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Monthly newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland (March 2013) - "Ireland's most active genealogical organisation"
ISSN 1649-7937 Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette (incorporating “The Genie Gazette”) Vol. 8 No. 3 www.familyhistory.ie March : Márta 2013 Family History Year As Irish people and those of worldwide sows the seeds of a 2011, to allow for the release Irish ancestry around the lifelong interest in things Irish of the 1926 Census of Ireland. world gather to celebrate St. amongst our diaspora and, quite This would greatly enhance Patrick’s Day with parades, naturally, a burning desire to the interest in Irish genealogy pageants, festivals and other visit Ireland. Partnering with around the world as it would events, undoubtedly many successful Irish companies like throw a light on a period of will make some reference to Eneclann, Findmypast Ireland great turbulence in our na- matters genealogical. This and Ancestor Network Limited, tion’s history and mass emi- GENEALOGY year something quite special Fáilte Ireland could also harness gration between the Census of has been occurring and gather- the talents and overseas contacts 1911 and that of 1926. An- HERALDRY ing pace as more and more of a dynamic voluntary geneal- other matter that should be events are being planned for ogy sector, including this Soci- explored is the development of VEXILLOLOGY The Gathering Ireland. Far ety and others, to formulate, mechanisms, by which, the from being the flop that some implement and develop multi- State’s delivery of heraldic SOCIAL HISTORY pessimistic commentators annual promotional strategies services could be radically expected, The Gathering Ire- for a reenergized and sustainable transformed, promoted interna- Heritage Matters land, has actually captured the ‘roots tourism’ initiative. Fáilte tionally by designated heraldic imagination of the global Irish Ireland and the Minister for agents and made widely acces- Book Reviews community. However, in the Transport, Tourism & Sport sible at a reasonable price as month where landmarks the Leo Varadkar, TD, in coopera- uniquely Irish heritage prod- Open Meetings world over are illuminated in tion with the Minister for Arts, ucts. The widespread commu- green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Heritage and the Gaeltacht, nity endeavour, expertise and News & Queries Day, it is probably unwise to Jimmy Deenihan, TD, should experience harnessed during gauge and to predict any possi- consider convening a series of ‘Family History Year’ and The ble impact that this publicity exploratory meetings with the Gathering Ireland’ must be will eventually have on over- commercial and voluntary sec- seen as the building blocks for seas visitor numbers this year. tors of Irish genealogy with the the future of ’roots tourism’ Therefore, the decision by the objective of creating a national and Irish genealogy generally. www.eneclann.ie organisers of The Gathering policy on the delivery of genea- Ireland to designate this year logical services in Ireland and AGM 2013 as ‘Family History Year’ must overseas to our diaspora. Central be seen as arguably the most to any national policy should be The Annual General Meeting of the CONTENTS Society will be held on Tues. important and sustainable the immediate commitment to March 12th 2013 at 20.00hrs in Annual Report of the 2 investment in the future of introduce legislation along the Dún Laoghaire College of Further Board of Directors Irish tourism for decades. The lines of this Society’s Statistics Education, Cumberland Street, Dún promotion of Irish genealogy (Heritage Amendment) Bill, Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Bratacha 2013—Festival 2 of Flags & Emblems Family History Advice 2 “The Fighting Irish” Genealogy Courses The Society, in partnership with expresses the torment and dissolu- Moylan of Na Píobairí Uilleann. the other organisations hosting the tion of defeat and the triumphs, no The musicians will include the James Scannell Reports .. 3 Bratacha 2013—Festival of Flags matter how brief, of victory. The much acclaimed, very versatile & Emblems, is delighted with the evocative title “The Fighting and talented band The Bonny Men Précis of Feb. Lecture plans to stage a world premiere in Irish—in defeat, in victory—the and others. The concert will be Irish DNA Atlas Project 3 Dún Laoghaire on Friday May music lives on” is far from any held at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún 10th 2013. The specially commis- celebration of war but rather a musi- Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, at 20.00hrs Diary Dates 4 sioned concert will feature the cally exploration of a particular on Friday May 10th 2013. Tickets battle hymns and marches of the aspect of the cultural legacy of past are very reasonably priced for the New Foundation 4 Irish at war over a millennium. wars. The narration will be by the Bratacha 2013 Festival of Flags & Established Based on research undertaken by renowned military historian and Emblems at €12.00 (concessions Na Píobairí Uilleann, Eneclann broadcaster, Myles Dungan, and the €10.00) and will be available very GSI Journal 2013 4 and the Office of Public Works on musical arrangement will be by shortly from the Pavilion or on- the battlefield of Ireland, this Maitiú Ó Casaide based on research line at the theatre’s own website: Outreach Programme unique collection of tunes vividly into the tunes undertaken by Terry www.paviliontheatre.ie Monthly Newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland ISSN 1649-7937 PAGE 2 I R E LA ND ’ S G E NE A LO G I C A L G A Z E T T E ( I NC O R P O R A T I NG “ T HE G E NI E G A ZE T T E ” ) V O L. 8 NO . 3 Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Society The following is the Annual Report of the Board of Back to Our Past event at the RDS and the Society had vexillology, the Board registered ‘Vexillology Ire- Directors of the Genealogical Society of Ireland Lim- stands at various community festivals and local history land’ as a business name. At its final meeting before ited adopted by the Board at its meeting of March 7th events. The Society’s proposal for an event for The the Annual General Meeting the Board established An 2013 by Res: 13/03/985. As usual the Annual Report Gathering Ireland has attracted support and coopera- Daonchartlann Foundation to secure a permanent covers the period from AGM to AGM, however, the tion from a number of genealogical and heritage or- home for the Society and its growing archive. In Annual Financial Report is for the period ending ganisations. Bratacha 2013 – Festival of Flags & addition to the above, the outgoing Board dealt with December 31st 2012. The Board of the Society met Emblems is planned for May 9th to 11th 2013 and has legislative and public policy matters and with other twelve times during the year to deal with the day-to- as its lead organisations the Society, Dún Laoghaire matters relating to the Society’s membership of the day business of the Society. In addition to attending Harbour Company, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Federation of Family History Societies; The County these meetings each of the directors undertook duties Council and the National Maritime Museum of Ireland. Steering Committee for The Gathering Ireland; The associated with their various portfolios including The event has been chosen as a ‘key event’ for The Wheel; Integrating Ireland and such matters relating organising eleven Morning Open Meetings and twelve Gathering in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The Society’s to the Society’s Sectoral Representation on the Strate- Evening Open Meetings, the latter with guest speakers website, Facebook page, Pinterest and Twitter account gic Policy Committee on the Environment, Culture arranged by the Director of the GSI Lecture Pro- continue to be valuable components in the promotion and Community of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County gramme. In addition to the Annul Journal for 2013, of the activities of the Society and Irish genealogy in Council. The Board also complied with its statutory the Society published twelve issues of its newsletter general. The Society’s website now provides indexes obligations in respect of the Companies Acts 1963- ‘Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette’ and its readership to the Society’s Journals from 1992 to 2012 and to 2009, its position as a Registered Charity and as a figures continued to be very strong throughout the year ‘Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette’ from 2006 to 2012 Nominating Body for Seanad Éireann (Irish Senate). especially on-line where it was available in pdf format. and, although work is continuing on the provision of a The newsletter has been central to all the Society’s Digital Archive, the Society’s monthly newsletters Michael Merrigan, MA, FGSI, General Secretary legislative campaigns. The Society’s Archives and from 1996 are now available on-line. Ancestor Net- Research Centre – An Daonchartlann - located at the work Ltd, in conjunction with the Society, provided AGENDA FOR AGM Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, was extremely busy very successful Weekend Genealogy Courses at An throughout the year providing access to the Society’s Daonchartlann. The Society continues to support the 1. 20.00hrs—Minutes of the 2012 AGM collections and assisting visitors with family history Books 4 Vijecnica initiative by Bosnian students aimed research queries. The facility was open on Wednesdays at re-stocking their University Library which was 2. Directors’ Annual Report (printed above) from 10.30hrs to 16.30hrs with the exception of the 4th destroyed in the fire at the National Library in Sarajevo Wednesday of each month when it opened at 13.00hrs. during the Bosnian civil war. The Irish DNA Atlas 3. Annual Financial Report Also from July 14th 2012, the facility was open each Project, operated in conjunction with the Royal Col- Saturday from 14.00hrs to 18.00hrs. The work is on- lege of Surgeons in Ireland and the University of 4. Election of the Board 2013/14 going to fully catalogue the Society’s collections and Leicester, has continued to produce very interesting indexes to a number of theses collections have been and promising data for this unique academic genetic 5. Installation of in-coming Cathaoirleach made available on-line. The recording of memorial genealogy research project. The Board appointed the inscriptions continued during the year with a further Society’s first Honorary Vexillologist to advise the 6. 20.30hrs—Guest Speaker – Q&A collection due to be published shortly on CD. The Society on its promotion of the study of vexillology Society’s Outreach Policy involved the Society’s (study of the history, culture, usage and meaning of 7. 22.00hrs—Close of Meeting participation in a number of exhibitions, including the flags & emblems) and to assist in its promotion of Bratacha 2013 FREE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH ADVICE The Society’s main event for The Gathering, emblems. Opening on Europe Day, Thursday Bratacha 2013—Festival of Flags & Emblems, May 9th, with the unveiling of a spectacular An Daonchartlann, the Society’s Archives and has been designated as a ‘key event’ by Dún floral and herbaceous feature in Cabinteely Park Research Centre, at the Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Bratacha and the raising of the specially designed festival Laoghaire, is open each Wednesday from 2013 (Irish for ’flags’) will be hosted by the flag. The lectures and seminars, all free and 10.30hrs to 16.30hrs (except 4th Weds. open at Society in conjunction with the Dún Laoghaire open to the public, will explore the events that 13.00hrs) and each Saturday from 14.00hrs to Harbour Company, the County Council and the shaped the lives and times of our ancestors as 18.00hrs. Members are on hand on those days National Maritime Institute of Ireland from either ‘flag wavers or followers’ down through to provide free family history research ad- May 9th to 11th 2013. There are over twenty- the centuries. Learn how to explore your fam- vice to visitors to the facility, however, the use five other participating organisations covering ily’s links to these events and what resources are of the resources of the GSI Archives & Re- many areas of interest to the genealogist, histo- available for your own family history research. search Centre is reserved for members of the rian, local historian, military or naval historian, The event will also feature an exhibition of flags Society. Day research membership is available social historian and, of course, heraldists and and emblems, a ‘History & Genealogy Village’, for €5.00 and payable on-line at the GSI web- vexillologists. The programme is designed to Ireland’s first Heraldic Colloquium, a major site. Travelling to the facility is best by public suit both the specialist and the enthusiast—but musical event (see page 1) and a huge ‘Parade transport as Dublin Bus and the DART are more importantly, it caters for the curious seek- of Flags’ through the Town of Dún Laoghaire. nearby, however, pay-n-display parking is ing to learn more about the history, heritage, Bratacha 2013 is a community event. For fur- available in the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Area. culture and identities associated with flags and ther details see: www.bratacha.com For directions see: www.familyhistory.ie WEEKEND GENEALOGY COURSES GSI LECTURE PROGRAMME Weekend Genealogy Courses are provided in other records. Practical advice will be shared Tues. 12th March —’The loss of the Dún conjunction with John Hamrock of Ancestor with participants as they embark on the quest to Laoghaire Lifeboat off Bray in 1876’ by James Network Ltd. These very successful and popu- trace their ancestors. Courses are held at the GSI Scannell. We hope to start this talk at 20.30hrs lar courses are specially designed to help begin- Archives and Research Centre, An Daonchart- following the main business of the AGM. Tues. ners unlock the mysteries of their ancestry. lann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, 9th April—’Ancestry.com as an archival re- Classes are small providing better tuition. An- where the major on-line genealogy resources will source for the genealogist—present and future cestor Network Ltd. is the provider of the Gene- be covered in a ‘hands-on’ way for best results. plans’ by Eric Booth. Tues. 14th May —’The alogy Advisory Services for the National Li- For further information please contact John Preservation of Old Documents’ by Christine