Showing posts with label Monaghan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Monaghan. Show all posts

02 July 2013

IGP DATABASE UPDATES

     The tireless volunteers at the Ireland Genealogy Projects (IGP) continue to add to the FREE database. June additions feature some ship lists and cemetery inscriptions.
GENERAL IRELAND Genealogy Archives - Emigration
"Baltimore" 30 Apr 1803
"Ship Jefferson" 28 April 1803 (from Sligo)   
"Strafford" 14 May 1803
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/emigration.htm

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mullaghdun (CoI) Parish Church Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LEITRIM Genealogy Archives
Annaduff, St Mary's RC Church Cemetery
Manorhamilton (Church of Ireland)
Lurganboy (CoI) Cemetery near Manorhamilton
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MEATH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Rathmolyon; St. Michael and All Angels (CoI) Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Clones Church Cemetery (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Kilronan Church of Ireland Cemetery - (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Geevagh Cemetery (in a field) (Possibly Foyoges)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymackey Church of Ireland Cemetery
Dromineer Church Cemetery
Grawn R.C. Church Cemetery
Modreeny Church Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Caledon; St. John's Church of Ireland Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Blessington; St. Marys
Hollywood St.Kevins R.C.
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

03 June 2013

IGP DATABASE UPDATE

More free online records from the volunteers at the Ireland Genealogy Projects:
DERRY/LONDONDERRY Genealogy Archives
Protestants in favour of Catholic Emancipation 1812 (Colerain)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/derry/misc.htm

DOWN Genealogy Archives - Miscellaneous
Protestants in favor of Catholic Emancipation 1812 (Downpatrick)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/misc.htm

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Cruagh Cemetery Pt. 2, Rockbrook, Co. Dublin
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Church
Births, Marriages, Deaths recorded at Tempo (CoI)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm

FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Donagh Old Cemetery
Maguiresbridge, Church of Ireland Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Callan Parish, Assorted Baptisms - 1843
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/church.htm

LEITRIM Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killasnet Graveyard & 15th Century Church site
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Miscellaneous
Protestants in favour of Catholic Emancipation 1812
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/misc.htm

ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1857 Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/military.htm

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

TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1857 Irish Constabulary man
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/military.htm

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

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

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

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

WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Killoughter Cemetery
& Hollywood, St.Kevins Church of Ireland
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

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

13 May 2013

CALLING ALL COUNTY MONAGHAN RESEARCHERS

I received the following press release from John Hamrock, of Ancestor Network, Ltd., concerning a series of classes on County Monaghan genealogy. These classes, organized as part of  The Gathering Ireland 2013, will be offered in October in North Monaghan and in Carrickmacross.
So, if you have County Monaghan ancestry, put off that trip to Ireland no longer, and take advantage of the special genealogy events this year!

PRESS RELEASE:
 
Genealogy Course for Monaghan Diaspora visiting from abroad announced
Monaghan, Ireland, May 2013

A unique Monaghan-focused Family History initiative is being organised as part of The Gathering 2013. It will provide two 4-day training courses within the county for tourists tracing their Monaghan ancestors.

The project is entitled ‘County Monaghan Genealogy – home to the little hills’. It will give participants information on the genealogical sources available, the cultural history of County Monaghan and the diversity of origin of its people. The courses will take place in North Monaghan from Monday to Thursday, 14-17 October, and in Carrickmacross from Monday to Thursday, 21-24 October. The courses are designed for individuals and groups with Monaghan ancestry living overseas and members of Irish societies and social clubs abroad.

This project is organised by Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair, Monaghan County Library and the County Monaghan Heritage Gathering Committee. We would like to acknowledge the support of Cavan-Monaghan LEADER which is funding the project. The project is also being supported by the County Monaghan Fund and Monaghan Genealogy. The project will be delivered by Ancestor Network Ltd, a professional genealogy company.

Substantial funding for the project has resulted in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for overseas visitors to come to Monaghan to trace their roots, experience the warmth of a Monaghan welcome and explore its rich culture and history.

