16th April 2014
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, May/June 2014 Lectures - Belfast: Past, Present, Future
Public lectures on the historical development of Belfast. PRONI’s next series of talks is coming up in May/June. For details download Flyer.
They also have a talk linked to poorhouse records coming up on 23rd April, one on the River Bann on 30th April. In addition we have three further events in May; one tied to the Irish Language, one on the Plantation of Ulster, and finally a special conference on the Sunningdale Agreement.
Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission to all is FREE but we appreciate people booking in advance so that we may gauge numbers.
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
+44 (0)28 90 534871
8th April 2014
Conference on the history and archaeology of the North Cork region to be held in Fermoy on the first weekend in May- 2nd - 4th May 2014
The conference will be held in the Fermoy Community and Youth Centre. The Centre is located in the heart of Fermoy, on the south bank of the Blackwater about 200 metres upriver from the bridge, past the Grand Hotel.
The conference fee is €30 per person. This includes reception, tea/coffee and all presentations. Delegates have the option of booking Saturday lunch at the Grand Hotel, Fermoy, for €12.95. There are several other options in the town. The conference dinner will take place on Saturday May 3rd in the Grand Hotel, Fermoy at 8 pm. Dinner will cost €35 per person. The Sunday Field Trip will cost €10 per person
An online booking facility is available at www.avondhu.org Alternatively, and for further information, contact:Eamonn Cotter at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Brochure and full details click here.
Railways and Industry in Ireland One-day Conference, Louth County Museum Dundalk Saturday 10th May 2014
This conference will be of particular interest to historians, industrial archaeologists and railway enthusiasts.
The Conference Fee: €40 / £35 Sterling which includes refreshments and light lunch.
For Brochure and full details click here
Bi-Centenary of George Willoughbt Hemana 1814 - 1885. Lecture and reception on Monday 14th April 2014 at 7.30 pm at Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Dublin 4. Speaker: Dr Ron Cox, TCD.
Hosted by the Heritage Society, in association with the Irish Railway Record Society, the lecture has been arranged to mark the bicentenary of one of Ireland’s most influential railway engineering consultants.
In particular, as Chief Engineer of the Midland Great Western Railway, Hemans was responsible, with contractor Willia Dargan, for the main line between Dublin and Galway, including the crossing of the R.Shannon at Athlone.
Hemans later set up an engineering consultancy in London and became involved with a number of railway and other projects in the UK and abroad.
31st March 2014
The Irish Workhouse Past & Present National Conference Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th May, 2014 Portumna, Co. Galway.
The conference is organised by the Irish Workhouse Centre, which is located in the former Portumna workhouse. This is a community, non-for-profit initiative. They have been restoring the buildings for a number of years and the centre is now open to the public.
For Brochure and full details click here.
Message from Federation of Family History Societies relating to future censuses and population statistics in England and Wales.
This message has been received from Ian Cope, Director of Population and Demography Directorate.
Our summary report of the consultation is also published today.
25th March 2014
Ireland’s FREE digital e-Magazine ‘Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine’ will now be published ‘bi-monthly’ going forward
Ireland’s FREE digital e-Magazine ‘Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine’ dedicated to helping people trace their Irish Ancestry globally will now be published ‘bi-monthly’ going forward. The next edition ‘May-June’ issue will available during the first week of May and can be downloaded for FREE at www.irishlivesremembered.com
Publisher Eileen Munnelly quoted ‘we believe that moving over to a bi-monthly publication will allow us to free up more time to enhance the current success of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-magazine. Our bi-monthly e-Magazine will have a new look and feel to the publication together with more specialist features and supplements of interest to help our 20,000 dedicated readers globally research their Irish ancestry’.
‘We are proud to have played a huge part in ‘raising the bar’ to promote Irish genealogy/family history businesses and services in both Ireland and overseas and look forward to ‘reaching out’ to new readers and advertisers in the near future. She also wanted to thank the many genealogical organisations and businesses in Ireland and abroad for supporting Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine during the past two years and looks forward to working with them on future editions of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine.
More exciting news will be the launch of a 2nd digital publication in the coming weeks which they believe will complement Irish Lives Remembered and will be of interest to their current strong readership.
15th March 2014
March issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download .www.irishlivesremembered.com
The March issue of Irish Lives Remembered FREE Genealogy e-Magazine is now available to read/download via www.irishlivesremembered.com
7th March 2014
A Family History Day at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, on Saturday 29 March 2014.
A Family History Day is to be held at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, on Saturday 29 March 2014. There will be no booking, but seating is limited, so please come in good time.
Admission is free.
For full details and Brochure click here.
Nelson and Company, the Moving Statues of Dublin Attached an illustrated presentation by Maeve L’estrange Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin on 31st March 2014.
Admission is free.
For full details and Brochure click here.
7th March 2014
City Hall Lunch-time lectures at Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2, April 2014 - marking the Millennium of the Battle of Clontarf.
This year, they are marking the Millennium of the Battle of Clontarf with a series titled: 'Commemorating Clontarf: the Battle and its Legacy.'
The City Hall Lunch-time lectures which will take place in the Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 on each of the five Tuesdays in April 2014, from 1.10-1.50 p.m. Booking not required, but doors will open at 12.30 p.m. if you'd like to come early to get a good seat. As always, admission is free.
For Brochure click here.
29th January 2014
Findmypast releases British in India collection findmypast.co.uk
2.5 million records launched today providing a fascinating glimpse into life on the Indian subcontinent.
Leading family history website findmypast.co.uk has, in partnership with the British Library, today exclusively added 2.5 million records covering over 200 years of history of the British in India, published online for the first time.
These records covering 1698-1947 give real insight into the heart warming and heart breaking stories of British citizens living in India during the tenure of the East India Company and the British Raj.
Debra Chatfield, Brand Manager at findmypast.co.uk said of the release: “The new British in India records at findmypast are a great opportunity to find ancestors that previously were considered missing, as so many of our relatives sought their fortune on the subcontinent. Whether your relatives were clergy, aristocracy, tradespeople, merchants, civil servants or soldiers, the lowest and the landed all have stories to be told with these records.”
These 2.5 million records include:
Baptisms, Marriages & Burials (Catholic, Anglican & Civil registers)
Army officers’ marriage notifications
Records for other locations administered by the India office (Aden, Burma, Kuwait, St Helena)
Civil service records
Probate records & wills
British in India records are available on all findmypast sites and can be searched at http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-
28th January 2014
Now available online: A Valuable Visual History of a Key Period in Irish History.
This collection of 179 photographs from the Desmond FitzGerald Papers covers the:
• Easter Rising, 1916 and War of Independence, 1919-1921
• Civil War, 1922-1923 (majority)
View the collection in UCD Digital Library at http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ucdlib:30685
This collection of photographs, mainly from the studio of W.D. Hogan, came to UCD Archives in the papers of Desmond FitzGerald. As Minister for Foreign Affairs, FitzGerald was responsible for the operation of the Free State Publicity Department, directed by Seán Lester; and it is safe to assume most of the photographs in this collection originated from the work of the Department.
While there are small groups of photographs relating to the Easter Rising and the War of Independence – the photographs of Sackville Street/O’Connell Street in the immediate aftermath of the Rising are particularly redolent and atmospheric – the majority of the photographs were taken during the Civil War and are a uniquely valuable visual diary of that most unhappy period of modern Irish history.
Read a feature about this collection by Seamus Helferty of UCD Archives in the latest UCD Library Newsletter at http://www.ucd.ie/library/news_publicity/newsletters/
Irish Society for Archives Lecture 4th February 2014 at Dublin City Library & Archive, Dublin.
Time: 6.30 p.m.
The 'Dublins' in War and at Peace: The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association Archive'
by Dr. Mary Clark, Dublin City Archivist
For Brochure click here
County Kildare Society Archaeological PRESENTS A ONE-DAY SEMINAR: “They Called it ‘The Great War’”
Saturday 8th March 2014 Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge
Chair: Professor Raymond Gillespie
Speakers: Professor John Horne, Tom Burke MBE, Fionnuala Walsh, Frank Taaffe, James Durney
Fee: €15 towards light lunch and refreshments is requested at time of booking.
For Details and Booking form click here
14th January 2014
January issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available to download .www.irishlivesremembered.com
The January issue (20th edition) of Irish Lives Remembered FREE Genealogy e-Magazine is now available to read/download via www.irishlivesremembered.com
This month’s issue looks at:
Tracing your Irish Ancestors in New Jersey (16 pages) includes:
Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors (26 pages) includes:
Other features include:
9th January 2014
17th annual Gilbert Lecture Thursday 23rd January 2014 at Dublin City Library & Archive
17th annual Gilbert Lecture: 'Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert's History of Dublin' to be given by Séamas Ó Maitiú
The 16th Lecture, Maighréad Ní Mhurchadha, Dublin after dark: glimpses of life in an early modern city will be launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Óisín Quinn.
Where: Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. http://www.dublincity.ie/RecreationandCulture/libraries/FindALibrary/Pages/dublin_city_library_and_archive.aspx
Date and time: Thursday 23 January 2014, at 6.00pm
There is no booking, but come early to ensure a place. For Brochure click here
Ulster Historical Foundation adds over 16,000 Church of Ireland baptismal records. www.ancestryireland.com
The records were transcribed by Dr Brian Trainor, former Director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. The following Churches have been added: