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Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme 2016

Seeking tax relief for 2016? Investing in an Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EII) is one of the only remaining ways in which Irish investors can reduce their 2016 tax liability. EII was established in 2011, and replaces the Business … Continue reading

Posted on November 29, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day: Letterkenny

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Date: Tuesday, May 17th Location: Letterkenny Library Time:12-5pm On the day you can expect: … Continue reading

Posted on May 13, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

Civil Registration Civil registration is a double edged sword. We are always delighted when our searches fall in to the time when we might find a birth, marriage or death for our ancestors. These records can often lead us to … Continue reading

Posted on May 6, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

  Events at St. Patrick’s Cathedral On Saturday 7th May at 20.00 soloist Virgina Kerr performs with the Goethe-Institute choir in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Concert includes music by Thomas Tallis, Haydn, and Handel.  Tickets €20, all proceeds to the Carmichael … Continue reading

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Irish Family History Centre and EPIC Ireland ticket Giveaway

10 Tickets up for grabs at the Irish Family History Centre and EPIC Ireland We are pretty excited here at Eneclann as we will be opening our brand new family history centre as part of EPIC Ireland today for the … Continue reading

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Space and Settlement in the middle Ages VII

 May 20th & 21st Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin ‘A Climate for Change?: approaching the archaeology of cultural enlightenments in 16C-17C Ireland.’  With Keynote Speaker Professor Audrey Horning (Queen’s University Belfast). Register for this event here

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Free Family History Day: Kilkenny

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Date: Monday May 9th Location: Kilkenny Library Time:12-5pm On the day you can expect: … Continue reading

Posted on May 5, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day: Thurles Library

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Date: Friday May 6th Location: Thurles Library Time:12-4pm On the day you can expect: … Continue reading

Posted on May 3, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

Counting all the people: 200 years of Irish census Sitting in traffic on the way home, an ad in the Irish language came on the car radio. Despite 14 years schooling in it, I’m not fluent, and had to concentrate … Continue reading

Posted on April 23, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

The Irish Project Terry Fagan

Terry Fagan Celebrating the 1916 Easter Rising in City Hall Dame Street Dublin This Saturday 23rd April 2016 Admission Free Starts 12 Noon Till 5 pm Celebrating 1916 with Talks, Photographic Exhibitions, 1916 Memorabilia and lots more

Posted on April 22, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

London based Society of Genealogists

Tickets are still available on the following Society of Genealogists events taking place in May, further information about each event is listed below. All events with a chargemust be pre-paid. Events can be booked through our website or by telephone (Tuesday-Thursdays … Continue reading

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CPD Joe Buggy May

Our Expert speaker for May is Joe Buggy Joe’s talk is entitled: Researching Uncle Sam: Introductory Genealogy Resources in the United States of America Date: Saturday 14th May Time: 2.00pm Venue: National Library of Ireland Synopsis Almost 3.8 million people … Continue reading

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News Digest

New insight into Shakespeare’s Will. Shakespeare’s Will, in particular the legacy to his wife of his “second best bed” has been presented as evidence that he was a cold unemotional man with a dysfunctional family. New research on the will … Continue reading

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How we got on at Who Do You Think You Are ? Live 2016

Eneclann’s Laura Carroll said: This year’s show was a great success and was once again very well organised. We were delighted to see such a strong turn out each day and really felt like the event was being well managed … Continue reading

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Children of the Rising 1916-2016 memorial

  Joe Duffy Announces: CHILDREN OF THE RISING 1916-2016 MEMORIAL SUNDAY MORNING MAY 1st AT 11 AM GLASNEVIN CEMETERY. ———————————————————-   THERE WILL BE A SHORT SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE IN THE GRAVEYARD WHERE MOST OF THE CHILDREN ARE BURIED ON … Continue reading

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Family History Centre Opening May 7th as part of EPIC Ireland’s visitor experience.

On May 7th 2016 EPIC Ireland will open its doors to an exciting new visitor experience in the CHQ building on Dublin’s docklands. EPIC Ireland will be the home for the stories of 10 million men and women who are … Continue reading

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Free Family History Day Tallaght Library

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Date: Thursday 28th April Location:Tallaght  Library Time:11-4pm On the day you can expect: .Free … Continue reading

Posted on April 20, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day Dunshauglin Library

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Dunshauglin Library! Date: Friday, April 22nd Location:Dunshauglin Library Time:11-4pm: On the day … Continue reading

Posted on April 18, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

    Violet Gibson: The Irish woman who shot Mussolini in the face http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/The-Irish-woman-who-shot-Mussolini-in-the-face.html Faces of the Titanic: Mary Burns http://www.irishcentral.com/news/faces-of-the-titanic-mary-burns-lost-her-life-while-tending-to-the-needs-of-others-on-board-146463295-237440081.html Faces of the Titanic: Ellen Toomey http://www.irishcentral.com/news/faces-of-the-titanic-ellen-toomey-145982395-237439351.html The Forgotten graves of the British who died in 1916 http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/The-forgotten-Dublin-graves-of-the-British-who-died-in-1916-PHOTOS.html The Forgotten History … Continue reading

Posted on April 8, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

Irish Record sets: the highways and byways and the paths that connect One thing that becomes second nature when conducting genealogical research on a daily basis are the highways and byways of Irish record sets, and the ‘paths’ that connect … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop for CPD. April 2016

