Tuesday, 31 March 2015

VITAL LINK TO BALLYROE’S PAST HANDED OVER TO LIBRARY


BALLYROE SCHOOL ROLL BOOKS HANDED OVER TO
 KERRY COUNTY LIBRARY

At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O’Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.


LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library.
For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the time, received a phone call out of the blue.
“When we were organising the reunion, I was on the radio and mentioned we were searching for the roll books,” said Margaret Murphy.
“I got a phone call from CBS Clounalour and they told me that they had the roll books. It was amazing to get them, because we can see our parents and grandparents, neighbours and sisters in them. Seeing my Mother’s name in the roll book in particular was special,” said Margaret.

FOR THE FULL STORY, PLEASE GO TO

http://traleetoday.ie/vital-link-to-ballyroes-past-handed-over-to-library/


Monday, 30 March 2015

DEANSGRANGE, CO. DUBLIN, 300 HEADSTONES ADDED: IGP






300 Headstones added to Deansgrange, Co. Dublin, Headstone Records. See North Section Part 5, and St. Patrick's Section Part 21. Links to files are in March Additions on http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

IRISH ROOTS : HEALING THE EXTENDED FAMILY

MISSING SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY?




"One of the strongest drivers of genealogical research is the feeling of bringing back into the light individuals who have been forgotten or deliberately written out of official history. That sense of righting historic family wrongs is powerful and addictive.
Here are two stories that will illustrate why."
JOHN GRENHAM may have the answers...  Irish Roots

Saturday, 28 March 2015

MICROFILM READER REQUIRED





MICROFILM  READER REQUIRED





CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY are about to take on a large transcription project in conjunction with CLARE LIBRARY  re details from old Clare newspapers.

See….   http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/the-biographical-index-of-clare.html


These are stored on microfilm in the Library and can be read on three readers in the public part of Local Studies. Trying to facilitate about 25 volunteers on these readers and still allow access by the general public to the machines will be difficult.

Some firms use microfilm readers that are gradually being replaced by computer-based readers. If you know of any older reader no longer required, we would love to put it to good use. Our group which covers all of Co. Clare, is a very active voluntary body. We have been in existence for almost 10 years and have published 22 books and a considerable amount of transcriptions of gravestones, out of-print directories and many other aids to those researching family histories. Our policy is to donate all our genealogy research to Clare Library, so that it can go online and be accessed by Clare people, all over the world free of charge.

You will find details of us on our website:

http://www.clareroots.org/

We would be very grateful if you could direct us to where we could locate such a machine.

Thank you.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY : DIARY DATES


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY








Thursday the 14th of May 8.00 p.m. 
at the Old Ground (upstairs) we launch two books:




The Grotto's of Ennis & Environs by Mary Mc Mahon.

Bindon Street / Bank Place by Lucille Ellis.


Thursday 18th. June:

7.30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral in memory of deceased Residents of St. Michael's Villas, Ennis.

Book Launch 8.15 p.m. Old Ground Hotel: 


St. Michaels Villas by Corah Hassey.

The Mayor of Ennis, 
 Johnny Flynn, will be launching all books.





THE BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF THE CLARE CHAMPION 1903-1934 Project








INDEXATION OF THE CLARE CHAMPION..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP? PLEASE READ BELOW...