29 April 2013

NEW HBO/BBC SERIES WITH IRISH AND GENEALOGY THEMES: FAMILY TREE

    RECORDING ALERT! If you cannot watch the premiere of the new HBO comedy series FAMILY TREE on Sunday, May 12th (10:30 EDT), don't forget to set your recording device. This new series is tailor-made for family historians, especially those of us with a bit of Irish in our trees. It stars Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, who was a hit in the comedy Bridesmaids. O'Dowd plays down-on-his-luck Tom Chadwick, who inherits an odd box of family mementos. He then sets out to explore his odd and funny family connections and lineage.
  According to a press release, co-creator Jim Piddock explains, "We use the genealogy as an excuse to go into different worlds."
     Just watch the trailer--you will laugh!
HBO Family Tree web page:   http://www.hbo.com/family-tree
Family Tree will also be presented on BBC TWO: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/family-tree.html

    

28 April 2013

UPDATES FROM IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS

Recent updates from the Ireland Genealogy Projects (IGP):
Dublin Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Cruagh Cemetery, Rockbrook, Co. Dublin
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Dublin Genealogy Archives - Deansgrange Cemetery
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Itas Section, pt1 (additions)
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Nessan's Part 7
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

Fermanagh Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Galloon, St Comgall (CoI) Headstones Pts 1 & 2
Sallaghy (CoI) Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Kerry Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary Records
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/military.htm

Kildare Genealogy Archives - Military
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/military.htm

Kilkenny Genealogy Archives - Military
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/military.htm

Leitrim Genealogy Archives
Fahy Cemetery (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Offaly (Kings) Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/offaly/military.htm

Leitrim Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/military.htm

Limerick Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1857 Irish Constabulary men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/military.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Cemetery
Fethard. Church of the Holy Trinity - Memorials
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/cem.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballysheehan Medieval Church & Cemetery
Fethard, Holy Trinity Church & Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Wexford Genealogy Archives - Photos
Kiltennel Church, Gorey
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/photos.htm

17 April 2013

CHURCH OF IRELAND RECORDS ONLINE

     The Anglican Record Project is an ongoing effort by Mark Williams to make Church of Ireland birth, marriage, and burial records available online (and, very importantly, FREE). Only a few selected parishes are currently available, but remember to check the project web page often for new additions to the database.
ANGLICAN RECORD PROJECT:  http://ireland.anglican.org/about/151
     Don't forget that, at times in Irish history, persons of faiths other than Anglican had life events recorded in Church of Ireland records.
     If you plan to visit Dublin and you have ancestors who were members of the Church of Ireland, don't miss researching the records kept in the Representative Church Body Library (RCB). Many parish registers are available at the RCB facility. The staff is top notch--attentive and expert. Do check with the library before you visit, however, to make sure that they have the records you need and to check their hours, as it is a small facility that is a distance from the city centre. (I got to the library easily by taxi, but found it difficult to hail one to return. The library is accessible by bus, also. There is a lovely pub a few blocks away, but not much else in the neighborhood, so be prepared to walk to lunch!).
Parish registers held at the RCB Library: http://ireland.anglican.org/index.php?do=about&id=109
 
(Special thanks to M-J for reminding me about this project).

TOP 40! THANK YOU, FAMILY TREE MAGAZINE!

     I am so honored to have had this blog selected as one of the Top 40 Genealogy Blogs of 2013 by Family Tree Magazine! Thank you to my faithful readers!
      I began the blog a few years ago when I was home bound with an injury, and it has since connected me with many, many wonderful people.
     I wish to all my fellow Irish family historians an oldie but goodie Irish blessing (we've all heard it a million times, but I betcha that you cannot help but think of the green pastures of Ireland when you hear it):

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
 and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

02 April 2013

IGP DATABASE UPDATES

Have you checked the Ireland Genealogy Projects (IGP) archives and databases recently? New additions listed below:

ANTRIM Genealogy Archives - Photos
Constable William Kearney's watch, 1864
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/photos.htm

CLARE Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/military.htm

CORK Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/military.htm

CORK Genealogy Archives - Cemetery
Kilgullane Churchyard Memorials
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cork/cem.htm

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/military.htm

DOWN Genealogy Archives - Military and Constabulary
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/military.htm

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Military
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/military.htm

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Glasnevin Cemetery, part 13
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/glasnevin-ndx.htm

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Cemetery
Crumlin, St. Mary's Churchyard Memorials - STRANGE
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/cem.htm

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Military Records
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/military.htm

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Aghadrumsee, St. Mark's Parish, (CoI)
Aghalurcher Cemetery Pts. 1 & 2
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

GALWAY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Irish Constables who joined in 1857
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/military.htm