Our Expert speaker for April is Dr. Patrick Roycroft Irish Mines and Quarries: Natives, Immigrants and Emigrants. Date: Saturday April 16th, Time:2pm – 3.30pm, Venue: The Seminar Room, NLI, Kildare St. Synopsis The influence and impact of mining and quarrying on … Continue reading

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Free Family History Day Abbeyleix

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Abbeyleix! Date:Thursday, April 14th Location: Abbeyleix Library Time:12-4pm: On the day you … Continue reading

Posted on April 5, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Who Do You Think You Are Live 2016

Eneclann are looking forward to exhibiting at, Who Do You Think You Are ? Live 2016 at the NEC Birmingham from the 7th -9th of April 2016 You will find us at stand 272, where we will be waiting to … Continue reading

Posted on April 4, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

Tracing ancestors in the arts in Ireland. It is a week and year for remembering all those who died in 1916 and we have had many queries relating to people who were involved in or whose lives were affected by … Continue reading

Posted on March 24, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Easter edition of Irish Lives Remembered

The Easter 2016 edition of Irish Lives Remembered is a bumper issue to commemorate the 1916 centenary. In this issue, Fiona Fitzsimons talks to broadcaster and historian Joe Duffy, whose recent book explores the short lives and violent deaths of the … Continue reading

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Free Family History Day Tullamore

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Tullamore!   Date:Thursday, March 31st Location:Tullamore Library Time:12-4pm: On the day you … Continue reading

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PODCASTS: The Women in the Military Service Pensions Collection 1916-1923.

Cécile Gordon Cécile’s Talk is entitled: The Women in the Military Service Pensions Collection 1916-1923. Ms Cécile Gordon is an archivist and has been working on the Military Service Pensions Project in Cathal Brugha Barracks since the beginning of the project in … Continue reading

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New source uncovered for Easter week 2016

A 1916 Letter Mollie Black’s letter I was given this letter by a neighbor, Lucinda Isabella Bright, many years ago. Lucy was sorting out some old correspondence and because of failing eyesight she asked me to check that she was … Continue reading

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PODCASTS: The Importance of Truthful Family History in Irish Culture

Bruce Arnold   The Importance of Truthful Family History in Irish Culture   This podcast takes a personal take on the place of family history in Irish culture. Bruce Arnold is a writer and journalist. He has published twenty three books and … Continue reading

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

An Interview with Lorna Moloney for Ancestral Connections Summer School 2016

  Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons met up recently with Lorna Moloney to discuss the annual Ancestral Connections Summer School in Genealogy. The Summer School is now in it’s 4th year, and has rapidly become a fixture in the genealogy calendar. … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

  Museum to tell story of the diaspora http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/museum-to-tell-story-of-the-diaspora-389084.html Finding your family in Irish Parish Records http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Finding-your-family-in-Irish-Parish-Records.html Quinnipiac and Irish Hunger Museum to host 1916 Rising events. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Quinnipiac-and-Irish-Hunger-Museum-to-host-1916-Rising-events.html Eyewitness to the Easter Rising from a child’s point of view http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Eyewitness-to-the-Easter-Rising-from-a-childs-point-of-view.html … Continue reading

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Free Family History Day Roscommon

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Roscommon!   Date: Wednesday, March 23rd Location: Roscommon County Library Time: 12-4pm: … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Family History Centre Genealogy Experts Wanted

  Opening in May 2016 the Irish Family History Centre operated by Eneclann, Ireland’s leading genealogical services provider, is currently seeking experienced applicants for Genealogy Expert positions. Selected candidates will be invited for interview at the beginning of April.  We expect … Continue reading

Posted on March 11, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest.

  On Thursday 3rd March, Fiona Fitzsimons will talk on Protecting your I.P. in the Creative Industries,to the Innovation Academy in Trinity College. https://www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/InnovationAcademy/ The Genealogy Show Dissecting 89 Georges street, a surgeons residence in Limerick in the nineteenth century. … Continue reading

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How we got on at our Free Family History Day in Athlone

Eneclann and findmypast  are currently visiting public libraries in many parts of the country  in response to an invitation to come and help library users with family history.  In this year of commemoration, there has been a great focus on … Continue reading

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Behind the Scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service

The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear.  Our job is to listen, to identify verifiable facts and events, and to guide enquirers … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

With the great excitement now of the indexing of the parish registers, we are all more enthused than ever about tracking down our families. Of course these records have been on microfilm in the National Library for the longest time, … Continue reading

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Irish Family History Centre opening May 2016

Exploring your Irish Family History is about to get a whole lot easier! Coming soon as part of Epic Ireland’s new visitor experience, Eneclann are Introducing a new exciting way to search for your Irish Ancestors and discover your unique family story … Continue reading

Posted on March 9, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day Shannon

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Shannon!   Date:Tuesday, March 15th Location:Sean Lemass Public Library,Shannon 2-6pm: On the … Continue reading

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Free Family History Day Mountmellick

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Mountmellick! Date:Tuesday, March 8th Location: Mountmellick Library 11am-4pm On the day you can … Continue reading

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

South Dublin Libraries 1966 Capuchin Annual Reprint

  South Dublin Libraries, by kind permission of the Capuchin Franciscan Order and with the generous assistance of Eneclann, are proud to present a reprint of the 1916 commemorative pages of the 1966 Capuchin Annual as part of South Dublin … Continue reading

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day Portlaoise

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Portlaoise! Date:Wednesday, March 2nd Location:Portlaoise Library 11am-4pm On the day you can expect: … Continue reading

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Catholic Parish Records Now Online and Free Forever

