectures will be held in the Dún Laoghaire Club where snacks will be available during the day and where the bar will be open following the lectures.

Full details of all the weekend’s events can be found on the Dun Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Event facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/events/457680614322346/

and a PDF of the brochure for the weekend can be accessed at http://dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2157&p=113795&hilit=1913#p113548

To contact the Dún Laoghaire 1913 Commemoration Committee, email dunlaoghaire1913@gmail.com

All events are open to all members of the public.

 

7 August 2013

National Archives of Ireland Temporary - closure of certain archives

In order to carry out refurbishment works, there will be a temporary closure of certain archives held in the two National Archives buildings (Bishop Street and Four Courts) during the period 14-23 August and 14 August-31 October 2013 respectively.

 

For details of Index of Records  to be closed 14–23 August 2013 click here

For details of of Index of Records to be closed 14 August –31 October 2013 click here

 

August issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The August Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Kildare.

 

21 July 2013

Three Genealogy Open Days at Dublin City Library & Archive - Friday 26 July, Friday 9 August and Friday 16 August. See brochure here.

 

Trying to trace your family tree?

Then come along to a series of FREE Genealogy Open Days in the Dublin City Library and Archive on 26th July, 9th or 16th August where you can meet and get advice on your research from genealogists, including John Grenham (author of Tracing your Irish Ancestors), Mary Beglan and Joan Sharkey. Drop-in anytime between 10.30am and 4.30pm to get information and a free search on family history resources.

Various Irish genealogy organisations including Irish Family History Society, will have information stands at the open days. Dublin City Library and Archive will also showcase its array of family history resources.

It’s all free and a great opportunity for anyone, beginners, experts and tourists, to start exploring or to progress their family tree.

Dublin City Library and Archive (conference room), 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

 

17 July 2013

 

www.origins.net Irish Directories Update

 

This loss has created important subsets of printed Irish material that have achieved a much higher level of importance than their English counterparts. Irish Directories fall into this category and are an ideal resource for locating residential information prior to the 1901 census, supplementing information found on birth, death and marriage certificates and for the studying of social and economic aspects of local and family history.
 
Origins collection of Irish Directories has recently been updated, and now includes over 75 individual directories comprising:

Dublin Directories 1835-1900

Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory 1845-1900

Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanack & General Register of Ireland 1835-37, 1839, 1841, 1843-45

Directories of Ireland 1824-1894

Bassett’s County Directories 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1888

Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland 1824

Slater's Directories of Ireland 1846, 1870, 1881, 1894

Henderson's Ulster Directory 1856

Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster 1867

 

July issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The July Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Donegal.

 

Certificate in Local Studies September 2013

As well as the Certificate in Oral History, Dublin City Library & Archive is offering the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies, which will be taught at their Pearse St. premises on Tuesday evenings from 5.30-8.00 p.m. by Dr. Seamas O Maitiu. The course will run from September 2013 to April 2014 and the course fee will be Euro 500.

 

For more information please see brochure.  The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 30 August 2013

 

Dublin City Council is offering two Bursaries in connection with the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Local Studies 2013-2014.  Closing date for receipt of applications for Bursaries is Friday 16 August 2013.  For more information about the Bursaries see here.

 

Certificate in Oral History September 2013

The Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History is a new course being offered at Dublin City Library and Archive from September 2013 to April 2014.  Closing date for applications is Friday 30 August 2013.  For more information see here.

 

Dublin City Council offers two Bursaries in connection with the Lord Mayor's Certificate in Oral History at Dublin City Library and Archive.  Closing date for Bursary applications is Friday 16 August 2013.  For more information see here.

 

16 July 2013

The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) is hosting a one day forum for oral history practitioners in Dublin city on Friday, 23rd August, 10am – 4.30pm at Wood Quay City Council.

The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) will host a one day forum for oral history practitioners in Dublin city on Friday, 23rd August, 10am – 4.30pm. Along with presentations from a variety of oral history projects from across Leinster, the forum will provide an opportunity for participants to meet and connect with others active or interested in the field. The forum will take place at the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin City Council.

This event is one of four regional events organised by OHNI for 2013. It caters to those based in Leinster, but all interested parties are welcome. Forum registration is €10. For more information on the Oral History Network of Ireland see: www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie.


