Tuesday, 31 March 2015

VITAL LINK TO BALLYROE’S PAST HANDED OVER TO LIBRARY


BALLYROE SCHOOL ROLL BOOKS HANDED OVER TO
 KERRY COUNTY LIBRARY

At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O’Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.


LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library.
For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the time, received a phone call out of the blue.
“When we were organising the reunion, I was on the radio and mentioned we were searching for the roll books,” said Margaret Murphy.
“I got a phone call from CBS Clounalour and they told me that they had the roll books. It was amazing to get them, because we can see our parents and grandparents, neighbours and sisters in them. Seeing my Mother’s name in the roll book in particular was special,” said Margaret.

FOR THE FULL STORY, PLEASE GO TO

http://traleetoday.ie/vital-link-to-ballyroes-past-handed-over-to-library/


Monday, 30 March 2015

DEANSGRANGE, CO. DUBLIN, 300 HEADSTONES ADDED: IGP






300 Headstones added to Deansgrange, Co. Dublin, Headstone Records. See North Section Part 5, and St. Patrick's Section Part 21. Links to files are in March Additions on http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

IRISH ROOTS : HEALING THE EXTENDED FAMILY

MISSING SOMEONE IN YOUR FAMILY?




"One of the strongest drivers of genealogical research is the feeling of bringing back into the light individuals who have been forgotten or deliberately written out of official history. That sense of righting historic family wrongs is powerful and addictive.
Here are two stories that will illustrate why."
JOHN GRENHAM may have the answers...  Irish Roots

Sunday, 29 March 2015

MICROFILM READER REQUIRED





MICROFILM  READER REQUIRED





CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY are about to take on a large transcription project in conjunction with CLARE LIBRARY  re details from old Clare newspapers.

See….   http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/2015/03/the-biographical-index-of-clare.html


These are stored on microfilm in the Library and can be read on three readers in the public part of Local Studies. Trying to facilitate about 25 volunteers on these readers and still allow access by the general public to the machines will be difficult.

Some firms use microfilm readers that are gradually being replaced by computer-based readers. If you know of any older reader no longer required, we would love to put it to good use. Our group which covers all of Co. Clare, is a very active voluntary body. We have been in existence for almost 10 years and have published 22 books and a considerable amount of transcriptions of gravestones, out of-print directories and many other aids to those researching family histories. Our policy is to donate all our genealogy research to Clare Library, so that it can go online and be accessed by Clare people, all over the world free of charge.

You will find details of us on our website:

http://www.clareroots.org/

We would be very grateful if you could direct us to where we could locate such a machine.

Thank you.

Friday, 27 March 2015

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY : DIARY DATES


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY








Thursday the 14th of May 8.00 p.m. 
at the Old Ground (upstairs) we launch two books:




The Grotto's of Ennis & Environs by Mary Mc Mahon.

Bindon Street / Bank Place by Lucille Ellis.


Thursday 18th. June:

7.30 p.m. Mass at the Cathedral in memory of deceased Residents of St. Michael's Villas, Ennis.

Book Launch 8.15 p.m. Old Ground Hotel: 


St. Michaels Villas by Corah Hassey.

The Mayor of Ennis, 
 Johnny Flynn, will be launching all books.





THE BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF THE CLARE CHAMPION 1903-1934 Project








INDEXATION OF THE CLARE CHAMPION..

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP? PLEASE READ BELOW...











Thursday, 26 March 2015

CHECKED EVENTS LATELY?


EVENTS UPDATE






DO CHECK EVENTS TO SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW AND THEN...


http://astheywere.blogspot.com.au/p/events.html

Have you seen the Entente Florale Public Launch 2015 details?


What about this... happening on 31 March 2015...

KDHS Lecture: "Families associated with the lands west of the River Fergus in "An Leabhar Muimneach" or the Munster Book" by Dr Cathy Swift




GENEAPALOOZA: TIME TO SMILE..



TRAVELLERS IN TIME..


Tuesday, 24 March 2015

GENEAPALOOZA : TIME TO SMILE - OBSCURE RECORDS







IRISH CHATTER MARCH 2015




IRISH CHATTER...

 FROM IRISH CENTRAL....

New Irish family history resources dating as far back 1595!

Findmypast has made two exciting new collections available for tracing your Irish ancestors all the way back into the 16th century. Theses fascinating additions to Findmypast’s 90 million plus historical Irish records, include indexes of your ancestors’ wills and marriages, namely;
You can now find indexes of your ancestors’ wills and marriages on Findmypast.



All of Ireland’s Catholic Church records to go online

Tracing your Irish roots just got a whole lot easier as the National Library of Ireland is to give free online access to its Catholic Church records collection online, from summer 2015. This will enable millions of people around the world to trace their roots in Ireland.
                                          Courtesy National Library Ireland




Thousands expected to join Trinity’s free online Irish history class

Up to 17,000 people are expected to avail of a free online Irish history class offered by Trinity College Dublin. In what has become one of the world’s biggest classes in Irish history, “Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland’s History 1912-1923” is a six-week course taught online by Trinity lecturers.
Photo by: Google Images



IRISH ROOTS: GODZILLA NEXT DOOR

JOB HUNTING?




Irish Roots: Godzilla next door

When Godzilla moves in next door, some nervousness is understandable. So the recent news that Ancestry.com is looking to employ professional genealogists in Dublin has caused some very reasonable twitchiness among Irish professionals. American big business has a long history of competing independent Mom-and-Pop outfits into the ground, assimilating them and replacing them with corporate replicants. Is that what’s going to happen to Irish genealogy?
For the rest of the story, please go to...

Irish Roots: Godzilla next door

 Thanks to John Grenham...

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

CLARE CHATTER : CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS






Happy St Patrick's Day from all at Clare Roots Society. 
Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!


 




Also read below for exciting new project that will help people all over the world via Clare library website. Interested Volunteers please get in touch with the two addresses below. 



New Clare Roots Project
'Biographical Index of Clare Champion 1903-1935'

The project is a collaborative between Clare Roots Society and Clare County Library. Clare Roots Society is looking for volunteers to assist in the collection and recording of Biographical Notices published in the Clare Champion Newspaper for years 1903-1934. This information will create a searchable index to be made available on the Clare Library website for Public access when completed.
A similar project was undertaken some years ago for Clare Champion issues published for years 1935-1985 and the index is presently available on-line. The new project will complete the index for ALL Clare Champion publication years, 1903-1985. 
The editions of the newspaper can be on Microfilm spool, Microfiche and Hardcopy, located in the Local Studies Centre where the review and recording will take place. Volunteers may have events in their family history of special interest related to specific calendar years and where possible these calendar years will be assigned to them on a 'first request' basis. Transcriptions can be carried out at a time suitable for the volunteer.
Volunteers will review the newspapers for the following categories of Biographical information:


·         Birth
·         Marriage
·         Death
·         Engagement
·         Ordination
·         Obituary


Information to be collected:
·         Surname          Forename        Address           Type of Notice
The information collected will be entered into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet provided by the Project Co-ordinator. However, lack of computer skills should not preclude anyone from volunteering for this project. Collecting the information and submitting hand written lists will be of considerable benefit to the Project Team. A briefing session will be provided for those who are new to handling hardcopy archives to ensure protection of the paper copies. 
Interested researchers can volunteer by contacting the Project Co-ordinator:
Larry Parks (CRS)                                            or                                 Eric Shaw (CRS)
087 2464386 / 065 6828397                                                               087-9791955
e-mail:   cloudnet@iol.ie                                                                     cartock@gmail.com






ADDITIONAL NOTE:

This will only apply to those who can access the facilities at Clare Local Studies Centre at this stage. We may need those from the Diaspora at a later date. So, if you live in the area and are willing to help transcribe as per the article, could you please contact either of the two gentlemen listed at the bottom of the post above. Thank you.

JOHN GRENHAM: ONLINE GENEALOGY.. IS IT THE BEST EVER?






IRISH ONLINE GENEALOGY



GENEAPALOOZA: SMILE TIME...

Monday, 16 March 2015

BRISBANE IRISH FESTIVAL 6-17TH MARCH, 2015


For full details please go to 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE... BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA




BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA ...







As Queensland is said to have the highest number of Irish born or Irish descendants of any other state or territory in Australia, it seems only fitting to show you how we celebrate... always the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day...

Besides the green beer in so many pubs and the 'genuine Irish' menus, we love to join in the music and the dance .....
and perhaps just dream for awhile that we are actually in Ireland!




http://www.brisbaneirishfestival.com.au 
                                http://www.brisbaneirishfestival.com.au


 TO BE SURE, 'TIS GRAND TO BE IRISH

To be sure, 'tis grand to be Irish
to dream of the Emerald Isle
to smell the damp peat in the bog
to linger, and muse for a while..
to sip on a wee drop of Guinness
and greet every day with a smile.

For here, 'tis the land of the wee folk
who love naught but to play a good trick
for sure, you'll see them around you
as will each colleen, each Paddy, and Mick..
Be sure to hold on to your money
for maybe, your pockets, they'll pick.

But if you have the luck of the Irish
and the gift of the blarney, it's true
you'll never be wanting for friendship
for others will all come to you.
To be sure, 'tis grand to be Irish
Begorrah, I'm happy, are you?

Crissouli (c) 2006 






IGP ADDITIONS........ KILKENNY



With thanks to Ireland Genealogy Projects



Just added for Kilkenny - Tenants on the Clifden Estate, Callan - 1839 

Scroll down to March Additions.



 For further reading go to
http://www.ancestryireland.com/history-of-the-irish-parliament/constituencies/county-kilkenny/

 or simply Google
Clifden Estate, Callan
 for so much more.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

GENEAPALOOZA: TIME TO SMILE




Geneapalooza


Posted: 13 Mar 2015 06:00 AM PDT


Sometimes, the Google strategy actually works, particularly if you add a state, county or area...

WHY FAMILY HISTORY IS EXPLODING | MERIDIAN MAGAZINE

WHY FAMILY HISTORY IS EXPLODING 


One of the very many interesting sessions at the recent RootsTech 2015 Conference was presented by Dennis Brimhall, the CEO of FamilySearch International, exploring the remarkable things that are happening in the world of family history.


If, like me, you were unable to attend, you can still catch up with the context here...

Why Family History is Exploding | Meridian Magazine


This is just a small excerpt...


"Brimhall said, “People who don’t do family history say one of these things: I don’t have time. It’s too hard. I don’t know where to start. Or it’s all been done.” The question becomes how to help them overcome those objections and dive into something that is really fun, as intriguing as a mystery with ah-ha’s along the way.(It’s notable that Sherlock Holmes himself showed up at the conference.)
FamilySearch has worked to answer those objections. Before Brimhall directed FamilySearch he worked in the healthcare industry and saw that all the efforts there were made from the doctor out. The doctor’s needs were met long before the patients needs in large healthcare systems. He determined that instead FamilySearch had to be from the user in—that the most important thing to create was a friendly, accessible user experience."

 Read about the apps that are available to help in your search, find a grave site, write your own story... enjoy.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

TIME TO SMILE : GENEAPALOOZA




Now I know why  I'm missing a few ancestors !









KILRUSH AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE: THE MUNSTER BOOK BY DR. CATHY SWIFT

KDHS Lecture: "Families associated with the lands west of the River Fergus in "An Leabhar Muimneach" or the Munster Book" by Dr Cathy Swift





  • at 20:00 in UTC+01



  • Teach Ceoil, Grace Street, Kilrush County Clare








In the early 18th century, poets working for Dál Cais in Thomond and Mac Carthaigh in Desmond put together genealogical accounts to create what is called "An Leabhar Muimneach" or the Munster Book. This is a 17th century account of the main families of both areas set within the context of traditional Irish beliefs about the six ages of man and the populating of Ireland. This lecture will focus on the dicsussion of the families associated with the lands west of the River Fergus in this text. 

Dr Cathy Swift began her academic career in UCD, graduating in 1985 with double first in History and Archaeology. She won scholarships to the University of Durham, Oxford (M.Phil, D.Phil) and Konstanz. she has worked as lecturer in UCD, TCD, Maynooth, Galway and Liverpool. She specialises in early medieval Ireland from an inter-disciplinary point of view (history, archaeology, old Irish literature) and has published widely on kings, ogham stones, saints, navies, Vikings and church settlements.

Cathy currently lectures in Irish Studies in Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick).

Free for members, €5 for non-members. New members welcome.