Wednesday, 18 October 2017

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECT ARCHIVES.. 100,000 GRAVESTONE IMAGES NOT ENOUGH...








CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? 


Not satisfied with 100,000 gravestone images, 
IGP volunteers worked tirelessly onwards 
and have now surpassed

120,000 gravestone images!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS
to all involved
and
THANK YOU

 you are giving a great gift to genealogists,
family historians and those who always
wondered where their grandparents and great grandparents rest.

 Latest List..

ARMAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymacnab Old Graveyard- McKee & McParlan


DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones





DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Anne's Section, Pt. 6
Golden Bridge Cemetery, Part 2 (D-G)
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 178


LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Headstones



TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Urney Cemetery, Parts - Completed


WATERFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones



WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones




Please support them in any way you can..











Wednesday, 11 October 2017

GLOBAL IRISH NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2017



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Minister for the Diaspora Ciarán Cannon, T.D.
Welcome to the October Global Irish Newsletter. 

The last few months have a busy period and I have been fortunate to have visited Irish communities in America and Britain. I also have a full schedule of events ahead and it is my goal to meet more Irish communities no matter where they are in the world.

I and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have also been busy responding to input received from Irish organisations and from the second Global Irish Civic Forum. As such, over the last few weeks, I was pleased to be able to launch the first Diaspora Directory and at the same time approve funding for a record number of applications for the Emigrant Support Programme. There is still much to do in the months ahead and to keep up to date on this work follow us on Twitter or visit the Global Irish Hub. 

Is mise le meas,
Ciarán Cannon
READ MINISTER CANNON'S FULL ARTICLE ›
Global Irish News and Events


Launch of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory
Following on from commitments at the second Global Irish Civic Forum, Irish Abroad Unit have launched the first edition of the Global Irish Diaspora Directory.

In total there are over 360 organisations listed in this Directory, comprising all organisations that have been funded in the last five years by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Emigrant Support Programme. In addition, any organisation that was represented at the 2015 and 2017 Global Irish Civic Forums is also included in the Directory.
FIND OUT MORE ›
Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
The annual Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad will take place next month in Áras an Uachtaráin

President Michael D. Higgins will present the Awards in what has become a showcase event of the year where outstanding members of the Irish diaspora are recognised and celebrated. 

There are ten recipients this year representing Irish communities around the world and representing different award categories
FULL ARTICLE ›
Online Passport Renewals for the Irish Abroad
For this first time online passport renewal is accessible no matter where you are in the world – all you need is a connection to the internet. This means Irish diaspora who live around the globe can now expect the same passport service as Irish citizens living in the State.

If you are an Irish citizen (over 18), living outside of Ireland and have held an Irish passport you can apply online for a renewal for a Passport Book or Passport Card. This process is fast and secure and can be completed on a mobile device or desktop.
FIND OUT MORE ›

SFI St Patrick's Day Medal
The annual Science Foundation Ireland St Patrick's Day Science Medal competition is now open for nominations.

This medal is a national recognition of the achievements of individuals who are of Irish citizenship, descent or those who have a strong and enduring connection to Ireland. The medal is traditionally awarded by the Taoiseach in Washington D.C. as part of the official St. Patrick's Day programme in March. 

The deadline for submissions is October 20th 2017.
FIND OUT MORE ›
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

6th BLOGIVERSARY!





I wonder how many of you have been with me for all these years, covering over one thousand posts and now, well over 500,000 views, which was reached on September 12, 2017.. In fact at time of writing this is now 506, 151..an extra 6,000+  in just on three weeks.

My aim for this blog has been to cover all things Irish, including the news from Clare Roots Society, which I've been part of since it's inception.

This blog consists of 12 pages.. have you explored all of them? 

There are literally thousands of transcribed BDMs, many generously donated by volunteers.. the same of newspaper clippings, covering BDMs as well as snippets of interest, including a laugh or two... once again, many of these have been donated by generous volunteers... You'll find Obituaries, Biographies, news about gatherings, reunions, meetings.. You can find great stories from the inane to the inspirational...

 The top 5 most popular posts at present are...






Top 5 pages... in no particular order..







You can search the entire blog, or at least those items that have been transcribed and typed, though not .jpgs, by using the search bar at the bottom of the page.

Contributions are gladly accepted ... such as notices re forthcoming events, transcriptions, family reunions, etc. so long as they have an Irish connection. 

If you have photos of gravestones that link back to Ireland, I am happy to post them on another of my blogs, Irish Graves... theywho sleep in foreign lands. 

The left hand column lists all my blogs, as well as links to a number of helpful sites...you can find my email address in About Me. 

Thank you all for your support.. let's wander through Irish history and see what else we can discover.



