Tuesday, 25 April 2017

NEW GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR SOUTH MAYO





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New Gravestone Inscriptions for South Mayo
We have added an index to over 50,000 names recorded on gravestones in South Mayo to our website. These have been abstracted from the gravestones collection held at the South Mayo Family Research Centre.
The index contains the deceased person's name and graveyard; in many cases the inscription contains the date of death, address and age of the deceased.The time period covered spans most of the 19th and 20th centuries.
For a full list of the genealogical sources now online for Co. Mayo  please click here
Yours Sincerely
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Thursday, 13 April 2017

CLAREMEN & WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR






CLAREMEN & WOMEN IN THE GREAT WAR

The latest update to this amazing project is available online at


There are now over 3,000 names with:
  • The Alphabetical list - 524 pages.
  • The Where they Came From list - 560 pages.
  • Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers -155 pages.
  • Claremen in the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers - 167 pages.
  • Claremen in the 3rd to 9th Battalions Royal Munster Fusiliers -141 pages.
  • Over 100 new photos, and in depth detail of the battles in which Claremen died - Individual Profiles - 714 pages.
  • and More graves discovered in Clare related to WW1 including the new Clare Memorial - 95 pages.


Many thanks to Ger Browne and Clare Roots Society 
and Clare Library for hosting this.




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

NEW RECORDS: CASTLEPOLLARD CATHOLIC PARISH & GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS FOR CO. WESTMEATH





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New records for Castlepollard Catholic parish and gravestone inscriptions for Co. Westmeath
We have added over 6,000 new records for Castlepollard parish and various gravestone inscription records for Co. Westmeath:

Walshestown Cemetery, Mullingar, Total: 1,952

Moate Quaker Cemetery, Total: 61

Kilbeggan Cemetery, Total: 1,186

Castlepollard Baptisms 1763-1790, Total: 1,075

Castlepollard Marriages 1763-1790, Total: 301

Castlepollard Deaths 1764-1818, Total: 2,153

Some 1911 Census records.

For a full list of the genealogical sources now online for Co. Westmeath please click here
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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

TROVE PRODUCES TREASURE CHEST OF NAMES... OBITUARY MRS. C.O'GORMAN








A great find by researcher/family historian, Cathy Carley, a long time contributor to this site...

you can click on images to enlarge.

This is from the Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW: 1895-1942) Thursday 24 January, 1929

Names mentioned include ..

O'Gorman, McNamara, Sheey, O'Kelly, Considine, Harris, Moynagh, Rohan, Crowley, O'Haran, King, O'Regan, Collendar, Phelan, O'Brien, Cregan, Toomey, Barlow, Lonergan, Sheris, McAuliffe, Walsh, McDonald, McElliggot, Conoghan, Creagh, McGuire, Murphy, Lynch, O'Sullivan, McDonald, O'Farrell, Morris, McMahon, Rafferty, Farrell, Dunlea, Dunleavy, Clark, O'Brien, Fogarty, Demsey, Sheey, Clarke, Halpin, Clancy, Hill, Byrne, Smith, Dempsey, Reeve, Harrington, Bartley, Furlong, Mullin, Deely, McNally, McCarthy, Kearny, Parker, Donovan, O'Donnell, Fitzpatrick, Kelly, Kennedy, Toohey, Barlow, Christie, Cleary, McElbone, Hines...



Image courtesy of Pixabay...

ADDED TO IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ARCHIVES, MARCH, 2017










A lot of files were added in March.
*A couple of these cemeteries have graduated to having their own page
like Old Kilmeena in Mayo and St Mary, Ballygunner in Waterford. You
will see those links at the top of the page.

CAVAN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Brigid Graveyard (R.C.), Gowna
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Deansgrange Cem.
St. Anne's Section - parts 1 & 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Mt. Jerome Cem.
Parts 149-158
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx3.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Craggagh Cemetery, Foxford
Old Kilmeena Graveyard, Westport - Part 3
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Baptisms, Clones Parish Registers 1701-1704
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/church.htm

SLIGO, Sligo Cem. Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Middle Part, Section A (F-K)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/sligo-cem.htm

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Carrick-on-Suir (St Nicholas CoI)
St. Mary's (R.C.) Graveyard, Cahir
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Brackaville, Holy Trinity Church (CoI)
St Andrew's Church (CoI), Killyman
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Lismore, St. Carthage's Cathedral (Additional)
St. John's R.C. Church Waterford City.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Mary, Ballygunner - Parts 1-3
Ballinakill, St. Thomas (CoI)
Ballygunner Temple
Our Lady's R.C. Church, Carbally - Pt 1&2
St. John's R.C. Church Waterford City.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, UNKNOWN, Genealogy Archives - Newspapers
Poorhouse entries & Discharges - Assorted 1864
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/news.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Macreddin Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

UNKNOWN, Genealogy Archives - Memorial Cards
"Found in Ireland"
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/unknown/memorials.htm


Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects

Monday, 3 April 2017

ONE THOUSAND POSTS! THINK HOW LONG THE FENCE WOULD BE...



and that doesn't count all the individual entries done on each page!

Thank you all for your support, and to those who have contributed items, transcriptions, stories or perhaps just planted the seeds of an idea for me to develop into a story..
THANK YOU...
I couldn't have done this without you.


I hope that many of you have discovered something you didn't know before from here..
or at least, have learnt how to go about researching your Irish ancestors or have just enjoyed learning more about Ireland, Irish culture and history or have simply taken a break to read some posts over time.
Do remember to use the search bar at the bottom of the page, the posts archive in the side column and if you have questions, feel free to ask via comments, or via the email address in About Me.

Contributions are much appreciated 
as are comments. 
Thank you all.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

NEW BAPTISMAL AND MARRIAGE RECORDS Rathangan Catholic parish, Co. Wexford



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New Baptismal and Marriage records for Rathangan Catholic parish, Co. Wexford
Plus NEW SEARCH FEATURE!
We have added to www.wexford.rootsireland.ie the transcripts of the registers of the Catholic parish of Rathangan, Co. Wexford:
Baptisms: 1803 – 1892 
Marriages: 1803 – 1806 and 1813 – 1890
For a full list of sources for Co. Wexford please click here
New SEARCH Feature! Users can now search using baptismal sponsors', marriage witnesses' or burial informants' names. 
Remember our special offer on annual subscriptions ends on 27 March 2017. See our current rates here.
Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie
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Friday, 17 March 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY - 20TH APRIL - IRISH SURNAMES..DR. PAUL MacCOTTER





Thursday 20th April
8pm Old Ground Hotel
Lecture By Dr. Paul MacCotter

Dr. Paul MacCotter will talk on Irish Surnames with emphasis on some Clare Surnames.

 Paul MacCotter, MA, Ph.D. teaches genealogy, family history, and medieval history in University College Cork and the University of Limerick.  

Since 1993 he has published widely in the fields of Genealogy Family History, Medieval History, History of Government and Church History. 

He has won prestigious research fellowships and published widely in his areas of specialty, He has written three books, has two more in press, and has made forty six contributions to various peer-reviewed journals, academic journals, and populist magazines, and has another six in press. 

He lectures regularly at academic and family history conferences and seminars. His book, Medieval Ireland: Territorial, Political and Economic divisions (Four Courts Press, 2008), is the standard reference work on the subject.


He is a contributor to the Irish Roots genealogical magazine, the Irish Genealogist academic journal, and the Irish Lives Remembered e-magazine. 

Dr MacCotter is also a genealogy lecturer at university level, currently with the Irish Ancestry Research Center of the University of Limerick and the Centre for Adult Continuing Education of University College Cork.


 

ST. PATRICK'S DAY, BRISBANE, 2017






It has always seemed strange that the St. Patrick's Day parade in Brisbane, Qld, is held on the Saturday before the actual day, but then again, more of us are able to attend. 

These are a few photos I took a few years back at a pre St. Patrick's Day fair... you can see the album here..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/crissouli/albums/72157629187036458

Very popular for selfies...













© crissouli2010


Best soda bread..


To keep the licensing commission happy, those drinking were in an enclosed area... needless to say, it was packed.

© crissouli2010











This year has been no exception...the parade started and ended near the entrance to the Botanic Gardens. While all the expected groups are involved in the parade, many may not know about one group, who look forward to this great celebration each year, the descendants of those who came out from Ireland on the Erin-Go-Bragh over 150 years ago. You can read about the original passenger list and journey here...

Bev Kerlin's Erin Go Bragh

and read about last Saturday's celebrations in a great article by the 
Brisbane Times... here is an extract..

St Patrick's Day Parade: Descendants of Irish immigrants celebrate contribution to Brisbane colony

They were the immigrants who helped to kick-start Brisbane's economy, fleeing from persecution in their homeland and building local farms to grow the newly established colony more than 150 years ago.
On Saturday, descendants of some of the 373 Irish settlers who arrived on the Erin-Go-Bragh in 1862 commemorated their ancestors' hard work during the annual St Patrick's Day Parade.
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An estimated crowd of more than 1000 took to the city, with marching bands, classic cars, dance groups and endless singing and dancing.

Among the crowds was the band of descendants of those settlers who braved the dangerous voyage from Cobh in Ireland to Brisbane's shores.

Chris Kelly, a fifth-generation Australian descendant of immigrants on the Erin-Go-Bragh, said the ship was one of the first Irish settler vessels to arrive in Brisbane. 

Mr Kelly's great-great-great-grandfather Charles, wife Mary, their children as well as one grandchild were on the ship.

The Erin-Go-Bragh made the journey to Queensland after the Vatican appointed a new Bishop of Brisbane, who saw surrounding farmland wasn't being used.

At the same time, in the village of Geashill in central Ireland, local farmers had felt the force of a different change in power.

The Lord in charge of the area had died and he had been lenient on the local hard-working farmers, allowing them extra time to pay their rent.

However, his successor wasn't as sympathetic and kicked-off all of the poor farmers and gave their land to wealthier farmers, so the new ruler of the area could pay death duties to the government.
The new Bishop of Brisbane knew of the Irish farmers' plight, and arranged for the Erin-Go-Bragh to bring 430 passengers, most of them farmers, out to Queensland to work on the under-utilised land.
The journey across to the other side of the world was treacherous, with 53 passengers not surviving.
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The ship encountered severe weather, possible sabotage which saw a leak develop and require constant pumping, and took twice as long as expected to reach Queensland – more than six months.
"These mainly impoverished Catholic immigrants also faced significant discrimination and opposition upon their arrival," Mr Kelly said.
"They settled all around south-east Queensland and among their numerous descendants are former World Number One tennis player Pat Rafter, former Queensland Attorney-General and noted historian Denver Beanland and John Burke who lends his name to Captain John Burke Park under Brisbane's iconic Story Bridge.
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Full story here..


Great photos here..




So however you celebrate today, may it be with happiness and pride in your Irish ancestry... and even if you only claim it once a year, we won't tell anybody!

Lá Shona Fhéile Pádraig!

Irish images courtesy of Pixabay.

Friday, 3 March 2017

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS ARCHIVES : February, 2017







The newest additions to Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives:
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CARLOW, Genealogy Archives - Land
Leases For Co. Carlow - "The History And Antiquities of County Carlow"
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/carlow/land.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killybegs (R.C.) Graveyard
Kilmonaster Old Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Capuchin Burial Ground aka Cabbage Cemetery
Deansgrange Cem. St. Mogue's Section, Pt. 3
Deansgrange Cem., St. Mogue's Section, Pt. 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

KILKENNY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Jerpoint Abbey, Thomastown
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LEITRIM, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killegar (CoI) Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Granard, New Cemetery (R.C.)
St. John's (CoI) Ballinalee
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Old Kilmeena Graveyard  Pt 2, Westport
Keelogues Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/kilmeena-ndx.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church
Baptisms, Clones Parish Registers 1682-1688
Baptisms, Clones Parish Registers 1692-1694
Marriages, Clones Parish Registers 1682-1693
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/church.htm