To register for the forum and for more information, contact:
Regina Fitzpatrick:    rfitzpatrick@oralhistorynetworkireland.ie

You will need to register by Friday 9th August 2013 to ensure a place.

For full details and an application form see here.

 

Dublin Tenement Experience: Living the Lockout  A performance and interpretation-based exhibition on Henrietta Street in Dublin’s North Inner City.

This project – which is a joint initiative of Dublin City Council, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) and the Irish Heritage Trust – will be open to the public for two months (Thursday, 4th July – Saturday 31st August) at No.14 Henrietta Street. The

35-minute drama element of the experience is performed by the award-winning ANU Productions.

This is the first in a series of activities to mark the centenary of the historic 1913 Lockout and is part of Ireland's Decade of Commemorations. The experience will make use of the ground floor of a former tenement house (No. 14 Henrietta Street), to tell the story of The 1913 Lockout as well as portraying what day-to-day life was like in Dublin’s tenements using immersive theatre and exhibition materials including archival records, photographs and personal testimonies.

Book now through www.dublintenementexperience.com

Advance online booking is recommended.

Open six days a week (10am to 12 and 2pm to 5pm)
Closed on Wednesdays
Runs from 1st July until 31st August 2013
Admission: €5 | Concessions: €3

For Brochure see here

 

O'DONNELL Clan Gathering West Kerry  FRIDAY 16th AUGUST to SUNDAY18th AUGUST 2013

 

If you belong to this great Irish Family, some of us will be in West Kerry this summer 2013.

Come together at Inch beach, near Annascaul village County Kerry (home of Tom Crean, Antarctic explorer)

GATHERING TIMES

FRIDAY AUGUST 16th

6pm meet up informally at Sammy’s Restaurant

SATURDAY AUGUST 17th

11am meet and chat over coffee/lunch at Sammy’s Restaurant

SATURDAY AUGUST 17th

6pm Dinner at Foleys Pub (Booking Required)

SUNDAY AUGUST 18th

10am Brunch and chat at Sammy’s Restaurant & afterwards a walk on Inch beach

 

Anyone interested in attending or requiring any further information on any of the above events please contact:

Eamon Browne    browneeamon@hotmail.com                          

Kay Browne        kabrowne@eircom.net                                   

Aisling Browne    hashbrowne2002@yahoo.com                        

 

Check them out on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/ODonnellClanGatheringWestKerryAugust2013

 

Exhibition of Quaker Tapestry, Mountmellick Museum, Co. Laois, 27th July to 10th August 10am to 5pm Daily For Brochure click here

The Tapestry, described as a celebration of Quaker experience and insights, depicts the history and achievements of the Society of Friends since their foundation in England in the 17th century. The exhibition is organised to honour the Quaker contribution to Ireland and to Mountmellick, a town with a proud Quaker heritage stretching back 300 years. .

 

The tapestry is comprised of 77 panels  with each panel measuring 25" by 21" and  tells the story of the Quaker contribution to the world in the fields of agriculture, industry, development, social issues and human rights. The Quakers were active in many major human rights campaigns down the centuries, including the campaigns to abolish the death penalty and slavery.

For the first time in two decades a travelling portion of 20 panels comes to Ireland and to Mountmellick, often described as a Quaker town. The first Quaker families settled in the Mountmellick area in 1659 and brought their skills, discipline and ingenuity to bear on the development of the locality. By the middle of the 19th century their milling, textile and brewing factories employed more than 8,000 people and the town became known as “the Manchester of Ireland.”

Pat Fitzpatrick, Chairman of Mountmellick Museum Committee says it is fitting that in this year of the Gathering the Quaker Tapestry should come to Mountmellick. Visitors will have an opportunity to avail of workshops and try their hand at working on tapestries and embroidery. They can also view exhibitions of the world famous ‘white-on-white’ Mountmellick Embroidery, art and photography. From the audio visual presentation, visitors can gain a greater understanding of the Quakers and their influence on the rich industrial and cultural development of this ancient town, particularly through the Famine years.”

The exhibition will run from July 27th to August 11th in Mountmellick Museum and will be open from 10am to 5pm daily. Free car park. Wheelchair Accessible

 

16 June 2013

National Library www.nli.ie Irish Press Microfilm available on self-service

Microfilm of the Irish Press (1931-1995) is now available on self-service in the main reading room. The Irish Times & Irish Independent microfilm are also self-service.

