Thursday, 20 November 2014

PAPAL ARMY SUBSCRIPTION LISTS PART II





CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY AND CLARE LIBRARY PRESENT


PAPAL ARMY SUBSCRIPTION LISTS PART II


In a recent post, I told of the project involving Clare Roots Society and Clare Library in compiling and transcribing the lists of those who paid subscriptions to support the Papal Army..
you can read that initial post here



This article from the Clare Champion will give you more detail.

Over time, I will post various other articles to do with the Papal Army that portray the opinions of others around the world. They will also enlighten you as to the futility of what was happening, despite the dedication of so many.

 This project could not have happened without the skilled assistance of so many volunteer transcribers, who offered their services yet again, the moment they were asked.

The subscription list can be found 
along with the names of all involved in this project

Thank you all, 
your contribution to family history 
is very much appreciated.

You can enlarge this clipping by clicking on it.


Initial Request...


http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/papal-army-information-request.html


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

CORK CITY AND COUNTY ARCHIVES




Patrick Street, Cork City
Public Domain


CORK CITY AND COUNTY ARCHIVES 



is one of the oldest local archive services in the country, and its collections span over 400 years of history. You can Explore Your Archive by visiting it in person, or by browsing through the online collections page.



Just a small sample from the collection...






 For the soup kitchens...




Return of Paupers...


Monday, 10 November 2014

IRISH ANZACS in WW1

IRISH ANZACS in WW1






For many years the actual number of Irish born who served in Australian and other armed forces, has virtually been unknown. There were estimates, some could be found by tedious, but persistent, searching, but it seemed that there had not been a record of all who served all in one place. 

As of October, 2014, all that has changed, thanks to a project conducted by UNSW, the University of NSW. To give you an idea of what records are available, I have selected just a few...
You can find many others here..


Thomas McMahon of Kilmaley

  • Title/Name: 
    McMahon Thomas (Service Record)
  • Service number: 1602 
  • Birthplace: Ennis, County Clare 
  • Date of enlistment: 1914-12-29 
  • Age at enlistment: 28 years, 5 months 
  • Place of enlistment: Liverpool, NSW 
  • Civilian occupation: Labourer 
  • Marital status: Single 
  • Religion: Catholic 
  • Designated unit: 2nd Battalion 
  • Fate: Killed in Action; 1915-05-20 
  • Number of times enlisted: 1 
  • Service record extent: 27 pages 
  • NAA series: B2455 
  • NAA control: MCMAHON T 
  • NAA item title: McMahon Thomas : SERN 1602 POB Ennis Ireland : POE Liverpool NSW : NOK M McMahon M A 
  • NAA barcode: 1955768 
  • Collection: Irish Anzacs Project 
  • Type: service record 

On page 4, of his 27 page record, you will see that he was 5'9" of ruddy complexion...




Michael Dillon of Kilrush


  • Title/Name: 
    Dillon Michael (Service Record)
  • Service number: 3809 
  • Birthplace: Kilrush, County Clare 
  • Date of enlistment: 1915-08-21 
  • Age at enlistment: 25 years, 1 months 
  • Place of enlistment: Kalgoorlie, WA 
  • Civilian occupation: Labourer 
  • Marital status: Single 
  • Religion: Catholic 
  • Designated unit: 12th Battalion 
  • Number of times enlisted: 1 
  • Service record extent: 38 pages 
  • NAA series: B2455 
  • NAA control: DILLON M 
  • NAA item title: Dillon Michael : SERN 3809 : POB Kilrush Ireland : POE Kalgoorlie WA : NOK M Dillon Thomas 
  • NAA barcode: 3507352 
  • Collection: Irish Anzacs Project 
  • Type: service record 

On page 5 of his record, you will see, that as with many others, he went AWOL for a time, and was demoted.. he was also admitted to hospital and later you can see what condition he had when returned to Australia.



and yes, there were women too

Kathleen Elizabeth Moloney of Limerick


  • Title/Name: 
    Moloney Kathleen Elizabeth (Service Record)
  • Service number: Sister 
  • Birthplace: Limerick, County Limerick 
  • Date of enlistment: 1916-08-22 
  • Age at enlistment: 24 years, 0 months 
  • Place of enlistment: Melbourne, Vic 
  • Civilian occupation: Hospital Nurse 
  • Marital status: Single 
  • Religion: Catholic 
  • Designated unit: AANS 
  • Number of times enlisted: 1 
  • Service record extent: 33 pages 
  • NAA series: B2455 
  • NAA control: MOLONEY KATHLEEN ELIZABETH 
  • NAA item title: MOLONEY Kathleen Elizabeth : Service Number - Sister : Place of Birth - Limerick Ireland : Place of Enlistment - N/A : Next of Kin - (Aunt) MURDOCK Mrs 
  • NAA barcode: 7981517 
  • Collection: Irish Anzacs Project 
  • Type: service record 



 On page 15, you will see that this lass born in Limerick, certainly saw a bit of the world... note on Page1 that you have the full address of her next of kin, was she a sister to Kathleen perhaps?



You can find Irish born of many counties, filter by religion, birthplace, gender, etc.... there is even a moving image collection.

All in all, a great resource.

For further reading, you might like....


http://jeffkildea.com/books/