brary of Ireland and the National Archives of Hamrock by phone on 087 050 5296 or by e-mail Deakin. Tues. 11th June—’The Ordnance Ireland. The course includes guided tours at the on firstname.lastname@example.org Survey Office as a Genealogical Resource’ by National Library, Dublin City Library and other TBA. VENUE: Dún Laoghaire College of centres of research. Learn how to be your own IRELAND’S GENEALOGICAL GAZETTE Further Education, Cumberland St, Dún researcher. Topics to be covered include the Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Directions on principles of genealogy, computers and the Past issues of this newsletter are available in pdf www.familyhistory.ie The Director of the GSI internet, place names and surnames, location format to read or to download free of charge on Lecture Programme, Séamus Moriarty, FGSI, and use of census, vital, valuation, church and the Society’s website www.familyhistory.ie can be contacted at Gazette@familyhistory.ie Monthly Newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland ISSN 1649-7937 V O L. 8 NO . 3 I R E LA ND ’ S G E NE A LO G I C A L G A Z E T T E ( I NC O R P O R A T I NG “ T HE G E NI E G A ZE T T E ” ) PAGE 3 James Scannell Reports... PROF. KEVIN B. NOWLAN, RIP his staunch republican views throughout his TALK ON JUBILEE NURSES life. Prominent in public affairs in Kilkenny The death took place in February of 91 year old City and a Sinn Féin activist, this book also Up to the 1950’s Jubilee Nurses provided an Kevin B, Nowlan, a veteran conservationist and gives an insight into the republican movement important role to medical practitioners in an era former Professor of History at UCD, Dublin. in the Kilkenny area during the War of Inde- when each county council operated its own Professor Nowlan was a founder of the Dublin pendence and then progresses to his to involve- public health system and on Wednesday March Civic Group, and later served as President of ment in the making of the key for the Lincoln 13th Ms. Elizabeth Prendergast will present her An Taisce, Vice-President of the Irish Georgian Jail escape. DeLoughrey was mayor of Kil- lecture on ‘The Jubilee Nurses in Dublin’ to the Society, and Chairman of the Castletown Foun- kenny for six consecutive years, a member of Old Dublin Society at 18.30hrs in the Confer- dation which was established to protect what the first Seanad where as a man who was never ence Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, was considered to be one of Ireland’s earlier afraid to speak his mind, became embroiled in 138 -144, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome and most important stately homes. sensitive issues such as divorce and film cen- to attend - admission free. sorship and also later served as a Cumann na OVERLOOKED HERO nGaedheal TD. A truly remarkable biography DEATH OF IRISH OLYMPIAN of a man whose pivotal role in Irish history has The undetected escape from Lincoln Jail by been overlooked until now with this book. The death took place in Garden City, New Eamon de Valera and two others in 1919, was York, during February of 90-year old Cummins the culmination of several months of planning 1813 DROWNING TRAGEDY Clancy, a discus thrower who took part in the which was achieved by simply walking out of 1948 London Olympic Games. He later went to the jail using a key specially made for the On Monday February 11th Donegal mayor Cllr. the United States of America where for many doors and smuggled in without being detected, Frank McBrearty unveiled a 2½ ton inscribed years he ran the brokerage firm of Clancy & in place of the traditional methods of digging a sandstone rock monument in a landscaped Clancy in New York. tunnel or trying to get over the wall. The story gardened overlooking Bruckless Bay in Co. of that escape and the man who made the key, Donegal to commemorate upwards of 80 peo- The March 2013 issue (No. 10) Peter DeLoughry, is the subject of Declan ple who were drowned in what is considered of the excellently produced and Dunne’s book ‘Peter’s Key – Peter DeLoughry Ireland worst fishing disaster. On the morning very popular e-magazine ‘Irish and the Fight for Independence’ published by of February 12th 1813, more than 200 open Lives Remembered’ is now Mercier Press. Very much man a forgotten boats, many of them currachs, were capsized in available to read or to download man and overlooked in Irish history, this book a sudden storm which struck them with records to your PC free of charge on provides the reader with a fascinating biogra- indicating that somewhere between 46 and 80 www.irishlivesremembered.ie phy on this remarkable individual who held to were drowned. Précis of the February Lecture lin the next morning. The harbour also wit- nessed many tragedies and, of course, it was IRISH DNA ATLAS PROJECT On Tuesday February 12th 2013 members were from the Carlisle Pier that millions emigrated The Irish