Muckross Abbey
(courtesy of Pixabay)



Monday, 2 October 2017

IGP ARCHIVES- FILES ADDED IN SEPTEMBER 2017

 





Just an update on what we have added in the last month:

CORK, Genealogy Archives - Wills
Wills from National Archives - Kew England
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cork/wills.htm

DONEGAL, Genealogy Archives - Land
Rent Rolls from the Manor of Ballyshannon 1689-1774 (Assorted dates)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/land.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cem., St. Nessan's Pts 11 & 12
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 177
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx4.htm

DUBLIN, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Inchicore, Golden Bridge Cem., A-C, Pt. 1
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church
Marriages from Springfield Methodist Circuit 1879-1928
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church2.htm

KILDARE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilshanroe Cemetery, Enfield
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

KILKENNY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Freshford, St. Lachtain's - New - Part 1 - 3
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/photos/tombstones/freshford_ndx.htm

LONGFORD, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymacormack Cemetery (R.C.) (Updated)
Newtownforbes New Cemetery (R.C.)
Newtowncashel (R.C.) Graveyard (Additional)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Burrishoole Abbey, Part 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN & FERMANAGH, Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Clones Par. Marriages 1817-1825, E. Div (Additional)
Clones Parish Registers, Burials 1817-1818 (W. Division)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/church.htm

ROSCOMMON, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Lisonuffy / Lissonuffy Cemetery (South of Strokestown)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

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

TIPPERARY, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Rock of Cashel (Additional)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Bestius Graveyard, Termonamongan Parish
Urney Cemetery, Part 1 (A-G)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WEXFORD, Genealogy Archives - Newspaper
Work House Admissions & Deaths, (Assorted Dates)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/news.htm

WICKLOW, Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilmacanogue Old Cemetery (Updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Thanks to all our volunteers!

Christina
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/
https://www.facebook.com/IrelandGenealogyProjects
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY MEETING IN SEPTEMBER




TRACING YOUR ANCESTORS
Clare Roots Society Meeting: 
Thur. 21st September, 8 pm 
'Old Ground Hotel'

BEGINNING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY


The desire to delve into the History of your family can be triggered by various events, a marriage and the joining of 2 families, a new baby bringing a new generation and new grandparents, retirement and the need to fill your leisure time or the more challenging discoveries. Whatever triggered an interest in the subject, it is always wise to start with the known facts and verify these by obtaining the proof in the civil or Church records. 

Everyone starting their family history these days instantly turns to the internet, it is essential however, that a new researcher knows where to look.

Maybe you have encountered a barrier in your genealogy research, and you need help to find a 'Brick Wall' solution. 

When you have exhausted all other possibilities, why not come along to the Old Ground Hotel at 8 pm Thursday  21st September and get help and Guidance from experienced members of Clare Root Society,   


Tuesday, 12 September 2017

HALF A MILLION...and counting...!

I'M UP IN THE AIR TODAY..

 Thank you for helping me to reach 
500,000 views...

Thank you also to all who have contributed their time and effort by sharing transcriptions, 
articles, photos, clipping, etc.
 and sharing links among their friends and communities...

 AS THEY WERE
aims to bring you all that is Irish to help you in your research
as well as of general interest.


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Saturday, 9 September 2017

CLARE ROOTS MEETING SCHEDULE - TOPICS & SPEAKERS FOR 2017 / 2018










CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY
Meeting Dates & Speakers 
Sept. 2017 - Jan. 2018

Meeting Venue:  'McGuire Room', 
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis

Time :  8:00 pm




  • 21st September 2017 -- 'Workshop on tracing your family'




  • 19th October 2017 -- 'The best of intentions' by Dr Rose Molloy

                Approaches to dealing with insanity and the insane in nineteenth- century Ireland, with particular emphasis on Ennis and Tralee District Lunatic Asylums


  • 16th November 2017 -- 'Tracing your Australian relations' by Debra Carter 


Debra Carter has worked with Ancestry Pro Genealogists in London since its inception in January last year. Her main areas of expertise are England and Australia, although She also researches Ireland, the United States, Canada and Norway.                       
She is particularly interested in the movement of people between those countries and women's stories within that. Prior to working with Pro Gen Debra owned and operated her own genealogy business in both London and Melbourne, teaching adults genealogy, researching for private clients and volunteering at a local historical society. 
Her love of genealogy stemmed from her mother's interest and early research which she took over around ten years ago. Her genealogical education includes the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and distinction completion of the Certificate in Family History from the Society of Australian Genealogists. 
Debra is also a full member of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Australia.



  • 18th January 2018 -- 'Namesakes and Nicknames'by Dr Clodagh Tait



                 Naming practices in Early Modern Ireland, 1540-1700' in Continuity and Change


"The simple annals of my parish poor": Stories from the parish registers

Clodagh Tait graduated from University College Cork with a degree in History and Folklore followed by a PhD. in History. She currently lectures in History at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, having previously worked in the University of Essex, University College Dublin, and NUI Maynooth.
Her book, Death, Burial and Commemoration in Ireland, 1550-1650, was published in 2002 and she has also co-edited Age of Atrocity: Violent Death in Early Modern Ireland (2007) and Religion and Politics in Urban Ireland, c.1500-1750 (2016). She has published articles on a wide variety of topics including commemoration, violence, martyrdom, childbirth and infant rearing, naming, religious culture, and the folklore of graveyards.
Her forthcoming  publications include an article on the social history of early modern Ireland in the second volume of The Cambridge History of Ireland, and another on emotional responses to the 1641 rebellion in M. Braddick and P. Withington's Popular Culture and Political Agency in Early Modern Ireland.