 

PLANTATION FAMILIES People, Records and Resources A Family and Local History Event on the Plantation of Ulster, Belfast & Derry~Londonderry 27–28 September 2013

This event is aimed at anyone interested in the Ulster Plantation of the early seventeenth century, a period of critical importance in the shaping of modern Ulster and Ireland. The event will be held on consecutive days, in Belfast and then in Derry~Londonderry.

Friday 27th September, 9:30AM–4:00PM, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Belfast
Saturday 28th September, 9:30AM–4:00PM, Tower Museum, Derry

Friday, 27th September 2013


Registration (tea and coffee served) 9:30AM–10:00AM


MORNING PROGRAMME (10:00AM TO 12:30PM)


William Roulston on Plantation people
Glynn Kelso on Plantation records
John Johnston on the Ulster Muster Roll c. 1630
Brendan Scott on the Ulster Port Books 1612–15

AFTERNOON PROGRAMME (1:30PM–4:00PM)
Patricia Stewart on the Great Parchment Book
Ian Montgomery on the Antrim estate records of the 1600s
Ruairí Ó Baoill on urban archaeology in the early 1600s
Bethany Sinclair on the Caulfeilds of Castle Caulfeild

Saturday, 28th September 2013


Registration (tea and coffee served) 9:30AM–10:00AM


MORNING PROGRAMME (10:00AM TO 12:30PM)


William Roulston on Plantation people
Glynn Kelso on Plantation records
John Johnston on the Ulster Muster Roll c. 1630
Brendan Scott on the Ulster Port Books 1612–15


AFTERNOON PROGRAMME (1:30PM–4:00PM)


Patricia Stewart on the Great Parchment Book
Ruairí Ó Baoill on urban archaeology in the early 1600s
Bernadette Walsh and Brian Mitchell on the records of northwest Ulster

For full details click here

 

The Oral History Network of Ireland in association with Dublin City Council Heritage Office - Leinster Oral History Forum on Friday, 23rd August, 10am-4.30pm

We have been notified of this Forum by the Federation of Local History Societies. See attached details of OHNI's Leinster Oral History Forum event which is taking place on 23 August at Wood Quay, Dublin. It is the third of four regional forums organised by OHNI over 2013.

 

National Library . “At the Height of His Presidency: John F. Kennedy - June 1963

NLI talk Wednesday 19 June 2013 at 1pm

“At the Height of His Presidency: John F. Kennedy - June 1963” by

Thomas Putnam, Director of JFK Presidential Library and Museum

Prior to the opening of the Library's Summer Exhibition Homecoming: JFK in Ireland. Thomas Putnam, Director of JFK Library will discuss John F. Kennedy at the Height of his Presidency. 

No Booking is necessary but arrive early.

 

Genealogy Course for Monaghan Diaspora visiting from abroad - See www.monaghangenealogy.ie for more information.

 

A unique Monaghan-focused Family History initiative is being organised as part of The Gathering 2013. It will provide two 4-day training courses within the county for tourists tracing their Monaghan ancestors.

The project is entitled ‘County Monaghan Genealogy – home to the little hills’. It will give participants information on the genealogical sources available, the cultural history of County Monaghan and the diversity of origin of its people.  The courses will take place in North Monaghan from Monday to Thursday, 14-17 October, and in Carrickmacross from Monday to Thursday, 21-24 October. The courses are designed for individuals and groups with Monaghan ancestry living overseas and members of Irish societies and social clubs abroad.

This project is organised by Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair, Monaghan County Library and the County Monaghan Heritage Gathering Committee. Cavan-Monaghan LEADER is funding the project. The project is also being supported by the County Monaghan Fund and Monaghan Genealogy. The project will be delivered by Ancestor Network Ltd, a professional genealogy company.

 

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces
Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, June 30-July 6, 2013

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

A number of trips are offered featuring sites and locations including Fota House, the Queenstown Experience in Cobh, and Spectacular Killarney with its beautiful mountains and lakes. Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, ‘the Venice of Ireland’, Blarney Castle and the beautiful harbour town of Kinsale.

The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference offered by the Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society; founded in 1891, the society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

Contact Details UCC:


Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator: Lorna Moloney at E: l.moloney@ucc.ie or 353-(0)85-8721184 or
Lindy Meldon, Executive Assistant. Programme Assistant T: 353 (0)21 4904700. E: l.meldon@ucc.ie

Download FULL PROGRAMME here


Sunday evening, June 30, 6pm:
Meet and Greet. Welcome Reception at University College Cork.

