Author Archives: Laura

Behind the scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service

The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that you never know in advance who you will meet, or what stories you will hear.  My job is to listen, to identify verifiable facts and events, and to … Continue reading

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British Institute, Salt Lake City, UTAH, 21-25 Sept. An interview with Bruce Durie

Dr Bruce Durie has enjoyed two successful careers in different fields.  He began his professional life as a biochemist/ pharmacologist. In 1977 he was awarded the IBRO/ UNESCO Fellowship as ‘Scotland’s most promising young neuroscientist.” In the 90s, he moved … Continue reading

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Common Currency: The Shared Inheritance of Ulster and North America”.

The conference “Common Currency: The Shared Inheritance of Ulster and North America”.  will take place on the 4th June 2015 in the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre, Corn Exchange Building, 1-9 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT9 6RY.

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Research Tip of The Week!

The search for a birth certificate online. I have recently been researching a family that lived on Inishbofin, not the island off the Galway coast but a smaller one off the coast of Donegal. I had located the family in … Continue reading

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Genealogist/historian volunteer needed on UCD Mineral Collection project

The minerals that comprise UCD’s large and historic mineral collection, now being curated by the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), often have associated labels that contain the names of the people who collected, donated or sold the minerals.  Who these … Continue reading

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News Digest

    Will Ireland become the first country to pass a gay marriage amendment by referendum ? The search for an ancestor brings two Irish American families together: A Bleak History: New Dublin workhouse records allow you to … Continue reading

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The Ned Kelly Gang

When news of the Australian Seminar evening in Trinity College on the 20th of  May, reached one of our readers, it struck a personal note. Ronald Land is the great-grandnephew of the police officer who was in command at the time … Continue reading

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  Digital Imaging/Digital Publications: Full Time/Permanent Position. Eneclann are looking for a dynamic and hard working individual to join their Publications and Digital Imaging team. The role will involve the quality control of high quality digital images, as well as … Continue reading

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Expert workshops for CPD in May

Our Sixth Guest Speaker will be Willie Nolan Willie Nolan is an historical geographer and was formerly an associate professor in the Department of Geography, UCD. He taught geography at UCG in the 1970s where a colleague in Sociology was … Continue reading

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Work House Registers

“Work House Registers” On Sunday the 10th at 6 p.m. Brian Donovan of,Eneclann, and Abigail Rieley of,Findmypast, talked live,on air about the “Workhouse registers.” Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons also pre-recorded a short interview for the History Show, on the relevance … Continue reading

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