10 Million Irish Catholic Parish Records Free Forever To Search Online Records span 200 years of Irish history (1670-1900), contain 40 million names, cover 1000 parishes across all 32 counties of Ireland Collection forms the most important resource for Irish … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week

At the Expert Workshop in Feburary, Aileen Wynne asked us all to talk about our favourite source, for one minute only. This is much harder than you might think, and it led to an interesting exchange of ideas and a … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshop for CPD: March 2016

In March our guest speaker is Cécile Gordon Saturday 12th March 2016. Time:2pm Venue:The National Library of Ireland Cécile’s Talk is entitled: The Women in the Military Service Pensions Collection 1916-1923.   Through successive commemorative exercises, the narrative of the Easter Rising … Continue reading

Posted on February 25, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day Sligo

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Sligo! Date:Monday 29th February Location: Sligo County Library 12-5pm On the day … Continue reading

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Project Proclamation

Big Mountain Productions, with Two Tube and RTÉ 2fm are inviting 11-17 year olds to create a one-minute film or audio piece, which documents or interprets their personal response to Proclamation Day. A selection of the projects we receive will … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Dating and Understanding Family Photographs

Jayne Shrimpton Dating and Understanding Family Photographs This podcast explains how to date old family photographs using various techniques, including recognising photographic formats, dating mount styles, researching studios and dating fashion clues. It also covers the kinds of special occasions … Continue reading

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PODCASTS: The Science (and art) of public speaking for Family Historians.

Aileen Wynne The Science (and art) of public speaking for Family Historians. The natural environment for genealogists and family historians is a library, study or archive. So how do we prepare when we have to give a presentation: at a … Continue reading

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Carmel Gilbride to give a talk on Rural Dublin in Queen’s University

Women’s History Association of Ireland annual conference Venue: Queens University Belfast, Saturday 12th March, 1.30-3.00pm Panel 6: Comparative contexts Bernadette Whelan (University of Limerick), ‘Reading and the rural woman in Ireland, 1900-60’ Carmel Gilbride (Eneclann), ‘Urban rural comparatives: rural Dublin’ … Continue reading

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News Digest

Showcasing a rare collection of exceptionally fine needlework by working-class women in the last quarter of the 19th century; “ A Remedy or Rents” offers a rare opportunity to see needlework by non-elite Victorian women. http://www.selvedge.org/blog/?p=17691 The NEHGS are honouring … Continue reading

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Gaelic Capital and Norman Stronghold – Ferns and the transformation of Ireland’.

Archaeologists and historians from Ireland and Scotland, all experts in their individual fields, will deliver papers on topics ranging from Gaelic royal landscapes to Anglo Norman settlement and William Marshal, the greatest knight in Christendom. Speakers will include Dr. Edel … Continue reading

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Irish Family History Society adds a further 10 years (1995 – 2004) online access to their historic journals for members.

The Irish Family History Society Journal has been published annually since 1985, shortly after the Society was established.  Many are now out print, particularly those from the early years. The back issues of the Journal have been digitised by Eneclann … Continue reading

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Free Family History Day Athlone

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! Next Stop, Athlone!   Date:Wednesday 24th February Location:Aidan Heavey Library Athlone Time:11am-4pm On the day … Continue reading

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

PODCAST: Children’s literature, and the spread of the English language in 19th c. Ireland

Charles Benson (Fellow T.C.D.)   Primrose Pretty-face  in Galway. Children’s literature, and the spread of the English language in 19th c. Ireland   George Connolly published a number of children’s books in Galway at the start of the nineteenth century. … Continue reading

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Eve Parnell on RTE’s A Living Word.

  A Living Word is RTE Radio 1’s long-standing two-minute daily meditation, broadcast Monday to Friday each week. Listen to hear Eve’s thoughts on the folklore and mythology surrounding St. Bridget – one of Ireland’s patron saints. Although Bridget is an ancient figure, she … Continue reading

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

    Phyllis Richardson ‘s new book – The House of Fiction – will be especially interesting to readers of this newsletter. In it, she explores the real-life houses that provided the setting for some of the best loved books … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Seeing the wood from the family trees. Focus One of the most important aspects of genealogical research, which is often overlooked, is the focus of the research. Knowing exactly what information one is hoping to uncover is arguably the most … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Lure of the East: The Irish in the India Office Records

As part of the Expert workshops series, Hilary Tulloch IGRS, gave a talk on Irish family history and the records of the India office in the National Library of Ireland. Have a listen to the podcast here. suitable for intermediate … Continue reading

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Limerick Christ Church Records Go Online

  Historic Parish Registers at Christ Church, Limerick, published online. For the first time the historic parish registers held by Christ Church Limerick are being made available online. They contain the names of thousands of people who were members of … Continue reading

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How we got on at Rootstech 2016

Rootstech reached a new high point this year. For those of you who don’t know the event, it’s the largest family history gathering in the world, held every year in February in Salt Lake City. This year more than 26,000 … Continue reading

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Eneclann and Ancestor Network return to the National Library from Monday 15th February.

Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann said, “We’re cheered to return to the National Library in time for the Centenary Commemorations. Our genealogy team will be available to lend their skills and knowledge to all visitors. The National Library’s commitment to family … Continue reading

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Eneclann and Findmypast are coming to a town near you!

