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Ann Gregg, a genealogy consultant, helps Patricia Smith-McCarthy track down a cousin at the Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. Gregg helped Smith-McCarthy, who grew up on Long Island, New York and now lives with her husband in South Carolina, secure a copy of her grandfather’s brother’s marriage license, phone numbers, and email addresses of living contemporaries in County Cork. Previously, her siblings were only able to glean anecdotal evidence after asking around at a pub near the farm, she says. “It is very rewarding,” says Gregg about her work. Sometimes Americans, who make up three-quarters of all those seeking their roots at the Genealogy Advisory Service, come fresh off a tour bus after being told of the office. “They start making phone calls home to get whatever information they know is there,” says Gregg, who’s organization, www.ancestornetwork.ie, contracts with the library.

Foreign Dispatch: Looking for Roots and Finding Threads Connecting the Present

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Ann Gregg, a genealogy consultant, helps Patricia Smith-McCarthy track down a cousin at the Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. Gregg helped Smith-McCarthy, who grew up on Long Island, New York and now lives with her husband in South Carolina, secure a copy of her grandfather’s brother’s marriage license, phone numbers, and email addresses of living contemporaries in County Cork. Previously, her siblings were only able to glean anecdotal evidence after asking around at a pub near the farm, she says. “It is very rewarding,” says Gregg about her work. Sometimes Americans, who make up three-quarters of all those seeking their roots at the Genealogy Advisory Service, come fresh off a tour bus after being told of the office. “They start making phone calls home to get whatever information they know is there,” says Gregg, who’s organization, www.ancestornetwork.ie, contracts with the library.

Ann Gregg, a genealogy consultant, helps Patricia Smith-McCarthy track down a cousin at the Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin. Gregg helped Smith-McCarthy, who grew up on Long Island, New York and now lives with her husband in South Carolina, secure a copy of her grandfather’s brother’s marriage license, phone numbers, and email addresses of living contemporaries in County Cork. Previously, her siblings were only able to glean anecdotal evidence after asking around at a pub near the farm, she says. “It is very rewarding,” says Gregg about her work. Sometimes Americans, who make up three-quarters of all those seeking their roots at the Genealogy Advisory Service, come fresh off a tour bus after being told of the office. “They start making phone calls home to get whatever information they know is there,” says Gregg, who’s organization, www.ancestornetwork.ie, contracts with the library.

(DUBLIN, IRELAND) AUG, 2017 – THE AMERICAN WRITER MARK TWAIN ONCE SAID HISTORY DOESN’T REPEAT, BUT RATHER IT RHYMES. BILL MARCUS, WHO’S TRAVELING ABROAD THIS MONTH IN IRELAND, REPORTS ON ONE MAN WHO SAYS HE HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART FOR THE U-S BECAUSE 170 YEARS AGO IT TOOK IN HIS COUNTRYMEN WHEN THE REST OF THE WORLD TURNED ITS BACK.

 

Above and below are photos that hang on the wall at the Genealogy Advisory Service office in at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

Above and below are photos that hang on the wall at the Genealogy Advisory Service office in at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin.

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New edition of ‘Tracing your Dublin Ancestors’

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Flyleaf Press,  the publishing arm of Ancestor Network,   has published a fourth edition of ‘Tracing your Dublin Ancestors’’ by James G Ryan and Brian Smith.    The title   is a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in the city and county of Dublin and is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. This includes guidance on researching in the many archives in Dublin City.  It is well illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material.  It also provides background on the social history of Dublin and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.  You can order it here.

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Waterford  Tradesmen in the 1820s

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Small Sources 23:  Here is a potentially useful list, but also a challenge for our readers.   This list of 79 tradesmen was compiled for some purpose related to an election in Waterford sometime between 1826 and 1847. It is in a file of documents in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 15,028 (9))  entitled “Several hundred documents – petitions, resolutions, bills, lists of voters, etc., – in the Waterford election of .. 1826, the Tipperary election.., 1830, and..Waterford, 1847”.  It lists 40 Cordwainers (shoemakers); 17 tailors, 15 carpenters and 7 chandlers.   Research on those listed strongly points to it being from Waterford, and also that it was compiled in the late 1820s.  Pigott’s Directory of 1824 lists some of the listed tradesmen in Waterford,  while  none are listed in other towns in the region.   None of the names appear in Shearman’s Directory (1839) or Slater’s (1846).  The list also has a column headed ‘son of’ with a few entries; and all are prefixed by a year and month.  The years listed range from 1785 to 1824 but the vast majority are between 1801 and 1806.  The year and month seem to have some relevance to the purpose of the list.  It is possible that they may have had votes as guild members and that the dates are related to this.  We would welcome any observations on possible purposes for this list.  Also,  can anyone make a connection to any of the persons  listed?

