1911 Irish Census
6 December 2007
"We are pleased to announce that the 1911 census for Dublin City and County was launched on the internet as a free service on Monday 2nd. December 2007. To access this service go to web site www.census.nationalarchives.ie Other counties will be added on an ongoing basis with an expected completion date of December 2008. It is hoped to have the 1901 census available in 2009."
New proprietors of Irish Roots magazine.
29 November 2007
We have received the following notice which we repeat for our readers:
"Maureen and Julie Phibbs are pleased to announce that they are the new proprietors of Irish Roots magazine. Maureen has many years genealogical experience and her daughter Julie hails from a background of TV production and journalism. The magazine will continue to be produced quarterly and Maureen as editor looks forward to receiving contributions of a genealogical and historical nature from all family history societies throughout the Country in order to ensure that societies of this ilk continue to thrive. Maureen can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and the website is www.irishrootsmagazine.com. The yearly subscription including postage is 21 euros for Ireland and 23 euros elsewhere."
Heraldic functions of the National Library of Ireland.
30 October 2007
24 October 2007: Statement from J Gerard Danaher, SC, Chairperson of the Board of the National Library of Ireland.
Following public questioning of the legal basis of the National Library of Ireland's heraldic functions, the Board of the National Library suspended the exercise of those functions pending receipt of the advice of the Attorney General on the matter.
That advice is to the effect that, on a proper construction of the National Cultural Institutions Act, 1997, the Board can exercise the heraldic powers provided for in the Act although, with minor amendment, the wording of the Act could be made more succinct.
The Board of the Library has formally brought this advice to the attention of the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism and understands that the matter is under his consideration.
However, in light of the advice it has received, the Board is satisfied that it can exercise the heraldic powers conferred on it by the 1997 Act and has, accordingly, lifted its temporary suspension on doing so.
The Board is aware that doubts exist regarding the legal basis of heraldic functions exercised in the State prior to the establishment of the Board. Such issues that may exist or arise in that regard are matters to be addressed by the State, and not by the National Library of Ireland.
New records added to Irish Genealogical Online Record Search System
22 October 2007
We have received the following notice from the Irish Family History Foundation -
As part of the continuing Irish Family History Foundation's Online Research Service (ORS) we are pleased to announce the availability of the records of the Roscommon Heritage Centre. This adds over half a million more baptismal, birth, death and marriage records that can be searched and purchased online.
Just go to the following site and login using your existing IFHF login details. http://roscommon.brsgenealogy.com
The ORS is a national initiative organized by the Irish Family History Foundation which co-ordinates and represents the county based genealogical centres on the island of Ireland. Over the coming months the records of other centres will become available firstly as individual county databases, and then these will be amalgamated into one Irish records database which will allow searching across all counties and sources.
Remember that you can purchase and spend your credit at any of the IFHF online centres.
The follow sites are currently live:
We hope you find the sites useful, and we will keep you informed as to when more Irish Family History Foundation Centres go online in the coming weeks.
150 years of 'Irish Times' goes online
12 September 2007
Irish Times is expanding their database.
Follow this link to the news article: http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0911/breaking72.htm
Here are a couple of quotes from the announcement:
"Genealogists and those researching their ancestors should also find the site of particular interest.
"The site is accessible through http://www.ireland.com/search and pricing starts at €10 for a 24-hour pass. The official launch event will
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland - move announced to new premises.
30 August 2007
On 23 August 2007 Culture Minister Edwin Poots announced that the Titanic Quarter will be the location for a new, state of the art Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.
In his announcement the Minister said: "My Department has committed £30 million to the re-location of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in the hope that everyone from the region and indeed visitors to Northern Ireland can use the resources it holds. The new state of the art facilities will greatly enhance public access, with the new building being prominently located within easy reach of many transport routes.
Given the choice of location it is very appropriate that many of the records held by PRONI including some on the Titanic, will be returning home to where they were originally drawn up and written. The regeneration of the Titanic Quarter, which is a very high profile landmark site in Belfast, will formally put PRONI on the map as a must see tourist attraction for local, national and international visitors."
Trinity Quarter is located beside the new Belfast Metropolitan College and within walking distance of Belfast City Centre.
Dublin City Library & Archive, 138/144 Pearse St., Dublin 2.
3 July 2007
New to Holdings.
Newspapers. – The Evening Irish Times January 1902 – October 1921
Dublin Electoral Rolls Database.
National Library of Ireland
12 April 2007
A number of changes have recently taken place at the National Library.
England & Wales 1911 Census Digitisation – National Archives, Kew, England.
12 April 2007
The following notice was received from the Federation of Family History Societies. The Irish Family History Society is a member of FFHS.