Wednesday, 17 September 2014


GREAT CHANGES TO NSW BDMS... with more to come....

eFamily History Update
17 September 2014
This update has been prepared to inform you of system improvements that have been made to eFamily History, effective today 17 September 2014. These updates align with the recommendations that were presented at the NSW & ACT Association of Family History Societies on 12 September.
We have outlined the recommendations that have been implemented in relation to entering search details, and provided a brief update on progress made with the search results. Finally, we have outlined future improvements that you can expect from the Registry.
Enter search details

Search results
The search engine and the parameters that drive it have been reviewed and a number of known issues have been resolved. We have performed analysis of search results from our core system to validate that eFamily History search results are displayed with matching information.
If you do encounter an “Internal Error” message, you will notice that there are new fields available. Please enter some information about what you did prior to the error message and click Send Error Report so that we can analyse the cause of the error in more detail.
Please ensure you use the Search button rather than hit Enter on your keyboard. We have found that this can also result in error messages.
Update made 17/09/14
Change date of event range field default to Yes
Default set to 'Yes'
Marriage search -
Search can be undertaken on any
spouse name should
of the 6 name fields, plus a date
be non-mandatory
or date range.
Search on Registration Number only
"Search by number only" is a new field and defaults to No. You can select "Yes" and will only require the registration number.

For full details see the link below...

Monday, 15 September 2014

BLOGGER's DELIGHT Free Images | John Oxley Library


Immediate access to 60,000 high resolution historic and contemporary Queensland images is now available free from State Library of Queensland. Out-of-copyright and Creative Commons-licenced images can now be directly downloaded through One Search, the library catalogue.

These files are of a much higher quality than the other versions available on the catalogue, which are optimised for viewing online. The high resolution files mean each image can be viewed in great detail and provides opportunities for use in the creation of new works and in many other ways – for websites and blogs, school work, academic research and more.
Everything from early photographs of Brisbane in the 1870s to contemporary photos of the Ekka are included.
Gardens Point in Brisbane ca. 1870
Gardens Point in Brisbane ca. 1870
Download this image here.
To download high resolution images go to One Search, the library catalogue and search for images. When you find the image you want, select the Online option to view and then click on the download icon to download the image. The files are usually more than 25 mB so download time depends on network speed. There's more information about high resolution files on our website to help you consider what is the best type of file for your purpose.

To read more, please go to the link below

"We do ask that State Library of Queensland is attributed as the source when images are used.Information on attributing State Library of Queensland can be found on our website."

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

SEPTEMBER MEETING CRS- please note change of venue



Dr Matthew Potter 

of Limerick Museum and Archives

His talk will be on the Marquess Conyngham a major landed family in County Clare.

The Marquess's County Clare estate was mainly in the barony of Islands, 
parishes of Clondagad, Clare Abbey, Killone, Kilmaley and Drumcliff, the barony of Bunratty Lower. 
Mathew has written several books and articles on numerous topics 
such as Municipal government in Ireland, the history of Limerick, the Anglo-Irish landed elite, etc. 

Venue: Maguire suite in the Old Ground Hotel
Thursday 18th September at 8 p.m. 

CRS members may be interested in the
Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival in Mountshannon

on Saturday 20 September and Sunday 21 September.

"we are organising a weekend of fun and learning in Mountshannon, Co. Clare. On Saturday, you can play 17th century games, watch blacksmiths and charcoal makers, get lost in a maze or get your thrills at the sword fight.  At the same time, academic and local researchers will be talking about various aspects of the project. On Sunday, you can join us on a guided tour of the furnaces themselves."
The programme of events and speakers can be seen on the web site 

Monday, 1 September 2014


Added August 2014

GENERAL IRELAND Genealogy Archives - Education
National School Teachers 1873-1874

ANTRIM Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Milltown Cemetery, Belfast (2)

CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Photos
William FLACK b. 1810

CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Crosserlough Cemetery, Part 2 & 3

CLARE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilfenora Graveyard Part
Ennystymon Cemetery Part
Noughaval Graveyard Part

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Dispensation requests, St Eunan's Letterkenny, 1855 & 1856

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killydonnell Friary (STEWART)

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange - St. Patricks Part 18

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Cooneen; St Joseph's RC Church (partial)

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Land Records
Yearly Rent Roll - Lease of Lives 1778

KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Land
Occupiers on the 1841 Town Commissioners Map - Callan Town

KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Cemetery
Kilbride; Tombstones in Old Graveyard & Index

KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Census Substitutes
Callan; Town Commissioners Rate Book - 1844

SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constabulary Enlistees from Sligo 1849

SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Land Records
Revision Book for Carrownanty, ca. 1860-63

TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Monsea Cemetery
Killodiernan Cemetery (CoI)

TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Photo
Hanna, Sarah Anne 1885

WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Baltyboys Cemetery Part 3 - updated


Saturday, 30 August 2014



From Christina...

Just added the last set of photos taken by Mike O'Loughlin. These photos were taken at Kilfenora Graveyard. You can find them on our main page under New in August.
If anyone has all means contact me at