Monday July 1
9.15: Irish Welcome : Fáilte Romhaibh
9.30 - 10.45 - Introduction to Irish Genealogy: Where Do I Start? Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
10.45 – 11.15 – Morning Break
11.15 – 12.45: Researching in Ireland: Planning is the Key To Success. Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
12.45- 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.45: Mrs. Fancy Tart is coming to Tea - Making Sense of Family Stories. Eileen Ó Dúill
2.45-3.00 Break
3.00 – 4.30 Sean O’Dúill – ‘Matchmakers & Marriage Customs in 19th century Ireland
6.00: Optional evening outing

Tuesday July 2
Names, Places and Spaces: Online and Digital Sources
Today we learn about and use Irish census and BMD records, as well as important background knowledge of how Irish society was organised spatially and thus how its genealogy records are arranged for access. Then we experience the offerings of Ireland’s existing leading resources and how they may be of assistance to the genealogist.
9.30 – 10.45 Dr. Paul MacCotter. "Irish Spatial divisions and Ancestry: Maps, Spaces and Places"
10.45-11.15 Morning Break
11.15 – 12.45 –Eileen M. O’Duill, CG. Dublin, 30 June,1922: Did everything blow up?
12.45 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.45 Fiona Fitzsimons. ‘Online sources for Irish family history research and how to use them’
3.00 – 3.45 Brian Donovan. Using findmypast.ie for family history research: court, prison, land records and more
4.00 Questions and discussions
6.00 Optional evening tour of Kinsale, Ireland’s loveliest seaside town. To feature the quays, town tour, James Fort and fine dining in the Trident Hotel

Wednesday July 3
9.15 – 10.30 Dr Paul MacCotter & Lorna Moloney. Griffiths’ Valuation & The Tithe Applotments – Census substitutes explored
10.30- 10.45 - Morning Break
10.45 – 11.45 Dr Sarah Anne Buckley – Genealogy of the history of childhood and the family in Ireland.
11.45 – 12.30 Lorna Moloney & Dave Enright. Digital genealogy - Genealogy & ‘The Cloud’
12.30 – 1.30 Dr Ciara Breathnach. 'There Will Be War There Yet': Wills & Intestacy in Twentieth Century Ireland
1.30-2.00 - Break
2.00 – 5.00 - Afternoon field trip: Barryscourt medieval towerhouse and gardens.  Fota House, ‘how the other half lived’. Cobh Heritage Centre: Irish emigration to the New World

Thursday July 4

9.30 – 10.30 Ancestral Connections – Archival practice in local archives. Dr Matthew Potter
10.30 – 11.00 Break
11.00 –11.45- Nicola Morris – Irish Newspapers as a source for Genealogical research
11.45- 12.45 - Nicola Morris – Irish Estate Papers as a source for Genealogical research
12.45 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 -3.45 Where to go once the record trail dries up? Surname and ‘clan’ history and the y-chromosome. Dr. Paul MacCotter
3.45-4.00 Break
4.00 – 5.30 Medieval Genealogy: Clans, Septs and Medieval DNA. Kenneth Nicholls
7.00 Optional evening walking tour of Cork City, ‘The Venice of Ireland’. St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, The Red Abbey, Elizabeth Fort, and fine dining.

Friday July 5
‘Religion and Famine, history and genealogy’. Dr David Butler
Today’s subjects include the history and genealogical usage of church records, the Great Irish Famine and the Irish Diaspora.

9.30 – 10.45 Church Records & Irish Genealogy. Dr. David Butler
10.45- 11.15 - Morning Break
11.15 – 12.30 The Great Famine and Irish genealogy. Dr. David Butler –Author in The Atlas of the Great Irish Famine winner of the Best Irish-published Book of the year ‘Landlordism and the Famine’
12.30 -2.00 Lunch
2.00 Huguenots, Irish church records: Fieldtrip - Dr David Butler
4.00 Questions and discussions

Saturday July 6
Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society Conference 2013

Day Optional Excursion
‘The Big House and the Small House on the Lakes of Killarney’.  Field trip to Killarney. A tour of what’s best about Killarney, from medieval abbeys and castles to great mansions and a recreated rural village of yesteryear, all set against the background of the beauty of Killarney’s Lakes.