If you are a native of Monaghan or know someone who might be interested, contact: John Hamrock, info@ancestor.ie, Tel: +353 87 0505296, Twitter: @ancestornetwork, www.facebook.com/MonaghanGenealogyTraining.

26 December 2012

WHILE YOU ARE RECUPERATING FROM THE HOLIDAYS

     Time to take a break from holiday cooking and let the family eat leftovers while you take a few hours to surf the Internet for your ancestors! The genealogy elves at Ireland Genealogy Projects (IGP) were busy through December, adding new items to their free databases. Enjoy!
IRELAND General Genealogy Archives
Assorted Irish Gleanings 1700's
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/misc.htm
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Begnet's & Saggart Cemetery, Lawn Section Cemetery
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Additional Headstones for Mount Jerome
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Fintan's Section, Pt. 5
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx
KERRY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kerry/military.htm
KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kilkenny/military.htm
KILDARE Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/military.htm
LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/military.htm
LOUTH Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary 1854
Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/military.htm
LEITRIM Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary 1854
Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/military.htm
LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/military.htm
LONDONDERRY/DERRY Genealogy Archives
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/derry/military.htm
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/military.htm
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/military.htm
MAYO Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/military.htm
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Photos
McKenna Photos
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos.htm
OFFALY (KINGS) Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/offaly/military.htm
ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/military.htm
SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/military.htm
TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Military
1854 Royal Irish Constabulary Men
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/military.htm
WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Church
Delgany Baptisms HEPENSTALL/HEMPENSTALL
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/church.htm
WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Addional Dunganstown (CoI) Headstones
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

15 April 2012

NEWS FROM THE IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS

     News and updates from the Ireland Genealogy Projects (IGP) as follows:

We have been working to tweak our search engine to make it easier to
search the web site.
You can now search all of a county from the County Table of Contents
page. You can also search
the Headstones from the Headstone Table of Contents for each County.
We now have a search page where you can search any of three ways from this page:
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/search.htm

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives Births
Assorted McElhinney Births
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/donegal/vitals.htm
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Parts 41 - 44
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ardbracken/Ardbraccan Graveyard (used as for Catholic & CoI burials)
Ashbourne, Immaculate Conception (R.C.) Churchyard
Athboy, St James (Church of Ireland) Cemetery
Athboy, St James (Old)
Athboy, St James (R.C.) - Plaques
Laracor, St. Peter's Church Graveyard
Summerhill, Agher Cemetery, Co. Meath
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Cemetery Records
Galtrim Headstones
St, James Church Of Ireland Cemetery, Athboy  (completed)
St. Lawrence Cemetery [RC] Rathmore, Athboy, Co. Meath (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/cem.htm
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballinode Church - Tydavnet Parish, St Dympna's (updated)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840-1841 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/military.htm
ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840-41 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/military.htm
TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Land
List of Claims - Forfeited Estates - Tipperary 1700 Pt. 3
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/land.htm
TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Desertcreat Church of Ireland (4 headstones & sign)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives - Land
Records Claims - 1700 (pdf) 27K Apr 2012 Mary Heaphy Wexford Archives
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/land.htm
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives - Photos
United Irishmen Commemoration Stone - Gorey
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/photos.htm
WEXFORD Genealogy Archives
List of Claims - 1700 (pdf)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/misc.htm

04 April 2012

TIME FOR MORE IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECTS UPDATES!

