Thursday, 29 January 2015

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECT ARCHIVES Jan 2015






IGP Headstone Project




This is a great site totally run by volunteers, to whom we are very grateful. 
Here are just a few of the January additions...





January Additions

ANCESTRAL ROOTS IN IRELAND'S WEST?

FOR YOUR INTEREST...



IFHF


Did your ancestors come from the west of Ireland?

We have the most complete database of records of Irish Catholic parish records in the world; our databases were compiled from the original parish registers by local people. Our databases also contain many other local sources.
Connacht is one of the provinces of Ireland and is situated in the west of the country. The name Connacht comes from the medieval ruling dynasty, the Connacht, later Connachta, whose name means 'descendants of Conn', from the mythical King Conn of the Hundred Battles. It is the smallest of the four provinces of Ireland and is comprised of the counties of Mayo, Galway, Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo.
Connacht has the greatest number of native Irish speakers at between 5–10% (40,000–55,000) of the population. The highest point of Connacht is Mweelrea (814 m), in County Mayo. The largest island in Connacht (and Ireland) is Achill. The biggest lake is Lough Corrib. Much of the west coast (e.g. Connemara and Erris) is ruggedly inhospitable and not conducive for agriculture. It contains the main mountainous areas in Connacht, including the Twelve Bens, Maumturks, Mweelrea, Croagh Patrick,Nephin Beg, Ox Mountains, and Dartry Mountains. Killary Harbour, one of only three fjords in Ireland, is located at the foot of Mweelrea. Connemara National Park is in County Galway. The Aran Islands, featuring prehistoric forts such as DĂșn Aonghasa, have been a regular tourist destination since the 19th century. Inland areas such as east Galway, Roscommon and Sligo have enjoyed greater historical population density due to better agricultural land and infrastructure.
There are seven county genealogy centres based in Connacht. The centres are community based family history centres that have been compiling local sources since the 1980s.
Mayo North Family History Centre, Enniscoe, Castlehill, Ballina, Co. Mayo.
Email: northmayo@gmail.com
Web: www.northmayogenealogy.com and www.mayo.rootsireland.ie

Mayo South Family History Centre, Main St., Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.
Email: soumayo@iol.ie
Web: www.mayoancestors.com/default.aspx and www.mayo.rootsireland.ie

Galway Family History Society West, St. Joseph's Community Centre, Shantalla, Co. Galway.
Email:galwayfshwest@eircom.net
Web: www.galwayroots.com and www.galwaywest.rootsireland.ie

East Galway Family History Society, Woodford Heritage Centre, Woodford, Loughrea, Co. Galway.
Email: galwayroots@eircom.net
Web: www.galwayroots.com and www.galwayeast.rootsireland.ie

Co. Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Society, Aras Reddan, Temple St., Sligo.
Email: heritagesligo@eircom.net
Web: www.sligoroots.com and www.sligo.rootsireland.ie

Leitrim Genealogy Centre, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim.
Email: leitrimgenealogy@eircom.net
Web: www.leitrimroots.com and www.leitrim.rootsireland.ie

Roscommon Heritage & Genealogy Company, Church Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon.
Email: info@roscommonroots.com
Web: www.roscommonroots.com and www.roscommon.rootsireland.ie

All of the above centres will undertake commissioned family history research. The researchers in the centres have worked in their counties for many years and have detailed knowledge of the local sources, places and people. They will be able to assist you with any questions you may have about locating ancestors in their counties.
You can also search the each county's database on rootsireland.ie by purchasing a subscription. A list of the SOURCES currently online for each is available at
www.rootsireland.ie/ifhf/generic.php?filename=sources.tpl&selectedMenu=sources

Friday, 23 January 2015

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY... BOOK LAUNCH ... ST. MICHAEL'S VILLAS, ENNIS WITH CORA (HAHESSY) McNULTY





CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY


Cora (Hahessy) McNulty 

 wish to announce

the forthcoming launch of the book on St. Michael's Villas, Ennis on the 18th June 2015 at 8.15p.m. in the Old Ground Hotel. 

The launch will be preceded by Mass for Deceased Residents and Friends of St. Michael's at Ennis Cathedral celebrated by Fr. Tom Ryan, past resident of St. Michael's, at 7.30 p.m.  








FREE ACCESS TO AUSTRALIAN RECORDS till Monday

                                








                                    http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/au/australia2015







Thursday, 22 January 2015

IRISH FAMILY HISTORY DAY



To add to IRISH FAMILY HISTORY DAY, these are just some of the records added today from FMP.AU...








I would love to hear if you discover some new and interesting facts. Note, I have no affiliation with Find My Past and it is a paid site.

THE PARISHES OF COUNTY CLARE



I have often mentioned the always interesting Co Clare Library blog... this is yet another good reason to follow it...


The Parishes of County Clare








(c) Clare Library


Most of the genealogical and geographical information on Clare County Library’s website is arranged by civil parish. The reason for this is that between the 17th and early 20th centuries, the civil parish was the territorial unit used by government for its land surveys and censuses. Click here for a list of the civil parishes of Clare, and they are mapped here... They are divided into townlands, the smallest territorial unit, and are arranged into Baronies, the largest unit in the county system. Civil parishes are no longer in use for administrative purposes.





To read the full article,  please go to the link below.




Apologies to those who received what should have been the draft post earlier...