Guided venues to include Ross Castle, Boat trip on Lough Leane, Muckross Abbey, Muckross House, Muckross Traditional Farms

Lunch in the Lake Hotel, Killarney, a period hotel set on the very shore of Lough Leane or Loch Léin meaning the "lake of learning; Killarney’s largest lake.

Saturday Evening Presentation of University College Cork Certificates for Ancestral Connections: Names, Places & Spaces after Cork Archaelogical & Historical Society conference.

Sunday - Departure

 

Rates – Residential/Non-Residential/Concession
Full residential: Accommodation, Full board at Victoria Lodge, tuition, fieldtrips, excursions and conference: €775.00
Non residential: €575.00 (We can supply a list of recommended providers on request

Concession - Residential - (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55's) non residential €658.75
Concession - Non Residential (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55's, retired) non residential €488.75

Day rates - €95.00
Day rates concession rate - € 80.75 (Historical & cultural groups, students, Over 55's)


Download an application form Summer School Application Form

 

June issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The June Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Galway. There is also an in-depth article on the Quakers in Ireland by Helen Moss.

 

7 June 2013

 

National Library - Genealogy lectures July & August 2013

As part of the NLI's contribition to The Gathering, they are hosting a series of lunchtime lectures on different aspects of Irish family history research in July and August 2013.

Lectures will take place in the Seminar Room at 1pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.

Admission is free and no booking is required.

Click here Genealogy lectures July 2013 to view the programme for July, and

Genealogy lectures August 2013 to view the programme for August.

 

The National Archives has recently re-indexed 1901 and 1911 censuses.

The National Archives has recently re-indexed the 1901 and 1911 censuses to incorporate transcription errors. Since the online censuses went live, the National Archives has received thousands of emails detailing error corrections through their error feedback facility. Over the last year they have validated and corrected 12,600 submissions and have re-indexed the site to incorporate these corrections.

 

National Archives - changes to Readers' Tickets.

From Monday 1 July 2013, the requirements for obtaining a Reader’s Ticket will be changed. Anyone over 16 years of age may apply for a Reader’s Ticket. Please bring photographic identification with you eg a passport, driver’s licence, college/employment card as well as proof of address – which must not be older than six months.

 

26 May 2013

General Register Office Indexes to be made available online

On the 22nd May 2013 the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, published the Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013. The Bill includes proposed Amendments to Civil Registration Act 2004 (Section 16). The Bill amends the Civil Registration Act 2004 to facilitate online access to the index information from the registers of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. In line with the National Genealogy Policy, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will enable online searching of this information through the www.irishgenealogy.ie website which is hosted by that Department. Index information in relation to adoptions and stillbirths is excluded.

22 May 2013

The Anglican Record Project - Further records added

The Anglican Record Project, which is the work of Mark Williams, is an ongoing endeavour to make the registers of baptism, marriage and burial from Church of Ireland parishes available in a digital format. The online version is hosted by the Representative Church Body Library.

Now includes Killucan, Co Westmeath, Parish Registers (1696–1786)

 

15 May 2013

The Down Survey of Ireland

Taken in the years 1656-1658, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world. The survey sought to measure all the land to be forfeited by the Catholic Irish in order to facilitate its redistribution to Merchant Adventurers and English soldiers. Copies of these maps have survived in dozens of libraries and archives throughout Ireland and Britain, as well as in the National Library of France. This Project has brought together for the first time in over 300 years all the surviving maps, digitised them and made them available as a public online resource.

The Down Survey of Ireland Project was funded by the Irish Research Council under its Research Fellowship Scheme. The project began on 1 October 2011 and was completed on 31 March 2013.

For full details see http://downsurvey.tcd.ie  A Trinity College website which brings together a unique 17th-century map collection which is free to access.

 

22 May 2013

FindMyPast.ie adds County Down Parish Registers

FindMyPast.ie have announced the addition of parish registers for the First and Second Presbyterian Meeting Houses and the Church of Ireland, and Catholic churches of Annaclone/Anaghlone and Ballyroney, near Banbridge, County Down.

These records date between 1819 and 1913 and include baptisms, marriages, burials, communicant rolls and a register of graveyard plots. Many of these records include townland information, the basic building block of Irish family history.

 

10 May 2013

Findmypast.ie launches Irish Famine Memorial

 

findmypast.ie, has launched its online memorial of The Great Irish Famine to coincide with the National Famine Commemoration 2013 taking place in Kilrush, Co. Clare this May.

 

This online assortment of records highlights the many aspects of Irish life that were affected during The Great Irish Famine (1846-1852). Researchers can search through a number of record categories including emigration, land and newspapers and piece together their own ancestor’s story during the period.

 

The online memory bank provides the opportunity for people to delve further into their own family history by searching through record sets from the time as well as fascinating stories covering different aspects of Irish life during the Famine.

 

One such story is that of a young, deaf Irish boy, Edward Murray, who escaped the hardship of Ireland with his family in 1849 by emigrating to the United States. Using US Census records on findmypast.ie, he was subsequently traced through four decades to a farm in Iowa where he had gone on to create a successful farming career, a feat which may not have been possible had his family stayed in Ireland.

 

Not all stories had a happy ending however. Another, from an article carried by the Stirling Observer newspaper in April 1847 and found in findmypast’s British Newspaper collection, vividly recounts a police officer who saw a crippled man, John Callaghan, on crutches resting against a wall in White Street, Cork City. On approaching the man, the officer realised he was in fact, dead. In his pocket John carried an admission slip for the local infirmary and was most likely on his way there when he died.

 

10 May 2013

Calendars of Wills & Administration 1858-1920  www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie

 

The National Archives have added Calendars of Wills & Administration 1858-1920 to its portal site. A search can now be carried out by the name of the deceased person and also by the name of the executor. The indexes are also linked to digital images of the original calendars.

 

10 May 2013

Irish Lives Remembered - May issue

The May Issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine has now been published. This issue focuses on Tracing Your Ancestors in Co. Wexford.

 

The Century Ireland project  www.rte.ie/centuryireland

Recently launched, the Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper and is published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013, and is the main online portal for the Irish decade of commemorations, 1912-23.

 

10 April 2013

Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces Irish Genealogy Summer School  University College Cork, June 30-July 6, 2013

 

The full programme is available to download at http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-genealogy/

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects of the subject are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

A number of trips are offered featuring sites and locations including Fota House, the Queenstown Experience in Cobh, and Spectacular Killarney.

The Summer School Ancestral Connections will be completed by a one-day conference offered by the Cork Archeological & Historical Society; founded in 1891, the society is one of the oldest local interest societies in Ireland.

 

1 April 2013

The Dublin City Library & Archive have advised that the date we had requested for our A.G.M. on Saturday 13th April 2013 is now required for another event organised by the Library. We have therefore transferred the date of our A.G.M to Saturday 8th June 2013 which was the first available date. See Meetings and Outings Page for further details.

 

12 March 2013

Members' Interests now available online in Members' Area.

Members will recall that last year the Society ceased issuing the annual Members' Interests listing. Instead we planned to place all Interests online in our Members' Area.

The Society is now pleased to tell our members that all Interests notified to date have been placed online in the Members' Area of our Website.

Once you have submitted your interests it will remain listed until such time as you ask us to delete or amend it, or cease to be a member. You can also include any number of entries you wish. Entries submitted will be updated on the website at regular intervals.

You will need a password to log onto the Members' Area. All members should have received the relevant password. If you have any difficulty logging on to the Members' Area please contact the Society at info@ifhs.ie

 

St. Patrick’s Festival and The Gathering Ireland 2013 Irish Family History Centre in Dublin from March 14-18 Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2, (formerly St. Andrew's Church).

Findmypast Ireland are hosting the Irish Family History Centre in Dublin from March 14-18. This initiative is in partnership with the St. Patrick’s Festival and The Gathering Ireland 2013.

The Irish Family History Centre runs throughout the week of the St. Patrick’s Festival and allows you to discover your Irish family history.

You will find more information about the event here: www.findmypast.ie/articles/findmypast-irish-family-history-centre

An overview of other exhibitors and scheduled talks for the event can be found here: www.findmypast.ie/articles/news/irish-family-history-centre---exhibitors-and-talks

Free access to millions of online records from findmypast.ie will give you an insight of what life was like for your ancestors hundreds of years ago in Ireland. Learn how to search for information using the free computers and chat with experienced staff who can answer your questions.

As well as findmypast.ie, other family history organisationsincluding the Irish Family History Society, will be on hand to provide advice and guidance each day. A series of lectures will also be held daily, covering various family history topics, so there is something for everyone – from family history novices to experienced genealogists.

The schedule of talks are:

Thursday 14th March

11:30am Your Ancestors and the law by Brian Donovan
12:30pm Using Newspapers for Genealogical research by Jenny Doyle
  1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie by Cliona Weldon
  2:30pm The Military Archives by Padraic Kennedy

Friday 15th March

11:30am Church Records by Jim Ryan
12:30pm Online Sources for Irish Genealogy by Mary Beglan
  1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie by Cliona Weldon
  2:30pm Irish Genes and family history by Gianpiero Cavalleri - Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Saturday 16th March

11:30am How to go about tracing your ancestors by John Hamrock
12:30pm Land and estate records by Brian Donovan
  1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie by Cliona Weldon
  2:30pm How do you think Who Do You Think You Are is done? by Fiona Fitzsimons

Sunday 17th March

11:30am Matchmaking and Marriage customs in 19th century Ireland by Sean O'Duill
12:30pm The Irish abroad: World records at findmypast.ie by Aoife O Connor
  1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie by Cliona Weldon
  2:30pm Introduction to Irish Birth, Marriage and Death records by Eileen O'Duill

Monday 18th March

11:30am Using Directories to trace your family history by Brian Donovan
12:30pm Hidden Treasures: Lesser know sources by Fiona Fitzsimons
  1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie by Cliona Weldon

Dublin City Library & Archive - Family History Day Saturday 23rd March 2013  Conference Room, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Admission Free, Booking is not required.

See Brochure

  9.30am :   Registration 

  9.50am :   Welcome
10.00am :   "DNA for ancestry research", Gianpiero Cavalleri, RCSI
10.45am :   Tea/coffee
11.15am :   "Online genealogical sources you can consult for free in Dublin City Libraries" Paul Gorry, MAPGI
12.00pm :   "A policeman's lot: The Dwyers of Cappanahanagh" Pól Ó Duibhir
12.45pm :    Lunch (not provided)
x 2.00pm :   "A Dublin Brewing Family: The Byrnes of Byrne's Hill" Marie Oxx
x 2.45pm :   "New on-line resources from the National Archives" Catriona Crowe, NAI
x 3.30pm :    Finish

 

March edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The March edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download. This issue concentrates on County Tipperary. Free to download.

 

Walking in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors, Genealogy workshop, Friday, 15 March, 10.15am - 3.15pm One-day immersion course. National Library of Ireland, Kildare St., Dublin 2 www.nli.ie

 

People interested in learning more about their family history can explore a range of resources and lectures at this Genealogy Workshop.

Members of the public who need help with researching their family history in the most productive manner possible can avail of a unique one-day workshop organised by the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

The workshop takes place on Friday 15 March and will be conducted by a team from Eneclann, the largest historical and genealogical research and consultancy service in Ireland.

Hosted by the NLI, it is being organised in association with the Gathering Ireland 2013.

Workshop participants will be provided with a free copy of a 24-page booklet entitled Family History Research, which has been specially published by the National Library of Ireland to support events and other activities associated with the Gathering Ireland 2013.

Areas covered during the workshop morning session will include how to access Irish birth, marriage and death records; how to use the 1901 and 1911 online census records; how to make the best use of Internet sources and other information that can be accessed easily from a home computer.

The afternoon session ‘Walking in the footsteps of your ancestors’ will focus on using the Valuation office to trace the old family homestead. The session ‘Hatched, matched and dispatched’ will look at customs and traditions around key life events in 19th century Ireland. This will be followed by a presentation on family history success stories and a 30-minute Q&A session with an expert panel.

As well as receiving a free copy of the NLI publication Family History Research, participants will also be provided with take-home materials, including workshop presenters’ notes, CD ROMs, codes/passwords for downloading Internet information, in addition to a trial subscription to the findmypast.ie website.

The cost of the workshop is €45 (including tea/coffee and buffet lunch). Places are limited so booking is essential. Further information and event booking details may be found on http://www.eneclann.ie/acatalog/National_Library.html.