     With all the controversy surrounding the costs of the Irish Family History Foundation's online database, it is nice to be able to post again about the efforts of volunteers at the Ireland Genealogy Projects. The IGP provides valuable resources FREE to Irish family historians.
New in IGP Archives Mar 16-31
CLARE Genealogy Archives - Church
Assorted Memorial Cards
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/church.htm
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones - Mount Jerome, Dublin
Mount Jerome Cemetery parts 39 & 40
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm
FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Church
Trory, Deaths recorded at St. Michaels C.of I Trory  1802-1950
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/fermanagh/church.htm
CAVAN Ireland Genealogy Archives Cavan - Photos
Cochrane, Robert and Sarah (nee Strong)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos.htm
LAOIS (Queens) Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Abbeyleix Church of Ireland Graveyard
Coolbanaher Church of Ireland Graveyard
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
LEITRIM Genealogy Archives
Carrick on Shannon, St. George's, Church of Ireland (partial)
Drumcong Roman Catholic Church Graveyard (partial)
Kiltubrid (Old) Graveyard (McGOVERN) (old stones - one legible)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
MEATH Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840-1841 Royal Irish Constabularykl
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/military.htm
Monaghan Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Transcription of St Patrick's, Part 2, Monaghan Town
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
Sligo Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballinakill Burial Ground (partial)
Ballysumaghan Parish Church Graveyard (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Land
List of Claims - Forfeited Estates - Tipperary 1700 Pt. 2
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/land.htm
Westmeath Genealogy Archives - Church
Baptisms (CoI) Mullingar 1877-1900
Marriages (CoI) Mullingar 1844-1899
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/westmeath/church.htm
Wexford Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1840 & 1841 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/military.htm

18 November 2011

NEWS ALERT #1: IGP UPDATES

     I can barely keep up with all the news in the world of Irish genealogy these days! Here are the latest additions to the Ireland Genealogy Projects Archive:
Antrim Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/military.htm

Armagh Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/armagh/military.htm

Carlow Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/carlow/military.htm

Cork Genealogy Archives
Cork 1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cork/military.htm

Clare Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/military.htm

Cavan Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1842 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/military.htm

Dublin Genealogy Archives - Headstones - Glasnevin,
Glasnevin Part 8
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/glasnevin-ndx.htm

Galway Genealogy Archives - Land
Encumbered Estate property of CHARLES BLAKE, Esq. (Tonroe) 1852
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/land.htm

Mayo Genealogy Archives - Land
Encumbered Estate property of CHARLES BLAKE, Esq. (Tourard,
Killeenrevagh, Gortskehy) 1852
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/land.htm

Monaghan Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
First Presbyterian Church, Ballybay
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Roscommon Genealogy Archives - Cemetery Records
Walsh Family, old churchyard, Drum, Athlone
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/cem.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Miscellaneous Records
Pawnbrokers 1827- 1837
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/misc.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Photos
Monsea Cemetery & Church Ruins
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Moycarkey Graveyard (5 images)
Patrick Collins, Davy Thomas, Jeremiah Gleeson - (single headstones)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Wexford Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Gorey; Christ Church Graveyard (Church of Ireland)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Wexford Genealogy Archives - Directories
New Ross & Wexford 1820-1822 Directories
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/dir.htm

Wexford Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wexford/military.htm

Wicklow Genealogy Archives - Military
Wicklow 1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/military.htm

10 November 2011

IRISH GENEALOGY NEWS AND IGP UPDATES

     Online Irish genealogy is so busy nowadays, I am finding it  hard to leave the computer! Another video lecture  from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and updates to the Irish Genealogical Projects'  (IGP) databases are the news of the day.
PRONI NEWS
     PRONI announced yesterday that another Exploring Local History lecture is now available on their new You Tube channel series. This lecture, "Poverty," by Olwen Purdue, should not be missed, especially by those who are researching Board of Guardian sources.  The link to the video: PRONI VIDEO ON POVERTY
IGP NEWS
GENERAL IRELAND Genealogy Archives
Assorted Indentures: Crawford & Rowley, Peacock & Lloyd, Taylor & Nixon
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/misc.htm

CAVAN Ireland Genealogy Archives
Drumgoon Cemetery (partial only)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/cavan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives
1861-1862 Banns from St. Thomas
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/church.htm

GALWAY Genealogy Archives - Land
Encumbered Estate Property of James CUFF (Ballinamana) 1851
Encumbered Estate Property of James CUFF (Escar) 1851
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/land.htm

GALWAY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Galway 1845 17K Oct 2011 Richard Leonard Royal Irish
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/military.htm

LAOIS Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Queens - 1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/military.htm

LEITRIM Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/military.htm

LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Granard Baptisms 1881 (1 page only)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/church.htm

LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstone Photos
Newtowncashel R.C. Headstones (partial)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LOUTH Genealogy Archives - Headstone Photos
Melifont Abbey (views)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LOUTH Genealogy Archives
Louth 1845 4K Oct 2011 Richard Leonard Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/louth/military.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives
Ballina, Ardnaree Friary (5 images)
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Land Records
Encumbered Estate of James CUFF, Esq. (Crowhill, Castlepark,
Oldcastle, Upper & Lower Shanwar) 1851
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/land.htm

MAYO Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
Mayo 1845 Leonard Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/mayo/military.htm

MEATH Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/meath/military.htm

MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Military
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/military.htm

MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballybay, 2nd Presbyterian
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Killeenan Headstones
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ROSCOMMON Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/military.htm

SLIGO Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/sligo/military.htm

TIPPERARY Genealogy Archives - Military
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/military.htm

TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Military
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tyrone/military.htm

WESTMEATH Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary Records
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary
www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives

17 October 2011

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY RECORDS AND IGP UPDATES

     Time again to report that more FREE records have been placed online by the volunteers at the Irish Genealogy Projects (IGP). But first, I want to make a point about the Royal Irish Constabulary records collection that the IGP has been so diligently transcribing.
     That most pre-Famine Irish "stayed put" in their general localities has become a bit of a truism in Irish genealogy. Many of us do find that, once we discover an ancestor's townland or parish, we can trace the family back several generations in the same place. However, those researchers who discover a member of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) among their ancestors often have an added problem. Because of the resentment displayed in many areas of Ireland toward the men who entered this service, and due to concerns over policing the populace, the practice was to station the men in a location far away from home. Sometimes, the rest of the family shunned the RIC man and stayed in their home location, but many times family members followed the RIC man to a new location and new life.
     For a good fiction book on the subject of the dislocation, both emotional and geographic, of an RIC man, read Sebastian Barry's acclaimed novel, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty.
     Luckily, records of the RIC do exist, and having the IGP place these online is a tremendous help to researchers. This month, the IGP has added more RIC records to its online databases. Other record groups have been added as well.
IGP UPDATES
DERRY/LONDONDERRY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Glasnevin Part 7
FERMANAGH Genealogy Archives - Church
Irvinestown & Pettigoe; Births at Irvinestown & Pettigoe Presbyterian Church
KERRY Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary Records
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
KILDARE Genealogy Archives - Military
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
KILKENNY Genealogy Archives - Military
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
LEITRIM Genealogy Archives
Dromahaire, St. Patrick's Church of Ireland Cemetery
LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
LONGFORD Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records
MONAGHAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballybay, 2nd Presbyterian
OFFALY (Kings) Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
1845 Royal Irish Constabulary records

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

13 March 2011

HOT HOT HOT! NEW ONLINE SOURCES!!

     Better make yourself a nice cup of tea and settle in for a long session at your computer, because the buzz in the Irish genealogy world is all about these new databases, plus some changes and updates to older ones.

TRACE YOUR GUINNESS ROOTS
     Hmmm, instead of the tea, viewing the following database might be more appropriately done with your laptop at a local pub while the bartender is drawing you a pint of the black stuff. Guinness itself has taken a liking to genealogy! If one of your ancestors was employed by Guinness, you might be in luck, because the company has put a database of its employee records online. I guess the company will have to change its ads from "Guinness is Good for You" to "Guinness is Good for Genealogists!"
http://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/GenealogySearch.aspx
  DIPPAM
   The next online archive goes by the name DIPPAM. Sponsored by Queens University, and the University of Ulster, plus other libraries and archival groups, DIPPAM is "an online virtual archive relating to the history of Ireland, and its migration experience from the 18th to the late 20th centuries. It is a free-to-view resource available to all users with an interest in Irish history: family, local, national and diasporic."
     I have found that the site is still under development, and is sometimes inactive due to "bugs." If you find it inaccessible, keep trying another day. Every Irish family historian will want to explore its databases.
     There are three main databases in DIPPAM of interest to Irish family historians. One is EPPI, the collection of Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. The contents of the Papers are far ranging, and, surprisingly, contain many records of local Irish matters, many with names and information. A few years ago, when the EPPI database first appeared online, many Irish genealogists made discoveries in its contents. Then the collection was taken offline and made available through the Southampton University library site, which was more difficult to navigate. The reappearance of EPPI, in an easy to use format, will be good news to many genealogists.
     The two other major databases are the IED (Irish Immigration Database) and the VMR (Voices of Migration). The IED will have 33,000 records from PRONI and private sources, mostly covering the years 1780-1920. The VMR contains 90 life narratives and interviews dealing with the Irish diaspora.
http://www.dippam.ac.uk/
     THE IRISH ARCHIVES RESOURCE    
     According to its web statement, "The Irish Archives Resource is a portal web site that will enable researchers/users to search for publicly accessible archival collections that are located in Ireland. The IAR is funded by the Heritage Council of Ireland and is supported by the Archives and Records Association (Ireland)." This site should prove especially valuable for those researchers planning research trips to Ireland. I have used a similar database in the UK in the past and found valuable the ability to locate which archives hold which records. I was able to find Irish estate records from the 1700's in a York, England, archive--something that I might never have found otherwise.
http://www.iar.ie/
 IRISH GENEALOGICAL PROJECTS UPDATES
     Once again, thanks to the tireless volunteers at the Irish Genealogical Projects (IGP) for adding to the projects' databases!
Antrim Genealogy Archives - Vitals
-Death Certificate of Catherine RAMMAGE (nee Harris), 16 Aug 1886
-Death Certificate of Ross RAMMAGE, 4 Sep 1905
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/vitals.htm

Clare Genealogy Archives - Military & Constabulary
-Royal Irish Constabulary with native county of Clare Jun 1853-Nov 1853
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/clare/military.htm

Derry/Londonderry Genealogy Archives - Vital Records
-Harris, Catherine August 16, 1886
-Ramage , William Ross September 4, 1905
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/derry/vital.htm
Down Genealogy Archives
Headstones
-Hillsborough, St Malachy (CoI), Graveyard, Hillsborough, Co. Down
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Photos
-Magheralin (CoI) Church
-Magheralin (CoI) Church Ruins
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/photos.htm

Dublin Genealogy Archives - Headstones - Mount Jerome, Dublin
-Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 19 (see Mount Jerome page)
-Deansgrange Cemetery, West Part 3 (see Deansgrange page)
-Glencullen Cemetery, Old (around St. Patrick's ruins)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Longford Genealogy Archives - Newspaper
-Back From The Dead December 5, 1914
-The Late Sgt Maceoin August 5, 1944
-Workhouse Demolished April 3, 1909
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/news.htm

Monaghan Genealogy Archives - Headstones
-Drum Presbyterian Church (partial)
-Drumkeen Presbyterian Church
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Roscommon Genealogy Archives - Church Records
-Devine, John (Brideswell) & Banan, Catherine; Aug. 3, 1839
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/church.htm

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - Church
-Clonmel & Fethard Deaths 1760'S-1800
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/church.htm

Waterford Genealogy Archives - Newspaper
-Freemans Journal, Oct. 29th 1778 - List of signers
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/waterford/news.htm

Westmeath Genealogy Archives - Church Records
-Devine, Mary; May 21, 1840
-Devine, John & Banan, Catherine; August 3, 1839
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/westmeath/church.htm

11 February 2011

NEWS: PRONI, GRO, AND IGP (enough acronyms for ya?)

     PRONI The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced that the Cregagh self-service microfilm facility will be closed as of March 16th.   Full service will resume when the new PRONI Headquarters at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast opens on 30 March 2011! Check PRONI online for updates on the grand opening: http://www.proni.gov.uk/
     GRO The General Register Office (GRO)of the Republic of Ireland has an online website that no Irish family history researcher should miss. The site is full of information regarding birth, marriage, and death records (and adoption and stillbirth records). The GRO does not perform genealogical research, but will provide copies of the public records to persons who supply the needed information and fees. Remember, also, that records for certain years for both the Republic and for Northern Ireland are found at the GRO. For example, birth records from January 1864 to December 1921 are available for both the Republic and Northern Ireland.
      Records can now be ordered ONLINE from the GRO.
      Check out the GRO website: http://www.groireland.ie/
    IGP  Also, it is time once again to check out the updates to the Irish Genealogical Projects' databases (IGP)(thanks to Christina Finn Hunt):
IRELAND Country - Miscellaneous
Fenianism and School Teachers 33 names
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/misc.htm

ANTRIM - Headstones
Ballintoy (CoI) Cemetery - Part 2 (updated)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

ARMAGH - Headstones
Tynan RC Graveyard (partial)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/armagh/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DOWN - Headstones
Belfast, Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland (Walled) Cemetery Pt1
Belfast, Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland (Walled) Cemetery Pt2
Dundonald, St. Elizabeths Parish Church (CoI) Graveyard
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

DUBLIN - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Parts 16 - 18
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm

GALWAY - Vitals
Tuohy, Julia May 4, 1886
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/galway/vitals.htm

LEITRIM - Headstones
Drumshanbo, St. John's Church of Ireland - partial
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

LIMERICK - Cemetery
Mt. St. Lawrence Cemetery, Limerick, Co. Limerick - Gilligan 1855-2008
(PDF file)
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/cem.htm

MONAGHAN - Headstones - All Partial sets
Aghabog Parish Church
Ballinode Church - Tydavnet Parish, St Dympna's
Ballybay, 2nd Presbyterian
Cahans Presbyterian Church Graveyard
Carrickmacross, St Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

TIPPERARY - Vital Records
Fitzgerald, Maria - Donovan, Edmond February 20, 1897
Talbot, Mary - Doyle, James November 9, 1834
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/vitals.htm

WICKLOW - Headstones
Kilquade Cemetery, Pt. 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
St. Patrick's Church, Enniskerry - Part 4
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/enniskerry-ndx.htm

INDEX: http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/

06 January 2011

ON A SOMBER BUT IMPORTANT NOTE; Plus IGP Updates

     Over the Christmas holidays, I attended the funeral of a cousin I met through my family history work. This man had lived a long life and was greatly loved by his descendants, of whom there are many. As I looked over the crowded room, I was struck by how many people I had met over the years after finding his family line. After we "found" each other, he attended one of my family reunions, and brought many other family members with him. I was so fortunate to have made contact with him.         
     Another holiday afternoon was spent visiting my in laws in New York. I used the occasion to videotape an interview with ninety-three year old Aunt Shirley (who still commutes to work as an illustrator in Manhattan every day). Quite a few genealogical discoveries were made, and several previously unknown family stories were heard.
     So, to get to my point immediately--don't put off contacting PEOPLE. Yes, the records are important, and so is organizing your files, and, yes, we must cite our sources properly, but don't ever forget why we are doing this work--for the people and their stories, not for some notch on our family tree.

IRISH GENEALOGICAL PROJECTS UPDATES
     Start the new year by checking your favorite Irish genealogy sites for updated databases! Recent additions to the Irish Genealogical Projects include the following:

Files added in 2010:
http://search.freefind.com/find.html?pageid=r&id=13812782&query=+2010&ics=1&fr=25

General
Dublin Journal, 28 Nov 1732 (Flax Seed)
Dublin Journal, Marriages & Deaths, 3 Aug 1765
Dublin Journal, Marriages & Deaths, 2 Jan 1770
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/news.htm

Antrim Genealogy Archives - HEADSTONES
Ballintoy (CoI) Cemetery Parts 1 & 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/antrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Down Genealogy Archives -- HEADSTONES
Dundonald, Belfast, part 2
Knockbreada Cemetery, Belfast - Part 2
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/down/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Dublin Genealogy Archives - HEADSTONES - Mount Jerome, Dublin Parts 13-15
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/mt-jerome-ndx.htm

Dublin Genealogy Archives - HEADSTONES - Deansgrange Cemetery
St Fintans Section part 3 & St Patricks section part 8
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/photos/tombstones/deansgrange-ndx.htm

Leitrim Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Graveyard - Aughavas Parish, Toomna Graveyard photos
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/leitrim/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Monaghan Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ballybay, Christ Church (CoI)
Ballybay, 1st Presbyterian
Ematris Graveyard (Dartrey/Rockcorry)
Tyholland - St. Sillian's (Co), Church of Ireland - updated
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

