Friday, 5 February 2016

GET OUT THOSE DANCING SHOES...CATHOLIC PARISH REGISTERS TO COME ONLINE






















We've all heard the rumours, but now they are spreading like wildfire as they have been confirmed by FIND MY PAST...

I'll be holding my breath for the next few weeks as that's when the 

IRISH CATHOLIC PARISH REGISTERS 

will be available online through 
FIND MY PAST Ireland 
and through World FMP subscriptions. The transcriptions will be linked to the images. Read the details carefully as not all from the range suggested are available, but who are we to quibble?

Thanks to Claire Santry for the confirmation of what has been bubbling around for some time, with bubbles bursting all over the place at the moment...

FindMyPast to release Irish RC parish registers collection in March



Definitely time to do a happy dance...



           








REFLECTIONS FROM HOME AND ABROAD, TULLA













There are many groups and organisations working hard to bring Irish history and historical records to the public.


Ireland Reaching Out is just one of them.  

TULLA REACHING OUT  
has just launched a new book, 

"REFLECTIONS FROM HOME AND ABROAD"

 It's comprised of various articles, Irish history, Irish proverbs  and items of general interest. 

For full details, please click on the image below to enlarge.









Thursday, 4 February 2016

TURNPIKE MEMORABILIA WANTED... BY FLAN HEHIR OF McNAMARA PARK











CAN YOU HELP?

Flan Hehir 
in partnership with
Clare Roots Society
is appealing for photographs, 
documents, invoices, or
anything to do with Turnpike Road and 
areas mentioned below, for a new book
on the history of the area, old and new, 
following on from the success of the booklet
published last year.

Full details in the clipping below,
including contact details. 

Please click on image to enlarge.



Tuesday, 2 February 2016

NEWS FLASH..IRISH CERTIFICATES NEWS...





From the always in the know, Claire Santry...
.. and it's not even CHRISTMAS ...
Civil registration of births: Sit down for this one! I am told by a reliable but unofficial source that all the historical birth certificates (ie minumum 100-years-old) are going to join IrishGenealogy.ie in the not-too-distant future. Yes: full-on images of birth certificates. They're going to be available free of charge. That's a surprise, eh? Timing wise, I haven't the faintest, but the certificates have been prepared and scanned. It appears there's only the upload to deal with before this unexpected bonanza arrives. Will the same happen with the marriage and death certificates? I haven't been told this is the case, but it would be odd to upload the births in isolation, so I'm expecting the full trio, subject to the 75-year and 50-year cut-offs. It may be that they'll all appear at the same time, which could make not-too-distant not-too-imminent.
- See more at:


http://www.irishgenealogynews.com

Thanks to Claire Santry for this...




Monday, 1 February 2016

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY PRESENTS...... DR CONOR REIDY










Our February 18th talk is by Dr Conor Reidy in the Old Ground Hotel at 8pm.
The State Inebriate Reformatory: How Ennis became the centre of the war on criminal drunkenness in the early twentieth-century Ireland
The Irish State Inebriate Reformatory was opened at Ennis local prison in county Clare in 1900 for the punishment and reform of habitual criminal drunkards. The reformatory came about as a result of the Inebriates Act 1898 and during a period when British penal administrators were becoming more open to experimentation. The reformatory at Ennis was one of four such institutions that opened in Ireland between 1900 and 1910, the other three being operated by clerical orders, local authorities and philanthropists.
Dr. Conor Reidy is the author of two monographs on penal reform in early twentieth-century Ireland. Ireland’s ‘moral hospital’: the Irish borstal system 1906-1956 was published by Irish Academic Press in 2009 and Criminal Irish Drunkards: the inebriate reformatory system 1900-1918 was published by The History Press Ireland 2014. For eight years he lectured in local and family history at the University of Limerick. In 2015 he joined the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland as a Historical Researcher.



Saturday, 30 January 2016

ENECLANN FREE WORKSHOP - FEATURING AILEEN WYNNE









AILEEN WYNNE



Expert Workshop for CPD: February 2016

We have a fantastic programme of speakers and subjects lined up for the 2016 series of Expert Workshops.

Some of it has never been seen, or tried before in public!
Ask me more, in person.

In February our guest speaker is

AILEEN WYNNE




Aileen will present...

THE SCIENCE (AND ART) OF PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS.

This month the Expert Workshop series focuses on public speaking. The natural environment for genealogists and family historians is a library, study or archive. So how do we prepare when we have to give a presentation: at a society monthly meeting or conference? In this workshop Toastmaster Aileen Wynne shares winning strategies and handy tips in the art (and science) of public speaking.


Saturday 13th February 2016.
Venue: Boardroom, Eneclann Ltd., 
#5 Whitefriars, Aungier St., Dublin 2

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Aileen has been working on her family history and genealogy for over 20 years.  
She completed the Certificate in Genealogy/Family History in 2004 and was awarded a diploma in Genealogy from U.C.D. in 2006.
She is an active member of the Clare Roots Society and is looking forward to their conference in September 2016.
 She has been a member of AIB Toastmasters for 18 years, representing the club at area and division level. 
When not hunting dead people, she can be found 'shooting dancers' as the official photographer for DanceSportIreland



Join us afterwards for refreshments in the cafe at Avalon House.

These are FREE ticketed events. To apply for tickets please email

expertworkshop@eneclann.ie


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ..FREE ACCESS TO FUNERAL RECORDS OF J. & C. NICHOLS LTD, DUBLIN




CONGRATULATIONS TO 
IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS 
for yet again bringing a great number of records to 
all who seek them, for free.



The Nichols Funeral Records project is finished. Search 20 years of records from 1919-1939. Fascinating!









Thanks to Gus Nichols who graciously allowed us to transcribe his ledgers, we have now completed our project to add funeral records from J. & C. Nichols Ltd, Dublin to our online database. These records cover 1919-1939. So, 20 years of funerals!
You can see these here:
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/cemeteries/nichols.htm

Our gratitude also goes to Joyce Tunstead who photographed and transcribed the smaller accounts & to Valerie Ackroyd who transcribed the the Nichols records. It was a big project for both of them.