15 April 2011

IRISH GENEALOGY NEWS: IGP, IFHF, HERITAGE CERTS

   CERTIFICATE OF HERITAGE
     The Irish government has announced that the Irish heritage certificate will be available within weeks. However, the precise nature of the certificate, its uses, and the process of obtaining one are all still a bit unclear. The requirements for proving Irish ancestry will supposedly be lower than those for Irish citizenship, but the actual proofs have not been made public. I have read that the certificate will entitle the bearer to tourism discounts. I am betting that the certificates will be a very successful  marketing gimmick for Ireland, especially since Americans are eager to display their Irish roots in any way possible. This eagerness to be more "Oirish" than the next guy is both good and bad, in my humble opinion--the bad part is when those who parade on a certain day in March don't take the time to care about their ancestral roots. I sometimes give genealogy talks to Irish American organizations, and have been amazed at how little many of these members of the "active Irish American community"  know of their own ancestry and of Ireland itself. The desire for a certificate "proving" their "Oirishness" might spur some serious family history investigations.
IRISH AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY FOUNDATION:
 CO. MONAGHAN
     On a less controversial note, the Irish American Family History Foundation has added new County Monaghan records to its online database. Don't forget that, while a limited number of searches are free on the IFHF database, the actual records are not. Also, too much searching without purchasing a record can get a person locked out of the database access.
LINK :
 IRISH GENEALOGICAL PROJECTS
     Time for the March updates for the Irish Genealogical Projects!
CLARE
--Military & Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Clare Sep 1852-May 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/military.htm
-- Photos
Castle Bunratty & Dirty Nelly's Pub est 1620
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/photos.htm
DUBLIN
-- Headstones
Mt. Jerome, Dublin Pt 20 & 21 (Over 3,000 gravestones)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm
GALWAY
--Headstones
Moylough Cemetery, County Galway (10 images)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
KERRY
-- Photos
Muckross House & Dennehy, Patrick or Coakley, Timothy
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/photos.htm
--Headstones
Kilbannivane Burial Ground (a few headstones)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
-- Military & Constabulary Records
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Kerry Jan 1852-Oct 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/military.htm
LAOIS
-- Church Records
Mount Mellick (R.C.) Baptisms M-O
Assorted R.C. Baptisms - Connor, Fitzpatrick, Kennedy
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/church.htm
LIMERICK
-- Photos
Kilfinnane, St Andrews C.of Ireland
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/photos.htm
LONDONDERRY,
--Military & Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Londonderry Sep 1852-Oct 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/derry/military.htm
LONGFORD
-- Military & Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Longford July 1852 - May 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/military.htm
MONAGHAN
--Headstones.
Glennan Presbyterian Church Graveyard - additional photos
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
--Military & Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Monaghan Sep 1852-May 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/military.htm
ROSCOMMON
--Military & Constabulary
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Roscommon Jun 1853-Oct 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/military.htm
TIPPERARY
-- Military
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Tipperary Jun 1853-Oct 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/military.htm
WICKLOW
--Headstones
Bray - St Pauls Graveyard, (CoI) (partial)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
St Patrick's Enniskerry - Part 5
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/enniskerry-ndx.htm
-- Military
Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Wicklow Sep 1852-Oct 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/military.htm