Ancestor Network will offer 1 free hour of research by a professional researcher to conduct further research on these individuals, and/or to obtain copies of the original. Click here and quote ‘WD SS23’ in the subject line.

Name                                         Son of ..

Cordwainers
Saml. ? Butts ?
Budd, Tobias        (1)
Bayley, George
Clarke, William                        Godfrey C.
Chambers, Benj.
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Residents of Ballyporeen Co. Tipperary 1840

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Small Source 22: This shows 59 residents of the village of Ballyporeen (Civil parish of Templetenny, Co. Tipperary) in 1840. They were tenants of the Kingston Estate and the original rental ledger is in the National Library of Ireland (Ms. 3276). The ledger gives no information other than stating that these were tenants in the town, and providing details of rent and arrears. Read More

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Roscommon Labourers and Tradesmen 1846

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 Small Sources 21.  This is a list of labourers and tradesmen employed at Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon during the half-year ending 1st May 1846, when it was the estate of the Tenison family.  The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (ref NLI Ms. 5101).   The list shows the name; townland in which the person lived; rate of pay; number of  days worked;  sum due;  amount paid;  and a column for a signature and notes.

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New Wexford Baptism records 1783-1790

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Small Sources 20:   These 126 baptisms took place in Wexford (probably in the Gorey area) between 1783 and 1790.   The originals are in the Franciscan Library, Killiney, Co. Dublin (Ms. C 104 – Baptisms). See www.franciscans.ie/friaries/killiney for more information on this archive.  We thank the Franciscan order for access to their records and for permission to publish. Read More

Annie’s Letter – valuable lessons about research methodology,

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annie-front-covAnnie’s Letter, by Robert Burke (ISBN: 978-0-9539974-6-6 – details here)  is the true story of a search for Burke and Collingwood ancestors based on a family letter. It is extraordinary for several reasons, not least of which is the wonderful variety of family members uncovered. Admirals, farmers, surgeons and priests; widows and émigrés; rebels and conservatives; Irish, English, New Zealander and American are all part of the rich family tapestry which is unfolded. But perhaps most extraordinary is the eerie mix of coincidence and chance which assisted the search. The story focuses on the Burke family of Mayo and their extensive connections with Collis, Creagh, Mullay, Blake, Kirwan, Browne, O’Mahony, Collingwood (including Admiral Collingwood who served in the British Navy alongside Nelson) and many others.    The author was inspired by a letter written in about 1881 by his great-grandmother, Annie Goodwin Burke, giving various family details. The resulting 20 years of research led him to find ancestors in Ireland, UK, the West Indies, New Zealand and America. What sets it apart, however, are the anecdotes and extraordinary coincidences along the way.    Read More

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Android Version of the App now available

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Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, has just released the Android version of its interactive Irish Genealogy Research App.

It is a Dublin Map Guide to Irish Genealogy and History Sources. This ‘Ancestor Network’ App displays a list of the leading Dublin-based libraries, archives, research centres, historic sites and museums. These are linked to a detailed interactive map of Dublin containing supplemental information such as physical and web address location, contact details, and opening hours. Read More

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Tenants of Prittie Estate, Tipperary & Offaly 1826.

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Small Sources 17. This document lists tenants of 57 holdings on the estates of Hon. Francis A. Prittie during March and May 1826. It lists 71 names as several are in joint tenancies. It indicates the townland, rent and arrears for each. Only the rent amount is shown here as an indication of the holding size. The list is among the ”Dunalley Papers, of the Prittie family Lords Dunalley, 1665-1937” in the National Library of Ireland; NLI Ms 29,808 (2). The holdings appear to be in 2 counties. Loughan or Loughane is in the Parish of Finglas, Co. Offaly close to the Prittie family home at Corville, which is just across the county border in Tipperary. Most of the remainder are in the area South of Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in the Civil parishes of Kilnaneave, Dolla and Ballynaclogh. Ballyandrew, which is the location of 19 tenancies, could not be found. There are townlands called Ballyandrew in Cork and Wexford. However, this property would appear to be in Tipperary, based on the family names. Does anyone have suggestions (noting that it might not be the name of a townland)? Read More

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