Roscommon Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Ardcarne New Graveyard & Site of Templemihil (photos of signs with surnames)

Tipperary Genealogy Archives - LAND
From the Keeper of the Public Records in Ireland. Volume 6.
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/land.htm

Wicklow Headstone Index - HEADSTONES
Kilquade Cemetery - updated
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

05 November 2010

RESEARCH TIP AND UPDATES ON ONLINE DATABASES

     I had a wonderful trip to Rome last week. As an American, I am always amazed by the sheer stretch of history in the buildings of Europe, and visiting the antiquities in Rome was truly an experience of a lifetime. As a family historian, I envied those Romans whose families have roots stretching back through those ages. I have to remind myself that we all have roots that long--we just have to find them!
    Upon my return, I was happy to learn that at least two researchers took my "call to action" seriously and contacted other people for information about ancestors. Both made progress in their research. One man reminded me to pass on this advice: attend reunions or jubilee celebrations of ancestral or childhood parishes or schools (or just attend Mass or services in an ancestral or childhood parish). Former neighbors and fellow parishioners of your ancestors and relatives can give you valuable information about your ancestors and insight into their lives. You might even discover a family secret or neighborhood gossip!
     UPDATES
1641 Depositions
     The buzz this month seems to center around the Trinity College Dublin's online database of the 1641 Depositions. These depositions have been the subject of much controversy throughout subsequent Irish history. The depositions, about 8,000 of them now online, were taken of Irish Protestants after the violent Catholic uprising. Not only is the database of importance to students of Irish history, it is of great genealogical value. The depositions are full of names--Catholics, Protestants, victims, perpetrators, neighbors, officials, and bystanders. The database is searchable by surname and by county. Be aware that the original spellings were used, so you must search for various spellings of the surnames you are researching (e.g., Brennan, Brenin). The database is free, registration (of an email address) is required.
LINK
Irish Genealogical Projects
     The wonderful volunteers at the Irish Genealogical Project continue to expand their outstanding databases. Below are their latest updates. Thank you, IGP!
General Ireland NEWSPAPER---check out the new drop-down box for searching the newspapers.
HOME Page with drop down box for counties
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/news.htm
Dublin CHURCH
Blanchardstown Dublin Asst. Baptisms - 1775-1880
Chapelizod Parish Dublin - Asst. Baptisms, (FLANAGAN, LANE, NEWMAN) 1854-1905
St Paul Parish Dublin - Asst. Baptisms FLANNAGAN, BERGIN, MULLALLY & others
St Paul Parish Dublin - Asst. Marriages FLANNAGAN, BERGIN, MULLALLY & others
Blanchardstown Dublin Assorted Marriages - 1776-1879
Chapelizod Parish Dublin - Assorted Marriages 1854-1928
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/dublin/church.htm
Kildare Genealogy Archives CHURCH
MULLALY, RORKE, TIMMINS - Assorted R.C., Baptisms
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/kildare/church.htm
Kilkenny NEWSPAPER
To Be Sold - The Estate of John EATON, Esq
Laois Genealogy Archives - CHURCH
Mount Mellick Baptisms 1837 - 1859 - K
R.C. Baptisms - Connor, Fitzpatrick, Kennedy
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/laois/church.htm
Limerick - PHOTOS
Kilflynn Church (Church of Ireland) Ballydonohoe
Ballyorgan, Roman Catholic Church, Kilflyn
Limerick Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilflynn Church of Ireland Graveyard, Ballydonohoe
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/limerick/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
Longford Genealogy Archives - Headstone Photos
Patrick Walsh - Headstone
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/longford/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
Monaghan HEADSTONES.
St. Patrick's Plaques, Monaghan
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/monaghan/photos/tombstones/markers.htm
Tipperary NEWSPAPER
Tipperary Free Press, 4 April 1827 - Assizes
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/news.htm
Tipperary VITALS
Assorted South Tipperary Birth Extracts 1864-1918
Assorted South Tipperary Marriage Extracts 1864-1918
Assorted South Tipperary Death Extracts 1864-1918
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/tipperary/vitals.htm
Wicklow Genealogy Archives - CHURCH
Assorted R.C. Baptisms - BYRNE, FITZPATRICK
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/church.htm
Wicklow HEADSTONES
Kilquade Cemetery
http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/wicklow/photos/tombstones/markers.htm

08 October 2010

UPDATES FOR YOUR RESEARCH

     There has been quite a few new developments in Irish records databases the past few weeks, so today is update day.
     First, the buzz about Google Maps--the photo mapping of Ireland is completed! I have found this photo service to be of great use to me here in the States. I have used it to see photos of my ancestral churches and addresses. A friend of mine used it recently to view some tombstones (near the road) in a cemetery. Can't get to Ireland anytime soon? Spend an day strolling the streets of your favorite town via your computer with this Google service. It is free, by the way.
     Simply type in the address in Google Maps. You might have to try some different spelling variations, and perhaps start with a map of the county or city and then use the zoom function. Don't forget to add the "Ireland" term. Or, you can access the global Google map and then click on Ireland.
     When you have the larger geographical area you are looking for, zoom to street level. On your left, in the zoom and navigation controls, is an icon of a man. Click on him and drag him to the place on the map you want to see. If a photo is available, the street will change color. Click him into place and have fun exploring. Try the directional and zoom funtions for a 360 degree view.
GOOGLE MAPS, GLOBAL MAP KEY
      If that is not enough to keep you busy for a week or more, check out the following additions to online databases.
IRISH GENEALOGICAL PROJECTS
Birth, Deaths & Marriages from the Freeman's Journal
Killaloe Marriage Bonds for Tipperary. Includes spouses from
surrounding counties
Clare Genealogy Archives
"Part of the Estate of Hon. Brig. Thomas Fowke" From the Dublin
Journal 1 Aug 1747
Cork Genealogy Archives - News
A rent roll for the County of Cork, 1st Nov. 1748.
Cork Headstone Photos
Kilbrogan Cemetery (Chuch of Ireland), Bandon, Cork
Derry Genealogy Archives - Church Records
CARLIN Baptisms & Births 1841-1875
Dublin Genealogy Archives
List of Dublin Cemeteries
Dublin Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Deansgrange Cemetery, South West Section Part 4
Fermanagh Genealogy Archives - Church
Tubrid Church, Kesh, Co. Fermanagh - Burials 1836-1943
Laois Genealogy Archives - Church Records
Mount Mellick Baptisms 1837 - 1859 - F-G
Limerick Genealogy Archives - Church
PURTILL Baptisms in Kilcolman Parish
Monaghan Genealogy Archives - Headstones.
Tydavnet New Graveyard - Map of Graves
Wicklow Headstone Index
Arklow Cemetery, Part 3 (Updated)

     The Irish Family History Foundation has added more counties to its online database: Laois, Offaly, and Limerick.  If you have not yet used the IFHF database, be aware that, while the searching the index is free, they charge 5 Euro for each record you may wish to view (with other rates for multiple records). Also be aware that the IFHF does deny access to users who exceed the IFHF limit of free searches without purchasing a record  (I am not sure of what that limit is). While these features of the IFHS are somewhat controversial, it remains the largest online database of Irish records, and can be an invaluable, but also expensive, source. I find that, while "fishing expeditions" can be expensive on the IFHF, a carefully conducted search  (with solid information on an ancestor such as a county, townland, parent's or spouse's names) can produce results well worth the fee.
     I find there are two "camps" of family historians: one group believes all ancestral records and information should be free and accessible, while the other side is more willing to pay fees (of course, we all want those fees to be reasonable and give value for the cost). I do attempt to promote free sites in this blog, and to avoid being an advertisement for any paid services, but I do feel that I must mention some of these fee-based sites, when relevant or newsworthy, as a service to all the family historians. My updates do not constitute an endorsement, just information, and where relevant, my experiences.
IFHS DATABASE
     Enough legalese! Have a great week strolling along those Google Map streets!

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!