A FEW ADDITIONS TOHELP WITH YOUR IRISH RESEARCH
NATIONAL LIBRARY IRELAND
MAJOR DIGITISATION PROJECT FOR IRISH GENEALOGY ANNOUNCED
We have just unveiled details of our most ambitious digitisation project to date, which will see the NLI’s entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms made freely available online by summer 2015.
The records are considered the single most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the 1901 Census. Dating from the 1740s to the 1880s, they cover 1,091 parishes throughout Ireland, and consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES IRELAND
CLARE MEN AND WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
BY GER BROWNE
This article gives some of the Armies, Regiments and Corps that Clare men and women fought with in World War 1, the battles and events they died in, those who became POWs, those who had shell shock, some brothers who died, those shot at dawn, Clare politicians in WW1, Clare men courtmartialled, and the awards and medals won by Clare men and women. Also enclosed is an alphabetical list of 2,000 Clare men and women who participated in the War, an index of where they come from, a timeline of when and where the 600+ died, and 85 pages of photos of the 251 cemeteries and memorials throughout the world where the Clare War Dead are buried or remembered. This is a work in progress with huge room for expansion over the next few years. Hopefully more people will come forward with information on their grandparents, grand uncles or grand aunts who took part in the Great War, and that this project can be completed by 2018.
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NEW RECORDS ONLINE FOR DERRY CITYDerry Genealogy Centre has compiled seven new databases for Derry city, dating from 1628 through to 1921, which have just been uploaded to RootsIreland (at www.derry.rootsireland.ie). They are:
- The earliest census of the city, namely the rent roll of 1628
- The names of 905 men from Derry and surrounding estates who defended Derry’s walls during the 1641 Rebellion
- The names of 1,660 supporters of Williamite campaign in Ireland of 1689 to 1691, many of whom fought at the Siege of Derry in 1689
- The names of 226 citizens of the city, in effect a census of the city at the end of the 17th century, who signed a petition condemning a Jacobite plot to assassinate King William III in 1696
- The names of 110 leaseholders within the walled city in 1738
- The names of 191 Derry men and women who were held in the County Jail on Bishop Street, from 1839 to 1856, awaiting transportation to Australia
- Reconstruction of census for Derry city during ‘the Troubles’ of 1920, extracted from Derry Almanac of 1921, which names 8,367 heads of households against their street address and house number
Derry Placenames Database is a database of 1,750 placenames as recorded in the 1901 census returns for the city and county of Derry. It includes the names of all townlands, together with street listings for all towns, in County Derry. All placenames are located by District Electoral Division, Parish, Registrar District, Poor law Union and Estate. This will result in more effective use of major Irish record sources such as 1901 and 1911 census returns, church registers, civil registers of births, marriages and deaths, the national indexes to civil birth, marriage and death registers, and estate records. Click here to view the Derry Placenames Database