DNA Atlas is a collaborative academic treated to a very comprehensive and hugely from these shores in the years following the research project undertaken by Dr. Gianpiero informative lecture by Gráinne Shaffrey on Great Famine right up to the present day. It has Cavalleri of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ’Dún Laoghaire Harbour and its Board’. Many been dubbed the ‘Pier of Tears’ for very good (RCSI), the University of Leicester in the UK and the almost take for granted the general history of reason—for many it was their last sight of their Society. The main objectives of the project are (1) to the building of the magnificent asylum harbour homeland. An excellent lecture with Q and A. further our knowledge of the population history of at Kingstown during the 1820s, however, as Ireland and (2) to help us understand how genes influ- Ms. Shaffrey has shown there is much more to ence health in Ireland. Participants continue to be ANNUAL DINNER 2013 sought from across the island of Ireland and, indeed, the story of Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Ms. Shaf- from overseas who can trace each of their eight great- frey brought us through the various stages of Certainly Eddie Gahan, Director of Research grandparents to the same general area of Ireland. the development of the harbour facilities over Information Services and Chairperson of the Participants are requested to present a Birth Brief the past 190 years as it continuously met new GSI Social Club, is to be warmly congratulated (Pedigree Chart) and to provide a DNA sample (kit challenges in the development of transport and on the wonderfully successful inaugural Society provided) for analysis. Participants are sought, male or trade between the port and Holyhead in north Annual Dinner on Friday March 8th 2013. The female, with ancestry from any part of Ireland meeting Wales. The building of the passenger train the criteria regarding the eight great grandparents. National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire was an Members are asked to assist the project by inviting network within Ireland and Great Britain revo- outstanding choice of venue where around forty friends and colleagues to participate. If you are inter- lutionised the movement of passengers, freight members and guests enjoyed a sumptuous four- ested in participating or have a query about participat- and mail between Ireland and the rest of what course meal and music. As an inaugural event it ing, please don’t hesitate to contact Séamus O’Reilly was then the British Empire. Mail posted in was a huge success and most enjoyable. We’re by e-mail on Irish.email@example.com Also, check- London in the afternoon was delivered in Dub- already looking forward to new year Eddie. out the project newsletter on the GSI website. jects; Members’ internet forum (under construction); GSI MEMBERSHIP genealogical, heraldic and vexillological advice; and WILL YOUR RECORDS WELL the facility to publish your research in the GSI Journal. In the course of our research over many years we natu- The Annual Review of the Membership Package was Special Membership concessions on products and rally amass a huge amount of paper and computer undertaken by the Board of Directors at its meeting on services obtained, from time to time, by the Society. records. We love these records, we’ve worked hard to Thursday November 1st, 2012. It was agreed under The Board also agreed to provide a number of conces- collect the information—it is of great value. Books, Res: 12/11/952 to keep the cost of the Annual Sub- sionary rates at €20.00 for persons under 25 years of photographs, charts, interview notes, copy certificates, scription for 2013 for Irish and Overseas Members at age and persons attending recognised genealogy parish register and census transcripts—all lovingly €40.00. The Membership Package for 2013 includes courses etc. This Membership Package shall be applied collected over many years. But have you made provi- the following: Member voting rights; optional second as and from January 1st 2013 and be subject to annual sion for the preservation of your records, files and notes household adult member (18 years or over) with review, however, existing Membership Packages shall after we die? Don’t let your hard work end up as landfill voting rights; Membership Certificate [Res: be honored until their annual renewal date. or all of your books be sold off after you’ve gone. 11/09/859]; right to use GSI post-nominal; copy of the Please make provision in your Will to donate them to Annual Journal; monthly newsletter by e-mail; use of NOTE: In accordance with Res: 10/09/785 all Mem- the Society’s Archives for future generations. the Society’s Archive; monthly meetings/lectures; bership Packages fall due for renewal on the anniver- special prices of up to 50% off selected Society publi- sary of joining—please check your Membership cations; right to register your own assumed Arms or MEDAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND Certificate. Apply on-line at www.familyhistory.ie or emblems with the Society free of charge; right to have if you prefer, download the form and send it to Mr. Ancestors or relatives who served in the Irish, British, your Club, School or Institutions assumed Arms or Billy Saunderson, MGSI, Director of Finance, Commonwealth, American or other armed forces or in emblems registered with the Society free of charge to a ‘Suzkar’, Killiney Avenue, Killiney, Co. Dublin, the mercantile marine of these countries? Checkout the maximum of ten registrations; occasional group pro- Ireland. New Members always welcome! Medal Society of Ireland on www.msoi.eu Monthly Newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland ISSN 1649-7937 IRELAND’S GENEALOGICAL GAZETTE is published by the NEW FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED Genealogical Society of Ireland Limited 11, Desmond Avenue, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland Once again the Society has broken new ground in the provision of genealogical services in Ireland with an innovative and exciting proposal based on the Society’s long-held E-mail: GAZETTE@familyhistory.ie objective to establish an Irish Institute for Genealogical & Heraldic Studies. At the Charity Reference: CHY10672 March 2013 meeting, the Board unanimously adopted a resolution (Res: 13/03/986) The Society is a Nominating Body for Seanad Éireann proposed by Séamus O’Reilly, FGSI and seconded by John Hamrock, MGSI, to establish An Daonchartlann Foundation, with the following objectives. ►The Founda- Board of Directors 2012-2013 tion shall promote an awareness, appreciation and knowledge of the genealogical, heral- dic and vexillological heritage of the people of Ireland and her diaspora. ►The Founda- Pádraic Ingoldsby (Cathaoirleach : Chairperson); Gerry Hayden (Leas-Chathaoirleach : Vice Chair); Michael Merrigan (General tion shall seek to identify, encourage, and support research that documents and pre- Secretary : Company Secretary, Publications & Internet Services); serves the genealogical and heraldic heritage of the people of Ireland and her diaspora Billy Saunderson (Finance); Tom Conlon (Sales, Marketing & and to make such available for consultation, research and, where possible and appropri- Membership, On-Line Shop); Séamus O’Reilly (Archive, Irish DNA ate, publication. ►And, in the furtherance of the above objectives the Foundation shall Atlas Project); Barry O’Connor (Cemetery Projects); Séamus seek to establish, develop and promote a state-of-the-art genealogical and heraldic Moriarty (Lecture Programme), John Hamrock (Education & Social archive and research centre housed in its own building. ►Therefore, the Foundation Inclusion) and Eddie Gahan (Research Information Services). shall seek to identify and examine various funding opportunities including, grant aid, sponsorship, patronage, collaborative ventures, philanthropy, tax incentives and fund JOIN ON-LINE raising events in order to secure the resources required to acquire a suitable premises for www.familyhistory.ie a permanent base of operation for the Genealogical Society of Ireland, its archive and research centre. ►The Foundation may explore collaborative projects with public and private agencies to achieve the aims and objectives of the Foundation. ►The Founda- tion shall formulate, plan and implement a development program to achieve its objec- @GenSocIreland tives, including securing resources that will enhance its capacity to realize these objec- tives. The Foundation will be formally launched on Thursday June 6th 2013 by the appointment of up to seven persons to the honorary positions of ‘Trustee of the Founda- DIARY DATES tion’, including the Chairperson, three Board members and three other persons who Tuesday Mar. 12th (AGM) & Apr. 9th 2013 may be members or friends of the Society. Pending the incorporation of the Founda- Evening Open Meeting tion, it will operate as a sub-committee of the Board of Directors of the Society. With Dún Laoghaire College of Further Education the establishment of the Foundation it is envisaged that the incoming Board, to be Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire elected at the AGM on Tuesday March 12th, will prioritise the formulation, adoption 20.00hrs—22.00hrs and implementation of an ambitious strategic plan for An Daonchartlann Foundation. Wednesday Mar. 27th & Apr. 24th 2013 Morning Open Meeting FOUR COURTS PRESS Hardy’s Bar, Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire Irish History, Genealogy, Local History and much more 10.30hrs—12.30hrs www.fourcourtspress.ie Contribution €3.00 p.p. Evening & €4.00 p.p. Morning (Coffee/Tea included at Morning Meetings) Checkout the New Titles and Catalogue on-line GSI ANNUAL JOURNAL 2013 In Memoriam OUTREACH PROGRAMME