TYRONE, Dunamanagh, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Patrick's Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WATERFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Cross (R.C.) Graveyard, Killea A-M & Mc-W
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Newspaper
Assorted Tidbits From Wexford Independent, 12 Oct 1864
Poorhouse Entries And Discharges July 17, 1861
Relief of the Poor, Barony of Shilmalier, 27 May 1846
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/news.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Tintern Abbey Old Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY: CLAIRE BRADLEY : “CIVIL REGISTERS - THE GAME CHANGER”







CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY 

Lecture 
by 

Claire Bradley


Thursday 16th March 8pm 
Old Ground Hotel

CIVIL REGISTERS - THE GAME CHANGER”

How online access to the civil registers has forever changed Irish genealogy

The General Register Office holds all official records 
of Irish births, deaths and marriages,
Civil Registration Service plays an important role in the lives of Irish people; it is responsible for helping people to register their children's births, along with marriages, civil partnerships and deaths.

The Lecture will cover information on.


Claire Bradley is a Dublin-based professional genealogist.  
She holds a Certificate in Family History from UCD and is the current chairperson of the Irish branch of the Irish Genealogical Research Society.  

IGP ADDITIONS FEBRUARY, 2017









Unusual inscription font for this headstone to the
Barry/Power family of Leperstown. In Killea graveyard,
Dunmore East, County Waterford.
Photo courtesy Valerie Ackroyd and IGPArchives.
Click image for enlarged view.


CARLOW Genealogy Archives - Land
Leases For Co. Carlow - "The History And Antiquities of County Carlow"

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killybegs (RC) Graveyard
Kilmonaster Old Graveyard

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem., St. Mogue's Section, Pt. 2

LEITRIM Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killegar (CoI) Graveyard

LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Granard, New (RC) Cemetery 

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Old Kilmeena Graveyard  Pt 2, Westport

MONAGHAN Archives - Church
Baptisms, Clones Parish Registers 1682-1688

TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Patrick's Graveyard, Dunamanagh

WATERFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Cross (RC) Graveyard, Killea

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

ARMAGH DIOCESE MARRIAGE LICENCE BONDS 1727 - 1845 NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE




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Armagh Diocese Marriage Licence Bonds 1727 - 1845
From its creation as the Established Church in the second half of the 16th century up to the Court of Probate Act of 1857, the Church of Ireland was responsible for legally administering some aspects of vital life events such as registering marriage bonds and licences for those people who did not want to marry by banns. These were usually registered, but mot always, in the diocese of the bride's local parish. 
Marriage Licence Bonds were an alternative to marriage banns. Both were designed to prevent clandestine marriages. Banns were read in both the bride's and groom's parish on three consecutive Sundays to allow anyone knowing a reason that the marriage should not go ahead to come forward. Marriage licence bonds worked slightly differently. They allowed a couple to go to court and pay a sum to sign a witnessed declaration that the marriage was free to go ahead. Before 1858 marriage licence bonds were exclusively handled by the ecclesiastical courts of the Church of Ireland.
These new additions to armagh.rootsireland.ie are the indexes of marriage licence bonds taken through diocesan and prerogative courts across Ireland. Copies were kept by the Public Records Office but many were destroyed in the explosion during the Irish Civil War in 1922. These bonds may offer a rare opportunity to find your Irish ancestors before the 19th century. Dating back as far as 1727 they are an invaluable resource for many family historians.
Each record contains a transcript of the original register. The amount of information varies, but you can find out the following about your County Armagh ancestor: Name, Name of spouse, Year of marriage.
This is an ongoing computerisation project and we have released the records for the surnames beginning with the letters from A-L. These will contain many other marriages for surnames beginning with letters between M-Z if they married someone who surname began with the letters from A-L. Most marriage bonds will appear twice in our records as they were recorded by both married parties surnames.
We hope to complete the outstanding records in the near future; however, we offer a manual search service for these non computerised records for a nominal fee and full details can be obtained contacting Armagh.Ancestry@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk


For a full list of sources for County Armagh please click here


Yours Sincerely
rootsireland.ie
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