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13 May 2010

WHAT'S NEW IN ONLINE IRISH GENEALOGY?

     This week it's time to catch up with what's new online in the field of Irish genealogy.
     First, a source that is going to disappear very quickly so visit it NOW:  ADAM'S Auctions will be auctioning letters written during the famine years. The auction's online catalog gives detailed descriptions of each letter, including many names. The letters are a heartbreaking glimpse into the Great Hunger (An Gorta Mor).
ADAM'S AUCTION CATALOG
     Next, a reminder to researchers to check the IRISH GENEALOGY PROJECT (IGP) pages at least once a month for new files that have been added. In April, the IGP added the following:
CO. CLARE (Photos of Quin Friary; Returns of deaths for Lahinch, Moymore, and Sandfield Auxiliary Workhouses)
CO. DOWN (Rent Roll 1749 Estate of Captain Ross)
CO. DUBLIN ( Deansgrange Cemetery; photos of Crinken St. James and Shankill St. Anne's;  directory of Apothecaries 1791-1829; Dublin Gazette list of Fugitives for Debt 1730-1)
CO. FERMANAGH (photos of St. Tierney's in Roslea)
CO. GALWAY (Kilclooney Cemetery)
CO. KILDARE (4 Dec 1739 Fugitives for debt)
CO. KILKENNY (Kilkenny landowners 1870's)
CO. MONAGHAN (Kilmore Church of Ireland graveyard)
CO. TIPPERARY ( Evictions 7 Sept 1885)
CO. WICKLOW (photos of Bray Methodist Church; headstones of Burgage Cemetery in Blessington)
CO. WESTMEATH (headstones of Multifarnham Cemetery)
LINK TO IGP
     The IRISH FAMILY HISTORY FOUNDATION (IFHF) has added more records to its online database. For those researchers who have not yet used the IFHF database, it contains over 40 million Irish (Northern Ireland and Republic) birth/baptism, marriage, and death records. The search is free but returns only a limited glimpse of the records--viewing the details of each record costs 5 euro. The IFHF has recently added Co. Wicklow Church of Ireland records, Derry City gravestone inscriptions, and Inishowen (Northeast Donegal) records.
LINK TO IFHS DATABASES
     Finally, I want to give a "shout out" to a fantastic personal family history site created by John Meehan. His Meehan pages are a wonderful collage of names, records, photographs, and stories. His site also includes other family names such as Doyle, 0'Connor, and Lynch.
LINK TO MEEHAN AND CONNECTED FAMILY PAGES
     HAPPY ANCESTOR HUNTING!