- IRISH CLIPS AND SNIPS
- BROADFORD BAPTISMS
- TRANSCRIPTIONS, incl. KILMURRY IBRICKANE BAPTISMAL REGISTERS 1839-1881 and MARRIAGES
- KILMALEY PARISH BAPTISMS, CO CLARE 1828-1882
- IRISH OBITUARIES
- THEY MADE THEIR MARK
- FROM WHENCE THEY CAME....
- GENEALOGY GATHERINGS, ITEMS OF INTEREST and LISTS
- BIRTHS, DEATHS, MARRIAGES - TRANSCRIPTIONS
- BIOGRAPHIES... GENERAL Plus CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY
- MISSING FRIENDS
Saturday, 28 April 2012
a talk called "From the Talty Farthing to the Talty Millions - Tracing your
Clare family to Dublin and beyond."
The date: Monday 30 April.
It will be at Wynn's Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1 - at 8pm
There is no charge to attend.
(Thanks for the reminder, Christina Hunt...)
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
What is the Registry of Deeds?
In 1707 the Registry of Deeds in Henrietta Street, Dublin was founded by act of the Irish Parliament to secure the transfer of land after the final conquest of Ireland by King William II (a.k.a. William of Orange or 'Good King Billy'). Its main function was to provide security of tenure for new owners of land in Ireland.
Registration or 'Memorializing' of deeds was done on an entirely voluntary basis. Memorializing involved the clerk making a complete or near complete transcript of the original sworn document. Once a document was accepted and memorialized it guaranteed full Parliamentary title to land. As this was the most secure form of ownership available, and as registered deeds of title to land had priority over unregistered deeds of title, this new system quickly became popular amongst 'old' owners of land.
- There are an estimated 600,000 deeds in the Registry of Deeds, memorialized between 1708 and 1830.
- There are a further 1.5 million deeds memorialized between 1830 and 1929
The records in the Registry of Deeds can be searched alphabetically using the Grantors Index, or geographically using the Townlands Index.
There is also a further geographical division for the principal cities, where records can be searched by a street index organised alphabetically.
From the 1820s, its possible to search the borough towns by name, thence by street.
Who is recorded in the documents held in the Registry of Deeds?
One of the very many myths in Irish genealogy is that the deeds held in the Registry of Deeds only record the Protestant Ascendancy. The records of the Registry of Deeds record the Irish middle class of every denomination present in Ireland, as well as the gentry and aristocracy.
Here you will find:
- Roman Catholics
- Anglican Catholics (otherwise Church of Ireland)
- Plymouth Brethren
All of whom at one time or another had reason to draw up contracts regarding:
- the sale, transfer or mortgage of land
- the formation, expansion or dissolution of a business or professional partnership
- marriage settlements for sisters or daughter
- registration of wills.
The people recorded here are:
- farmers, artisans and manufacturers
- businessmen and occasionally business-women
- innkeepers and ale-sellers
- professionals and property owners
If you move beyond the grantors recorded in the documents, and look at the witnesses to these deeds, you will find another class of people not usually visible in the records- small shop-keepers, school-teachers and law-clerks, who although literate, did not possess property or assets and would therefore not usually appear in the historic records.
Where you find a relevant document in the Registry of Deeds, you will usually find a great deal of evidence that you won't find in any other surviving record-set. This information will include:
- the grantor's name
- their occupation or status
- the grantor's townland or street address
- a statement of his property and/or business interests
- the name of the grantee (purchaser)
- the grantee's townland/ street address
- the grantee's status or occupation
- the names of witnesses
- the witnesses' occupation/ status and the nature of their relationship to the contracting parties
Records in the Registry of Deeds also start from 1708 onwards, so they provide much earlier and more detailed coverage, and as such these records provide a real door into the past.
Monday, 23 April 2012
Friday, 20 April 2012
Following our brief story previously, here is the summation of the Presentation Dinner.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
This first story explains a little more about the Clare 'twins'... if you are among them, I would love to hear from you about your visit, whichever way it was to and from. Did you feel as if you were in familiar territory... was there something in particular that drew you to the other Clare? Or are you planning to visit?You can contact me by going to my full profile, and scrolling down to About Me, where you can find my email address.
The second article is of general interest... I couldn't resist including it, as I have a love of theatre as well. I wish the Sliabh Aughty Drama Group well in the All Ireland Finals on the 24th April.
Both articles appeared in The Clare People. You can subscribe online if you wish to follow it.
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Another way to look for information regarding wills around the destruction
of records in 1922. A time to thank bureaucracy!
Please click on image to enlarge...
About Library Ireland
Monday, 16 April 2012
We have been working to tweak our search engine to make it easier to search the web site.
You can now search all of a county from the County Table of Contents page.
We now have a search page where you can search any of three ways from this page:
DONEGAL Genealogy Archives Births
Assorted McElhinney Births
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Parts 41 - 44
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ardbracken/Ardbraccan Graveyard (used as for Catholic & CoI burials)
Ashbourne, Immaculate Conception (R.C.) Churchyard
Athboy, St James (Church of Ireland) Cemetery
Athboy, St James (Old)
Athboy, St James (R.C.) - Plaques
Laracor, St. Peter's Church Graveyard
Summerhill, Agher Cemetery, Co. Meath
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Cemetery Records
St, James Church Of Ireland Cemetery, Athboy (completed)
St. Lawrence Cemetery [RC] Rathmore, Athboy, Co. Meath (partial)
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballinode Church - Tydavnet Parish, St Dympna's (updated)
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840-1841 Royal Irish Constabulary
ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840-41 Royal Irish Constabulary
TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Land
List of Claims - Forfeited Estates - Tipperary 1700 Pt. 3
TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Desertcreat Church of Ireland (4 headstones & sign)
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives - Land
Records Claims - 1700 (pdf) 27K Apr 2012 Mary Heaphy Wexford Archives
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives - Photos
United Irishmen Commemoration Stone - Gorey
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives
List of Claims - 1700 (pdf)
Sunday, 15 April 2012
The Shannon Region Conference & Sports Bureau and Shannon Development recognised the efforts and contribution that Clare Roots Society had made to
tourism in the Region at a gala dinner in the University of Limerick Sports Pavilion held on Friday 13 April 2012.
The award was accepted by Gerry Kennedy, Clara Hoyne and Eric Shaw on behalf of Clare Roots. The presentation was made by Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance.
Attached are some images from the event. A report of the awards and photographs will feature in the local press during the week. CRS was the sole winner from Clare.
CLARA HOYNE GERRY KENNEDY
Friday, 13 April 2012
The final event in this year's Centre for Historical Research series will take place on Wednesday 18 April (4.00-7.00 p.m.).
A symposium on 'Death and the Family' will bring together a group of distinguished speakers from Folklore, Archaeology and History:
Professor Patricia Lysaght (UCD);
Dr Georgina Laragy (NUIM);
Dr Ciara Breathnach (UL);
Dr Maura Cronin (MIC)
Finn Delaney (Eachtra Archaeological Projects).
Organiser: Dr Clodagh Tait
Venue: Mary Immaculate College, Room T2.01 (TARA Building). All very welcome.
Session 1: 16.00-17.15
Patricia Lysaght, UCD, 'The Banshee: the Irish supernatural death messenger'.
Georgina Laragy, NUIM, 'Suicide and the family in the Victorian period'
Session 2: 17.30-19.00
Ciara Breathnach, UL, '"Discretionary justice"? Evidence from coroners' courts in cases of unknown infant dead.
Maura Cronin, MIC, 'The Mount St Lawrence project'
Finn Delaney, Eachtra Archaeological Projects, 'The Historic Graves project'