28 February 2013

Glasnevin Museum celebrates of Seachtain na Gaeilge

" With over one million stories buried within Glasnevin Cemetery. Historical figures to the ordinary people. Divided by different pasts but united in their extraordinary stories. We want to share these stories with you. Glasnevin Museum, An intriguing journey through Ireland's past". 

Glasnevin Museum in celebration of Seachtain na Gaeilge & Irish language week will offer tours of the Cemetery in Irish. Tours will be at 1pm and led by Glasnevin Trust Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson.

Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March

Saturday 16th March and Su nday 17th March

Tickets are €12 per adult or €8 concession. All tickets also include entrance into Glasnevin Museum & a Free €10 Genealogy voucher .

Booking is advised. Group Bookings available. For further information, to purchase a voucher or make a booking please contact our booking team.

T: 01 8826550
E: booking@glasnevintrust.ie
Web: http://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie

5 February 2013

A Guide to Tracing your Clare Ancestors - New Publication

Flyleaf Press has published‘ A Guide to Tracing your Clare Ancestors’ By Brian Smith & Gerry Kennedy

ISBN: 978-1-907990-05-2

For further details see www.flyleaf.ie

January edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available www.irishlivesremembered.com

The January edition of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download. This issue concentrates on County Westmeath. Free to download.

 

National Library's News and Events January - April 2013 now available online at www.nli.ie

The current issue in addition to giving useful news about the NLI also details all events for the period January to March 2012 which includes a number of particular interest to genealogists including:

Wednesday, 6 February at 7.00pm

Hedge School at the NLI    Genealogy: what does it think it is?


A round table discussion hosted by Tommy Graham, Editor of History Ireland. The panel will include Catriona Crowe (National Archives), Brian Donovan (findmypast.ie), Fiona Fitzsimons (Eneclann), John Grenham (Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland) and Michael Merrigan (Genealogical Society of Ireland).

All welcome, no booking required.

 

Friday, 15 March

Walking in the Footsteps of Your Ancestors


Learn how to research your family history in this one-day immersion course. Please check www.nli.ie for booking details.

Thursday, 21 March 10.00am - 4.00pm

World War One Family History Day


You are invited to bring your World War One memorabilia to the NLI, where it will be digitised and added to the Europeana online archive, along with the stories that bring these objects to life. Places on the roadshow day are limited. Please make an advance booking by emailing: europeana1914-1918@nli.ie

 

Reminder that Wi-Fi is now available to readers at National Library www.nli.ie

Wi-Fi is now available at the NLI. The Wi-Fi network can be accessed in the public areas of the buildings, including the reading rooms, Front Hall and Seminar Room. To use our Wi-Fi network, you must be a registered reader; applications to use the network can be made in the Main Reading Room.

 

Irish Family History Journal Vol. 2012 posted to members in December 2012

The most recent Journal was posted to all members in mid December. If any member has not yet received their copy please contact the Society at info@ifhs.ie  The Journal will be available shortly to buy online.

  • Article included are:
  • John Heueston 1935-2012       Richard Flatman
  • Mona Germaine Dolan 1918-2012     Patricia Moorhead
  • Discovering and tracing an American branch of an Irish Gillmor family           Desmond A. Gillmor
  • Eoin O'Mahoney (also known as "The Pope") Barrister, Genealogist and Renaissance Man          H. Stanley Jennings
  • My Grandfather's Military Service Records - War of Independence Period            Noreen Maher
  • "Money from America"         Eamonn Dowling
  • Letter to Mary - Tyrrell and Donegan families of Co. Offaly           Karys Fearon
  • John Shea, Mayor of Cork in 1850       Margaret Jordan
  • The Saga of the Kinsella Bible           John Kinsella
  • Other Internet Sources           Shonagh Love
  • The Place Names of Ireland             H. Stanley Jennings
  • The Galway Militia and the Harrison and Seymour Families               David Wilkins
  • An unusual Church Register Occurrence                 Michael Murphy
  • The Lady Nelson - Shipwrecked 14 October 1809             James Robinson
  • The Mystery of the Man in the Military Uniform is solved (volume 27)
  • The Life and Times of a Family of Crooks             Richard Flatman
  • Irish Church Records            Joan Sharkey
  • Book Reviews
  • New I.F.H.S. Logo

 

   

Contact the Irish Family History Society
Email:
info@ifhs.ie
Post: 17 Aubrey Park, Shankill, Dublin D18 CX64, Ireland.