Pupils of Charity School in Cloyne, Co. Cork 1742-1864
Small Sources 72: This record is the register of 237 pupils (almost all boys) enrolled in a charity school founded in Cloyne, Co. Cork in 1726. The records available are for most of the period from 1742 until 1864 (excluding 1777-1808). The original register book is in the Representative Church Body Library (Ms 870) in […]
Victims and Criminals 1821-1860
Irish family historians must resort to some strange sources for information. Our new e-Book is a good example. It contains information on approximately 3,000 persons named in notices seeking information on perpetrators of crime in the period 1821 to 1860. They are effectively ‘Wanted’ posters or ‘Proclamations’ seeking information on those involved in serious crimes […]
New e-Book: ‘Sources for Irish Family History – 2021’
A huge resource of family history information is available in the journal articles, books and manuscripts that have been written by genealogy enthusiasts and scholars over centuries. Flyleaf Press has just published a second edition of our listing of these family histories. It is called ‘Sources for Irish Family History – 2021’ and is available […]
Know your Place – Irish places and their names
1. Introduction Finding the home place of your ancestor is central to finding the records they left behind. However, those new to Irish family research often find the nature of the land-divisions used, and their names, very confusing. Even those who are experienced in Irish research often find difficulty in locating places identified in old […]
Tenants of New Ross, Co. Wexford in 1768.
Small Sources 67: This is a rental containing 119 tenants of Arthur Lord Viscount Valentia’s estate in New Ross and Old Ross, Co. Wexford compiled in 1768. The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms 8470 (9)). The detail provides, for each tenant, the rent due; and the lease details (see […]
Tenants in Strokestown area of Roscommon 1810-15
Small Sources No. 66. This is a list of 94 tenants of the Pakenham-Mahon estate in Roscommon in the period 1810-1815. All tenants have properties in Strokestown and neighbouring townlands, and particularly in Cloonslannor, a neighbouring townland. The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 5501). It is one small item […]
How comprehensive are early Irish Civil records?
Registration of births, deaths and marriages in Ireland started in 1864 except for non-Catholic marriages which start in 1845. There are over 15.5 million records available on-line and they are a major resource for family history research. A separate blog provides the details of the records that are available and how to access them. However, […]