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Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com

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The Irish Genealogical Research Society has added thousands of new Irish records to their database.

IGRS reports that an additional 7,000 records have been added to their Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, bringing the total to about 260,000.

The new records include 14,000 names, which brings the total number of names across the three databases to 274,000.

The IGRS said that the new data includes references to many deaths culled from Irish newspapers.The Society’s Early Irish Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes are a unique collection of life event references from lesser-used and obscure sources.

One poignant news item that the IGRS discovered relates to the partial collapse of a Music Hall located in Fishamble Street, to the rear of Christchurch Cathedral in Dublin in 1782.

There, a meeting of the Trade Guild of St Luke, which combined the city’s cutlers, painters, paper-stainer, and stationers, was being held to nominate a candidate to stand for election to parliament.

Read on . . .

Source: Thousands of new Irish family records added to research database | IrishCentral.com


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Genealogy goldmine Church of Ireland Parish Registers to go online.

Genealogy goldmine Church of Ireland Parish Registers to go online.

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Does your Irish family have links to the Church of Ireland?
You could find out more about their past with the help of soon-to-be digitized records.

One of the wonders of the digital age is how the ability to digitize records has made it easier than ever to explore your genealogy no matter where in the world you are and now it’s set to become even easier if your Irish family was within the Church of Ireland.

On September 10, Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD announced that over $110,000 (€100,000) has been granted toward the digitization of Church of Ireland parish registers, held in the Representative Church Body Library, as part of the Department’s digitization scheme.

The register records date back as far as 1619 and include the Church of Ireland parish registers for baptism, marriage, and burial; 1,110 sets of parish records in total and approximately 840 of which contain varying quantities of public records which have not yet been digitized.

Making the announcement Minister Madigan stated: “I am delighted to provide funding for the Representative Church Body Library’s project to digitise Church of Ireland Parish Registers, as part of the wider cultural digitisation scheme.

“This digitisation project will make it possible for people all over Ireland and indeed the world to access these unique records as they represent an important body of evidence about the Church’s history . . .

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

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The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

 

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

 

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Irish Genetic Homeland Finder: Ancestry by DNA, place names, surnames.

Irish Genetic Homeland Finder: Ancestry by DNA, place names, surnames.

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The Irish Genetic Homeland Finder website is taking advantage of Ireland being the one country that preceded all others in using paternal surnames, by using the surnames as well as DNA and geographical place names in pinpointing direct male ancestry for approximately 1,000 years.
Irish Genetic Homeland Finder: Ancestry by DNA
Irish Genetic Homeland Finder traces Irish Ancestry using DNA, place names, and surnames.

This is an interactive site available to anyone who may be curious about their Irish surname, or those interested in more detailed research into Irish surnames that appear in their family tree.

Registration for this site is free and the first six queries are free, although there are fees applied on a pay as you go basis for additional queries.

All that is necessary is to input your surname(s) of interest to find locations where farmers with that surname cluster, in addition to place names and castles associated with the surname(s). Once the search button is pressed, it is possible to zoom within the interactive map to find known areas of concentrations of the names.

This works particularly well in Ireland because original farming families of a particular surname can still be found farming the lands of their ancestors. Those farmers also used their name in naming places they lived and castles they built, owned and passed on through their families.

If there is more than one Irish surname in one’s ancestry, it is possible to input all surnames and find locations where the highest concentration of each surname can be compared and finding likely places where both surnames coexisted.

Searches can be saved to avoid ever having to pay for the same search twice.

When examined in conjunction with an ancestral DNA test, it is possible to achieve a much more detailed and precise result. The DNA test can help to reveal surnames of ancestors and neighbors up to about 1,000 years ago.

I don’t have much Irish ancestry, but I’m sure this site could be hugely valuable to those whose Irish ancestry is more significant.

photo credit: George L Smyth via photopin cc


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