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: