Friday, 27 February 2015

IGP REACHES YET ANOTHER MILESTONE











Congratulations to IGP, a great achievement... 

"We just went over 70,000 headstones in the IGP Archives - Headstone Project. All were submitted by people like YOU! Thanks to all our contributors smile emoticon

 http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/headstones.htm     "

You, too, can contribute if you would like to... then your family headstones will be available for all to see.


Thursday, 26 February 2015

GENEAPALOOZA: TIME TO SMILE

Geneapalooza:

Courtesy of Esto Frigus




         For more of this great strip, please click on the image at the end of the left hand column.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Saturday, 21 February 2015

SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT COUNTY CLARE?





SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS ABOUT COUNTY CLARE? SEE OUR VISITORS' BOOK AND CLARE PAST FORUM
// CLARE COUNTY LIBRARY BLOG

If you have queries about Clare history or genealogy it's worth checking out the Visitors' Book and the Clare Past Forum on Clare County Library's website. The Visitors' Book contains comments and questions from visitors to the library website with answers provided by Clare County Library staff. In the Clare Past Forum answers are provided by other forum users, many of whom are very knowledgeable about Clare matters. You might just find your question has already been asked and answered...
See http://www.clarelibrary.ie/eolas/guests.htm and
http://www.ourlibrary.ca/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=1
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N.B. reposted from Co Clare library blog

Friday, 20 February 2015

KDHS LECTURE: SAME "COASTAL ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE OF CO. CLARE" BY RISTEARD UACROININ


KDHS LECTURE: SAME "COASTAL ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE OF CO. CLARE" BY RISTEARD UACROININ





             (c) Paul O'Brien


KDHS Lecture: same "Coastal Architectural Heritage of Co. Clare" by Risteard UaCroinin



  • at 20:00 

  • Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush County Clare



The Clare Coastal Architectural Heritage Survey is an almost comprehensive survey of structures of vernacular, engineering and architectural value, constructed over the past three centuries. 

Risteard UaCroinin is the Clare County Council, Architectural Conservation Officer / Archaeologist. He has published widely on the heritage of County Clare. His talk will have a special focus on the Architectural Heritage of Kilrush and west Clare.

Free for members, €5 for non-members. 

New members are always welcome.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

CLARE CHATTER......GREAT NEW ADDITIONAL RECORDS AVAILABLE FREE

GREAT NEW ADDITIONAL RECORDS AVAILABLE 
FREE ONLINE


Clare researchers are truly so fortunate to have so many records available to them, thanks to the dedication of so many volunteers.

 Feel like a banquet of knowledge?

 Then here they are....


[New material added in February 2015 including 100 years of reports on the war from Clare newspapers, individual profiles of soldiers and an article on the war by Peadar McNamara.]

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Then, as if that isn't enough, 
John Mayer 
has made a further 
massive contribution by transcribing 
Co Clare Baptisms, Kilmaley Parish
covering the years from
1832-1843.

 These are also available free online at Clare Library

BAPTISM RECORDS (COMPLETE) FOR KILMALEY PARISH, 1832-1843

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 Beryl Meehan 
has also donated the following 
Kilmaley Parish Records




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 There is so much more to see at 


also








Tuesday, 17 February 2015

ENNIS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARD 5TH MARCH, 2015



As part of this years Ennis People of the Year Awards on the 5th of March next,  Larry Brennan of Clare Roots Society will be giving an illustrated presentation on the Historical Houses of Ennis.

From Greenpark at one end of the Town to Clonroad House at the other, Larry will tell us about the people and place associated with these houses & homes. We will hear about the MacBeths of  Clarence Hall & Harmony House and many more. The venue is the new Maria Assumpta Hall attached to the Parish Office at 8.00 p.m.

A Clarence Hall, B Harmony Row, c Clonroad House



CLARE CHATTER - FEB. 2015

OUT AND ABOUT IN CLARE


REMINDER
Thursday 19th February 2015, 8pm, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis Tracing your Ancestors - Beginning Your Family History

The desire to delve into the history of your family can be triggered by various events, a family bereavement, a marriage and the joining of two families, a new baby bringing a new generation and new grandparents, retirement and the need to fill your leisure time, or the more challenging discoveries. Whatever triggered an interest in the subject, it is always wise to start with the known facts and verify these by obtaining the proof in the civil or Church records.
Everyone starting their family history these days instantly turns to the internet. It is essential however that a new researcher know where to look. Maybe you have encountered a barrier in your genealogy research and you need help to find a brick wall solution. If you have exhausted all other possibilities why not come along to the Old Ground Hotel at 8 pm  on Thursday the 19th of February and get help and guidance from experienced members of Clare Roots Society. This is open to non CRS members too.
It would assist if those with particular research requests could forward these prior to the night to to facilitate prior investigations into the query.





Kilrush & District Historical Society lecture, Tue 24 Feb 2015 20:00 to 23:00, Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush County Clare: "Coastal Architectural Heritage of Co. Clare" by Risteard UaCroinin.
The Clare Coastal Architectural Heritage Survey is an almost comprehensive survey of structures of vernacular, engineering and architectural value, constructed over the past three centuries. Risteard UaCroinin is the Clare County Council, Architectural Conservation Officer / Archaeologist. He has published widely on the heritage of County Clare. His talk will have a special focus on the Architectural Heritage of Kilrush and west Clare. Free for members, €5 for non-members. New members are always welcome.
See also www.kdhs.ie for the Kilrush & District Historical Society website.
THE ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOVE COURTESY OF THE CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY WEBSITE, THANKS TO PADDY CASEY...


REMINDER

Click on link (line above) for full details...

Saturday, 14 February 2015

ONLINE EXHIBITION: NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA

With thanks to Chris Paton, link below...

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Online exhibition: Northern Ireland and the History of Australia
// British GENES (British Genealogy News and Events)

It's amazing the things you keep finding on sites that you think you know like the back of your hand! I've just found an interesting online exhibition on the Public Record of Northern Ireland website entitled North to South: Northern Ireland and the History of Australia, available via www.proni.gov.uk/index/exhibitions_talks_and_events/online_exhibitions1/north_to_south_northern_ireland_and_the_history_of_australia.htm.

If you have Northern Irish connections in Oz, it's well worth checking out - topics include Convict Settlement, Ned Kelly, Free Settlement, The Workhouse Orphans, The Gold Rush, Australia Bound, Building The Cities, Who's Who, and Ulster Place Names Transplanted in Australia.

Chris Paton

FINDMYPAST AND BILLIONGRAVES ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP


Thanks to Thomas McEntee for this..

---- site via link below...

Findmypast and BillionGraves announce partnership to make rich historical content accessible to everyone for free
// GeneaPress


Industry leaders are working together to make more than 12 million grave markers available to everyone, making it easier for families to discover their unique story for free.

Salt Lake City, Utah, 13 February 2015. Findmpast and BillionGraves announced today that they will partner to add more than 12 million grave marker indexes to family history websites mocavo.com and findmypast.com. With the shared goal of making family history more accessible to everyone, this unique content will be available on all three websites for free.

New records: 12 million grave marker indexes available for free

The partnership will offer all Findmypast and Mocavo subscribers free access to more than 12 million headstone records including GPS tagged headstone indexes and images that will link back to BillionGraves.com.

BillionGraves preserves precious records found in cemeteries throughout the world, using modern technology to capture images of headstones with their GPS locations so users from across the world can access those records anywhere.

Findmypast is making it easier for everybody to discover their family history. The BillionGraves mission complements that goal, and along with Findmypast's commitment to offer more free data and innovative search tools, the BillionGraves partnership will make it easier for everybody to explore their family's story and bring their past to life.

The two organizations will also work together to provide other initiatives that will help make family history and preservation efforts more accessible to the entire community.

See link for full details...





About Findmypast

Findmypast is an international leader in online family history and genealogy research with customers and operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia. Its searchable online archive includes over two billion family history records, from parish records and censuses to migration records, military collections, historical newspapers, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) and lots more. For members around the world, the site is a crucial resource for building family trees and making family connections.


See link for full details...





About BillionGraves

With more than 12 million GPS headstone records created by more than 140,000 volunteers in just 3 short years, BIllionGraves is the largest resource for GPS gravestone and burial record data on the web. BillionGraves collection reaches every country and supports 25 languages for desktop, iOS, Android, and now Windows phones making it the most versatile application for genealogists all over the world. BillionGraves' mobile GPS tracking technology in its mobile applications perpetuates this progress, bringing a wealth of genealogical information right to your fingertips.





SOME QUESTIONS JUST HAVE TO BE ASKED..



Saturday, 7 February 2015

IRISH PASSPORTS AND HOW TO GET ONE




Ireland is ranked among some of the most powerful in the world when it comes to passports. While Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom’s passports allow access to 173 countries Ireland’s comes just four slots below with access to 170.
To see the rankings, please go to
http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/travel/Irish-passport-among-most-powerful-in-the-world.html


HOW TO GET AN IRISH PASSPORT

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/how-to-get-an-irish-passport-130522453-237778381.html


THANKS TO IRISH CENTRAL...


NEW IN JANUARY 2015 - IRELAND GENEALOGY ARCHIVES







New in January  - Ireland Genealogy Archives
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Croghan, Presbyterian Church Cemetery
& Swanlinbar, Church of Ireland
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
Additional memorial cards
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/memorials.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Doonbeg Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Doonmore Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CLARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Shanakyle Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

CORK, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
Additional memorial cards
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cork/memorials.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Photos
Group Photo - RUSSELL, Beatrice, Marion & GOULDING, Eva
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives, - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem. St. Patrick's Section, pt 20
& Deansgrange Cem. St. Brigids Section, pt 10
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
Additional memorial cards
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/memorials.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
Genealogy Archives -Assorted Death records - 1869
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/deaths.htm

LIMERICK, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Cappagh Graveyard (near Askeaton)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilteevan Cemetery Additions (McCANNS)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
Additional memorial cards
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/memorials.htm

With thanks to Christina...

Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
https://twitter.com/IrishGenProject
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Friday, 6 February 2015

GREAT DEALS, NEW RECORDS......






  • MARILYN ROWAN'S SUPER SATURDAYS DEAL



AN EXTRACT OF REFLECTION: BELFAST SIXTY YEARS AGO



AN EXTRACT OF REFLECTION: BELFAST SIXTY YEARS AGO: RECOLLECTIONS OF A SEPTUAGENARIAN (IN 1896)



Just to tempt you to a great read... for the complete article, please go to the link above....


Belfast Sixty Years Ago: Recollections of a Septuagenarian (in 1896)



By Rev. NARCISSUS G. BATT, A.M., Rathmullan, Co. Donegal.

DONEGALL PLACE, now full of shops, was, half-a-century ago, a quiet street of private houses. Some of them had gardens and trees in the rere, and there was quite a grove at the corner of the square where Robinson & Cleaver now have their establishment.
The residents were either merchants of the town, or country gentlemen who came to Belfast for society in winter, as fashionable people now go to London for the season. At the beginning of this century the country had hardly settled after the Insurrection, and distant journeys were tedious and costly. My father, Samuel Hyde Batt, has been a week in coming from England, and my Uncle William, when in Trinity College, used to ride to Dublin, with a groom behind carrying his luggage. There was good local society, and people were hospitable. My mother was often taken in a sedan chair to spend the evening at some neighbour's, and we gave parties in return; when, after dinner, I, as a child, was admitted to the drawing-room to be petted by the ladies, and allowed to stand by their whist-tables. There were four members of our family domiciled in Donegall Place. My father, Samuel Hyde Batt, lived at No. 6 (now Cuming Bros.'), where I was born. His brother, Narcissus,1 lived where the Royal Hotel is now till his new house at Purdysburn was finished.2 Thomas, afterwards of Rathmullan, lived at No. 4 (now Hogg's).