Contents of this 136 page Journal include Beattie The GSI Board sends its sincere condolences to The Society of Research Information Service, and Kelly from Tyrone to Australia by Steven Hugh M. FitzPatrick, MGSI, on the death of his Eddie Gahan, MGSI, has produced a very busy Johnson; Some Irish Military Wives: The Regis- mother, Mary FitzPatrick (née Shinkwin) of schedule for the Society Outreach Programme ter of the Troop Transport the 'Prescot' – Febru- Ballsbridge, Dublin. Mrs. FitzPatrick died peace- including: Saturday March 2nd—The Geneal- ary 1801by Howard R. Clarke; Deaths in Scot- fully on Feb. 16th 2013 in the wonderful care of ogy Roadshow, Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow to land Prior to Civil Registration by Gordon John- Our Lady’s Manor Dalkey. Beloved wife of the be followed by Derry City on Saturday March son; Andrews & Company: A Wolverhampton late Hugh, loving mother of John, Hugh and 23rd and Cork on Saturday April 13th. He Family in Dublin by Enda MacMahon; Hannah Andrew. Sadly missed by her sons, daughters-in- will also have a stand at the Family History Day Falvey of Valencia Island, Co. Kerry, by Thomas law Carol and Julie, grandchildren Andrew, at the Dublin City Library and Archives on W. Merrigan; The Emigrants’ Return by Barry Emma, Gareth, John and Ross, her great- Saturday March 23rd and from March 14th Kennerk; R.I.P. at Lourdes by Pádraic In- grandchildren, brothers Charles and Joseph, to 18th as part of the St Patrick's Festival goldsby; Mary Kelly (1867-1946) – A Woman nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. The Fu- Irish Family History Centre is part of The Ahead of Her Time by Paula O’Kelly; Extract neral Mass was on Feb. 20th 2013 in Dalkey Gathering 2013 and will be held at the Discover from the Returns Relating to the GPO, Ireland; followed by cremation in Mount Jerome. RIP Ireland Centre at Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 from The Civil Survey of Meath 1654-56 - An Index by Thursday–Saturday: 10.00hrs–17.00hrs; Sun- James O. Coyle; DMP Casualties During the day: 11.00hrs–16.00hrs and Monday: 11.00hrs– Irish War of Independence by James Scannell; SARAJEVO UNIVERSITY 15.00hrs. There will also be a very interesting Militiaman Neal McCourt (1851-1872) by Bren- Calling all bibliophiles, academics and authors. Twenty range of talks over the five days organised by dan Hall; The Belfast Blitz – The Peoples' Ex- years ago over two million volumes, including priceless Findmypast Ireland. Eddie is always looking for perience by James Scannell; The McLoughlin manuscripts, were destroyed in the fire that engulfed the volunteers to assist at the GSI Stands. Contact Families of West Mayo by Adrian James Martyn; National & University Library in Sarajevo on August him by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Who Was Eliza Kenny? by George O’Reilly; 26th 1992 during the Bosnian civil war. This Society is Peter Byrne (1874-1962), Montana USA by proactively supporting a group of Bosnian students Róisín Lafferty; Ballynacreeva Cemetery, Seefin, Craughwell, Co. Galway by Steve Dolan; The seeking donations of contemporary academic works in any discipline to restock their university’s library which WHO ARE was totally destroyed in August 1992. Have you any Flanagan Family: Monaghan to Rhode Island by Joyce Flanagan; and The Search for National books that you could donate? Please forward donated volumes to: Mrs Fuada Muslic, Senior Officer for THE IRISH? School Rolls Books by Steve Dolan. Members Publishing, University of Sarajevo, Obala Kulina Bana receive copies with the Membership Package. 7/2, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tel: 00 STUDENT MEMBERSHIP 387 3322 1946 : E-mail email@example.com TRACING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS NOTA BENE: Please e-mail Ms. Muslic when items To encourage students and young people to take up by John Grenham, MA, MAPGI, FIGRS, FGSI are put in the mail to her and include details of sender family history research, the Society offers a 50% and contents. An example of what is required by the reduction for persons under 25 years of age. Also, The Society strongly recommends that for anyone Bosnian authorities on the Society’s website. It's a embarking on their family history quest one essential persons who take up adult education courses in geneal- piece of kit must be John Grenham’s ‘Tracing Your simple declaration of the contents etc. Please share this ogy can avail of a similar 50% reduction on the stan- Irish Ancestors’. Checkout: www.gillmacmillan.com appeal with your friends and colleagues. For further dard membership rate—that’s right, Student Member- Price €22.99 [RRP] information see: www.books4vijecnica.com ship for just €20.00. See GSI website for details. Monthly Newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Ireland
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