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann,are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE This is a FREE event open to all members of the public, all you have … Continue reading

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

  In January 2013 a team of builders discovered a hoard of gold coins beneath the floor of a pub in Main St. Carrick-on-Suir, co. Tipperary. Eamonn P. Kelly investigates. *http://www.irishartsreview.com/gold-standard/ Recent excavations at Rathfarnham Castle have brought the former … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library.

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Eve Parnell Archives to be explored in the National Irish Visual Arts Library. In this podcast Eve … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Heraldry, War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book.

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Bruce Durie Heraldry War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book. Records of registrations of coats of arms – … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts. Paul MacCotter  Irish Surnames a Family Heirloom    ‘Our surname is our oldest family heirloom, as the … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Genealogists place a great importance on the naming patterns within a family, they can give us clues as to the names of the paternal and maternal grandparents.  It’s also worth bearing in mind, however, that children were often named after … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop for CPD: February 2016

We have a fantastic programme of speakers and subjects lined up for the 2016 series of Expert Workshops. Some of it has never been seen, or tried before in public! Ask me more, in person. In February our guest speaker … Continue reading

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Rootstech 2016

  This years Rootstech conference will be in Salt Lake City, Utah from February 3-6. Rootstech is a unique global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover and share their family stories and connections through technology. … Continue reading

Posted on January 21, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Three Summer Schools on offer from ACE at University College Cork

Ancestral Connections: Irish Genealogy Summer School -26 June – 2 July 2016  Have you developed an interest in tracing your Irish roots? If so then the Irish Genealogy Summer School at UCC:,Ancestral Connections 2016 is right for you. Running from the … Continue reading

Posted on January 15, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Podcast: Social geography of Ireland

Andy Bielenberg Social geography of Ireland: Was there a Protestant exodus from the south of Ireland in the early 20th Century? Andy Bielenberg has undertaken the most in-depth demographic analysis of the decline in the Southern Protestant population, in early 20th … Continue reading

Posted on January 14, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Podcast: Using Maps for thinking about Irish history.

Kevin Whelan, Using Maps for thinking about Irish history. Kevin Whelan considers a brief history of Irish maps, and how they can be used to document history from below. Maps are factual, but they also record peoples’ thoughts and impressions. … Continue reading

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Society of Genealogists Events

There are still places on the following Society of Genealogists events taking place in February, further information about each event is listed below. If booking online, SoG members should remember to log in first, in order to receive the member … Continue reading

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Genealogical Society of Ireland E-Newsletter

A commemorative concert featuring The Bonny Men plus Seán Garvey to be hosted by the Society on Wednesday February 17th 2016 in conjunction with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council as part of the 1916 Rising Centenary events. For bookings see,www.paviliontheatre.ie – price €20.00 (Concessions €15.00)      

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The 2016 Forensic Institute has moved

The 2016 Forensic Institute has moved! It will be held from Thursday – Saturday, 10-12 March 2016 at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. The hotel is adjacent to the Alamo, the River Walk, excellent restaurants, and many other exciting and unique … Continue reading

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News Digest

  First Generation? Second? For immigrants and their children, a question with meaning. First Generation? Second? For Immigrants and their Children, a Question with Meaning   D. Joshua Taylor Appointed President of the NYG&B https://newyorkfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/d-joshua-taylor-appointed-president-of-the-nygb/ The Library of Virginia will release … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

How to avoid an illicit marriage: Marriage banns. By the 17th Century there was more than one way to enter into marriage, now well defined. In Ireland, long engagements were not traditionally encouraged. Couples were usually married within a year of … Continue reading

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Podcast: Move over Sherlock

Abigail Rieley  Move over Sherlock: How to unmask a murderer (or any other criminal). Beyond family documents, criminal records can provide some of the richest genealogical records available. Legal History expert Abigail Rieley brings over 20 years professional experience as an … Continue reading

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Discover Your Family History Day

To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, family history experts from Findmypast and Eneclann are touring Ireland to help you trace your ancestors for FREE! To start the tour we are hitting Blanchardstown Library first this Saturday the 16th … Continue reading

Posted on January 12, 2016 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the week

 For the most part genealogists are immersed in 19th century newspapers, parish registers, estate papers, etc., in the hunt for an elusive ancestor. Sometimes however a search can be in the not too distant past, and often that search can … Continue reading

Posted on December 18, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Podcast: Getting Started in Local History

Seamus O’Matiu   Getting Started in Local History Seamus O’Matiu introduces a range of documents that can be used for the study of local history. He explains why local history can enrich our understanding of personal and family history. Listen … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories

David Edwards The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories The Tudor conquest shouldn’t be understood solely in terms of set piece battles, massacres and scorched earth policies.Between 1546 and 1603 English forces in Ireland engaged in low-level campaigns, garrisons and … Continue reading

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News Digest

Tackling anomalies in your Irish family history research.  http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Tackling-anomalies-in-your-Irish-family-history-research.html Interesting characters from the Easter Rising revealed. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Interesting-characters-from-the-Easter-Rising-revealed.html Lighting candles and hunting the wren: The history of Irish Christmas traditions. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Lighting-candles-and-hunting-the-wren-The-history-of-Irish-Christmas-traditions.html Husband of former US senator finds Irish brother he never … Continue reading

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Ireland XO Volunteer of the Year 2015

Ireland Reaching Out, NLI, Minister Deenihan Dec 2015 Ireland Reaching Out is delighted to announce Tim Lee as Ireland XO Volunteer of the Year for 2015.  Tim is the local diaspora contact for Bournea in County Tipperary and one of … Continue reading

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A FESTIVAL OF NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS

Music by Whitbourn, Rachmaninoff, Pearsall & Nicholson and the 2012 commission: A Star of the East by Ernest Dines * Admission to the Christmas Eve Carol Service by ticket only Saint Patrick’s Cathedral  (Live broadcast by RTE). Saint Patrick’s … Continue reading

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News Digest

Sixteen more historical Irish newspapers go online http://www.irishcom/roots/Sixteen-more-historical-Irish-newspapers-go-online.html Ireland’s war: Life during the Emergency http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Irelands-war-Life-during-the-Emergency.html How Irish and Italian immigrants initially pitched battles against each other http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/How-Irish-and-Italian-immigrants-initially-pitched-battles-against-each-other.html Irish family welcomes the first baby girl to the family in 117 years … Continue reading

Posted on December 4, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Helps “Ireland’s Mineral Heritage” Project

Genealogy and geology make curious bedfellows, but the two subjects lay happily side-by-side for the summer of 2015. And it was Eneclann who acted as matchmaker. In the May 2015 Eneclann Newsletter, the call went out asking for genealogists and … Continue reading

Posted on December 2, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week.

Recent searches have put the spotlight on recorded addresses on marriage records.  Over a number of separate cases, the question arose as to   how much weight we might attach to the address given for the bride or groom as to … Continue reading

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Table Quiz in aid of Children’s Homes in Ethiopia: revisited

Our family holiday to Ethiopia this year was long planned. Before we travelled we organised a fund-raising table quiz in the Glenside pub at the end of October to raise funds for two Children’s homes that we have intimate ties … Continue reading

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History Ireland

Kindred Lines at History Ireland In August 2013 the magazine asked our own Fiona Fitzsimons to author a regular column on family history, which she has been doing ever since. Fiona has taken a different tack to the topic from … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Sport and Everyday Ireland

Paul Rouse Sport and the Everyday in Ireland. There are aspects of Ireland’s sporting history that are uniquely Irish and defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe. The Irish sporting world is … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Irish Soldiers & Rebels: tracing WW1 and Irish revolutionary ancestors

Brian Donovan   Irish Soldiers & Rebels: tracing WW1 and Irish revolutionary ancestors The years 1912-23 saw the deaths of over 75,000 from Ireland in armed conflict, from the fields of France to the streets of Dublin. Irish men and … Continue reading

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Last ordering dates for Christmas delivery 2015: Don’t leave it too late!

Have you been meaning to purchase some online publications with,Eneclann before Christmas to keep you entertained over the holidays or perhaps you would like to buy a loved one a gift voucher to complete their Family History Research with an Eneclann … Continue reading

Posted on December 1, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshop: December

Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in December will be given by Findmypast’s Abigail Rieley Saturday 5th December, Abigail’s talk is entitled. Move over Sherlock – How to Unmask a Murderer (or any other criminal) Criminal records provide some … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

Everyone with an interest in Irish genealogy knows about Griffith’s Valuation, a survey of all property in Ireland, to calculate the local tax rates paid towards the Poor Law system. Griffith’s Valuation (1847-64) was the third survey by the Valuation … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

648 Billion Sunrises: A Geological Miscellany of Ireland

Patrick is a geologist and an editor with the international geology magazine Elements, but also an amateur genealogist. In his new book, this latter interest shines through. For example, Patrick reveals the full name and background of ‘Miss Cotter’, the … Continue reading

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Van Diemen’s Women: A History of Transportation to Tasmania by Joan Kavanagh and Doianne Snowden

Wicklow historian Joan Kavanagh has teamed up with Australian author and academic Dr Dianne Snowden for a new book titled Van Diemen’s Women: A History of Transportation to Tasmania. Australian Ambassador to Ireland Dr Ruth Adler was guest of honour … Continue reading

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News Digest

Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society The letters are held in a linen-lined leather trunk covered with official government stamps.  The letters dating from 1680 to 1706 were never delivered to the intended recipient: because the intended recipient changed … Continue reading

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Urchins & orphans: tracing records of children in care in Ireland 1840 to 1952

Fiona Fitzsimons will be giving a talk Urchins & orphans: tracing records of children in care in Ireland 1840 to 1952. on December 10th at 8pm in the Family History Centre Sarsfield Road Cork (Mormon’s Community Hall) Fiona Fitzsimons provides a road-map … Continue reading

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Brand Manager Required

Job Title:  Brand Manager: Wage: €30-40k: Full time position: Location: Dublin City Centre: Start: Asap: The following position has been created to find a candidate with strong managerial and networking skills to help assist in establishing a new family history … Continue reading

Posted on November 10, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Free Genealogy Advisory Service

The genealogy service is available 5 days a week in The National Library of Ireland Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am to 5.00pm, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am to 4.45pm, The genealogy advisory service is a free service, available to all visitors to … Continue reading

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Association of Professional Genealogists Elects Billie Stone Fogarty President

  Association of Professional Genealogists Elects Billie Stone Fogarty President Executive Committee, Board Members, and Nominating Committee Elected for the Next Term WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 6 November 2015 – Today the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced election results for … Continue reading

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshop: November

Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in November will be given by  Eve Parnell of NIVAL, This is going to be a real treat. The collections in NIVAL are not well known about and are underused. They constitute an … Continue reading

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Podcasts: What Industrial Heritage

Rob Goodbody What Industrial Heritage On Heritage Week, renowned historical geographer, Rob Goodbody, discussed Ireland’s industrial heritage. It’s a truism that Ireland never had much industry to speak of, so does Ireland have an industrial heritage? Rob Goodbody takes us … Continue reading

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News Digest

  How the Irish came to America, from the Great Hunger to today. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/How-the-Irish-came-to-America-from-the-Great-Hunger-to-today-.html Fascinating new resource for Irish family history. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Fascinating-new-resource-for-Irish-family-history.html School days provide more clues to Irish ancestry. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/School-days-give-more-clues-to-Irish-ancestry.html Who were the Celts? It’s complicated. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/uk/who-were-the-celts-it-s-complicated-1.2410501 Bid to … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

The Benefits to Research of Procrastination In researching a family on Census returns recently I came across an interesting anomaly. To protect the anonymity of the family involved I have changed the details in the example below, but the point … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Secrets of the Bog Bodies

Ned Kelly The Secrets of The Bog Bodies Bog bodies are rare survivals of human remains from earlier times. The properties of bogs are such that, occasionally, bodies are preserved to an exceptional degree with hair, skin, hands, internal organs … Continue reading

Posted on November 3, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

How we got on at Back To Our Past 2015

  This year’s Back To Our Past event was a must for all those with the Family History bug! Eneclann’s stand was buzzing with attendees wanting to avail of our expert research service and signing up to our free genealogy … Continue reading

Posted on October 23, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

Marriage Settlements A recent search had as its starting point a prerogative marriage license bond from 1780.  A prerogative marriage license bond indicated that one or both of the parties had substanial resources. The next step for us automatically led to … Continue reading

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News Digest

Multimillion-dollar photo of Billy the Kid playing croquet was $2 junk shop find. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/13/billy-the-kid-croquet-junk-shop-two-dollars?CMP=fb_gu St. Patrick’s Cathedral hold have a free concert of choral music, in aid of the Irish Red Cross. http://www.stpatrickscathedral.ie/Cathedral_Choir_in_Concert.aspx Sent to Australia as a child, Paddy … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes at The National Library of Ireland

The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear.  Our job is to listen, to identify verifiable facts and events, and to guide enquirers … Continue reading

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Podcasts: The Irish DNA Atlas

Gianpiero Cavalleri The Irish DNA Atlas: We all carry a record of our origins in our genes. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing with documentary evidence, to prove family connections. Our first speaker, Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri outlined how genetic genealogy works, … Continue reading

Posted on October 21, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Podcasts: The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project

Ray Gillespie The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project How do you write local history?  In the past people worked within a world of family and community. For that reason, genealogy is a very important resource for the … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker Festival 2015

This week from 23rd – 27th October 2015, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin writer and author of ‘Dracula’, by holding the Bram Stoker Festival.  To celebrate this event Eneclann would like to share with you once … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

National Library of Ireland Extend Delivery Times in Main and Manuscript Reading Rooms:

Good news from the National Library of Ireland, who have very helpfully, extended their document delivery times in the Main and Manuscript Reading Rooms: Monday – Wednesday: 9.30am,10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm. Thursday – Friday: 9.30am, … Continue reading

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshop at the NLI

Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in October will be Brian Donnelly. Brians talk is entitled Institutional, Hospital and Poor Law Union records in Ireland. Date: 2pm Saturday 24th October, Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland. Brian Donnelly is … Continue reading

Posted on October 9, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

The Hidden Gems & Forgotten People Project Launch Speech

 

Posted on October 8, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Lorna Moloney’s Ancestral Connections Summer School 2016

This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research for those searching for their Irish roots, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC, one of the world’s leading universities. All aspects … Continue reading

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News Digest

Your family tree is just a few clicks away. http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/your-family-tree-is-just-a-few-clicks-away-1.2353752 Snapshots of Irish history from British Pathe news (VIDEOS) http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Snapshots-of-Irish-history-from-British-Pathe-news-VIDEOS.html Irish journalist, academic say Great Famine was not genocide. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Irish-journalist-says-Great-Famine-was-not-genocide.html Lets Look After Our Books – Marsh’s Library Dublin https://vimeo.com/139713317 … Continue reading

Posted on October 7, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

When an emigrant has left Ireland prior to 1901, we largely think that might be the end of their story in Irish records. However, a few recent searches have shown the usefulness of searching for the emigrant’s parent (s) in … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service

The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear.  Our job is to listen, to identify verifiable facts and events, and to guide enquirers … Continue reading

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Draw Terms and Conditions

Draw guidelines, terms and conditions: By entering the daily draw you are agreeing to subscribe to the Irish Family History Centre newsletter. This newsletter is emailed to you approximately once a fortnight. You may unsubscribe from the email newsletter at … Continue reading

Posted on October 5, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Shane Byrnes Family Tree: Ireland AM

We hope you enjoyed Eneclann on Ireland AM discussing rugby legend Shane Byrnes family tree. click on image below to link into the show if you missed it.

Posted on October 2, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Who Do You Think You Are? Series 7 – Ray Martin

A lifetime spent in journalism has seen Ray Martin witness some of the defining moments of his time. Looking into his own history he finds his forbears too were on the frontline of nation shaping events. Discovering an ancestor at … Continue reading

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

Britain’s greatest flying ace in World War II was an Irishman http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Britains-greatest-flying-ace-in-World-War-II-was-an-Irishman-.html Burial tomb of Princess Diana’s ancestors found in Cork http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/Burial-tomb-of-beloved-Princess-Dianas-ancestors-found-in-Cork.html Ireland’s historical newspapers – The Freeman’s Journal http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Irelands-historical-newspapers–The-Freemans-Journal.html Older than Ireland Tells the Story of 100 Years of … Continue reading

Posted on September 25, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Behind The Scenes at The National Library of Ireland

  Recently Janice Mann paid a visit to the GAS with a query about her Genoe ancestors from Co. Cavan. Like many visitors her primary goal was establishing the exact piece of land that her ancestors lived on. She had … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

Be not afraid…step away from the screen! A couple of tips ago Carmel wrote about how an index reference is no substitute for viewing the document itself. My tip this week is in a similar vein. With the ongoing digitisation … Continue reading

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BACK TO OUR PAST 2015

Back to our past 2015 is here and this year the event  will be at the Serpentine Hall, Anglesea Road, RDS on October 9th, 10th and 11th of October. Friday: 11.30pm – 6pm Sat & Sun: 11am – 6pm Eneclann … Continue reading

Posted on September 24, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Free Lunch Time Talks: Bruce Arnold, The Importance of Truthful Family History in Irish Culture

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, Bruce Arnold Thursday 24th of September The Importance of Truthful Family History in Irish Culture This talk will be a personal take on the … Continue reading

Posted on September 22, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Free Summer Talks in the NLI, Week 8

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, Paul Rouse  (N.U.I. Dublin ) Tuesday 22nd of September Sport and the Everyday in Ireland. There are aspects of Ireland’s sporting history that are … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

We recently had an 18th century search at the Registry of Deeds which involved land that a family held for a lease of lives.  Any genealogist will rub their hands with glee when they see the words ‘lease of lives’. … Continue reading

Posted on September 11, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

Lisa McCarthy, Eneclann, Project Contract Archivist. writes a lovely little piece while working on the Jacob’s biscuit factory archive collection in the Dublin City Archives. http://www.dublincity.ie/story/jacob%E2%80%99s-biscuit-factory-and-1916-rising Limerick DNA project provides blueprint for Irish family history. http://www.limerickpost.ie/2015/09/04/limerick-dna-project-provides-blueprint-for-irish-family-history/ The Yes Woman: Irish … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI, Week 7

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, Jayne Shrimpton Tuesday 15th of September Dating and Understanding Family Photographs This illustrated Power-point presentation explains how to date old family photographs using various … Continue reading

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

National Concert Hall: Blood and The Moon

  A new project developed by the National Concert Hall and presented as part of it’s Perspective Series 2015, Blood & The Moon offers audiences brand new interpretations on the work of one of Ireland’s most respected poets W.B. Yeats. … Continue reading

Posted on August 28, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Discover Your Family History Day 2015 (National Heritage Week )

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Research Tip of The Week

Carmel Gilbride sheds light on why an index is never as good as an original record, for research. I am continually surprised that family historians are satisfied to simply look at an online index and assume it relates to their … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes at the National Library of Ireland

  One recent visitor to the Library was all keen to get started on searching the newly released parish registers… The baptism he wished to view was…..his own! Alas we had to disappoint him, as parish registers for the 1930s … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop: Charity Fundraiser

As part of the Expert workshops series, Hilary Tulloch IGRS, will be speaking on Irish family history and the records of the India office. This event on the 12th of September is a Gala event for “Up the Hill with … Continue reading

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News Digest

Conan O’Brien and Lisa Kudrow think Irish ancestry is impossible to trace (VIDEO) http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/Conan-OBrien-Lisa-Kudrow-complain-Irish-ancestry-is-impossible-to-trace-VIDEO.html Diaspora must be involved in centenary discussions http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/generation-emigration/diaspora-must-be-involved-in-centenary-discussions-1.2328151 Irish American family saves their ancestors’ pub in Ireland (PHOTOS) http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/Irish-American-family-saves-their-ancestors-pub-in-Ireland-PHOTOS.html FamilySearch Opens New Seattle Family Discovery Center … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Trim 1913-23.

Posted on August 27, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Free Summer talks in the NLI: WEEK 6

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, Week 6 we look at the role of local history in family history. Local history examines the story of a person in their community, in … Continue reading

Posted on August 26, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

FREE summer talks in the NLI : Week 5

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, WEEK 5 will explore the military origins of the Irish diaspora.The Irish diaspora had its’ roots in the conquest of Ireland and in military service … Continue reading

Posted on August 21, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

Regular readers of this newsletter know that the Eneclann genealogists provide the Genealogical Advice Service in the National Library of Ireland every summer. One of the most common questions from visitors availing of the service, is how to trace a … Continue reading

Posted on August 13, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

National Heritage Week : Nobber Medieval Triple Bill

St John’s Old Cemetery Restoration Group present a triple helping of the medieval history of Nobber in three short talks given by a trio of Ireland’s leading archaeologists as part of Heritage Week 2015. Heather A. King will discuss the … Continue reading

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National Heritage Week: The history of Cruicetown parish: 1190 – 1690.

As part of Heritage Week 2015 Cruicetown Cemetery Conservation Committee will hold a free public talk and short tour of Cruicetown church and cemetery focusing on 500 years of the history of Cruicetown from its establishment as an Anglo-Norman manor … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI : WEEK 4

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, here are the first two speakers. Rob Goodbody Tuesday 25th August What industrial heritage ? Yes, Ireland does have industrial heritage – lots of it!   … Continue reading

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Back to our past 2015

Back to our past 2015 is fast approaching and this year the event  will be at the Serpentine Hall, Anglesea Road, RDS on October 9th, 10th and 11th of October Friday: 12pm – 6pm Sat & Sun: 11am – 6pm … Continue reading

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Airfield Estate Food Festival

Save the date….Airfield Estate is hosting a fantastic new food festival on the weekend of 12th and 13th September. The festival will offer a wonderful array of Irish artisan food and drink producers, speakers, demonstrations, free workshops, tastings, scarecrow building, a … Continue reading

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The 2nd Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium

  18-19th September 2015 The 2nd Trinity Medieval Ireland Symposium marks the 700th anniversary of the invasion of Ireland led by Edward, brother of Robert Bruce, Kings of Scots, by exploring the theme of The Irish–Scottish World in the Middle Ages. ADMISSION FREE — ALL … Continue reading

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National Heritage Week 2015 : Discover Your Family History

Join Eneclann and Findmypast this National Heritage week to Discover Your Family History We will be entertaining you on the day, with expert help and advice from our team of genealogists here at Eneclann also demonstrations on how to access Findmypast’s millions of family … Continue reading

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News Digest

National Heritage Week: Nobber Medieval Triple Bill http://www.eneclann.ie/2015/08/national-heritage-week-nobber-medieval-triple-bill/ The Murderer, Me and My Family Tree, Listen to this radio one documentary on how Dylan Haskins unravels a family mystery, and tries to finish what his late father began by answering … Continue reading

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Free Talks in the NLI: WEEK 3

The talks on Irish Family History take place 1-2pm, Tuesday and Thursday over 8 weeks in August and September. Talks are organised by Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann. Kevin Whelan, (Notre Dame) Tuesday 18th of August Using maps for thinking about history. … Continue reading

Posted on August 11, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Join us for Lunch at The National Library!!

This August and September at the National Library of Ireland, Eneclann and Ancestor Network bring you the best of Irish cultural, family and social history related talks, with the return of the Family History lunch-time talks. Fiona Fitzsimons,(Eneclann) organiser of the lecture series said, “We … Continue reading

Posted on August 5, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Behind The Scenes at the National Library of Ireland.

Behind the scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear.  Our job is to listen, to identify … Continue reading

Posted on July 30, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

  Painting bought for US$90 in thrift shop could be worth millions. https://news.artnet.com/market/sigmar-polke-thrift-store-318211?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=072015daily&utm_medium=email The Irish fighter boy and his flying shamrock http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/The-Irish-fighter-boy–his-flying-shamrock.html Nicole Kidman’s ancestry traced to Longford http://utv.ie/Entertainment/2015/07/21/Nicole-Kidmans-ancestry-traced-to-Longford-41496 Four massive cruise ships bring 13,000 visitors to Dublin http://utv.ie/galleries/Four-massive-cruise-ships-bring-13000-visitors-to-Dublin/455/ An … Continue reading

Posted on July 29, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

The Abbey Theatre and Easter 1916

Join historian Fearghal McGarry for the launch of his essay,The Abbey Theatre and Easter 1916 and for a discussion of the Abbey Theatre’s involvement in the events of Easter 1916. Presented as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival’s BOOKING DETAILS FOR … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI: WEEK 2

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm. Paul McCotter (NUI Cork) Tuesday 11th of August  ‘Irish Surnames, a family heirloom’ ‘Our surname is our oldest family heirloom, as the late Dr. … Continue reading

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Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland

    ‘Space and Settlement in Medieval Ireland’, published by Four Courts Press in Dublin. This collection of eleven essays is developed from papers given at the Space and Settlement annual conference held in Trinity College Dublin, celebrating its sixth year … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Late Registrations Anyone who has spent hours in the GRO sifting through the indexes will be aware of the phenomenon of ‘late registrations’. Like a product from the Ronseal factory, they are exactly what they say on tin, late registrations … Continue reading

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Free Summer Talks in the NLI: WEEK 1

The Summer Talks at lunchtime will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in August & September from 1-2pm, here are the first two speakers. Gianpiero Cavallieri (RCSI) Tuesday 4th of August The Irish DNA Atlas The Irish DNA Atlas is a genetic study … Continue reading

Posted on July 28, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

PODCAST: The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia by Dr Liz Rushen

This podcast is a recording of The Expert Workshop talks organised by Ancestor Network and Eneclann that take place in the National Library of Ireland every month ( except for August and December), The following talk took place June 17th … Continue reading

Posted on July 23, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

News Digest

Catholic parish registers in Ireland from 1740’s on now published online: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Genealogical-treasure-trove-as-Catholic-parish-register-published-online.html Chicago May: The Irish queen of crooks: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/Chicago-May-The-Irish-queen-of-crooks.html Celebration of Irish who built the world’s major cities comes to New York and Chicago (VIDEO): http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/community/Celebration-of-Irish-who-built-the-worlds-major-cities-comes-to-New-York-and-Chicago-VIDEO.html Rare 1880s photo … Continue reading

Posted on July 16, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Catholic Parish Registers go online for the first time.

  The National Library of Ireland has officially launched their new web-repository of parish records. Covering more than a 1,000 parishes throughout the island of Ireland, the registers consist primarily of baptismal and marriage records, also including names of people involved, such … Continue reading

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the week

Shipping Records   We recently undertook research for a family involved in shipping.  Some members of the family were master mariners and as part of our research we used a resource less commonly used – the ‘Shipping agreements and Crew … Continue reading

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News Digest

  Export bar placed on John Logie Baird archive in effort to keep it in UK http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/john-logie-baird-tv-archive-export-bar-keep-it-in-uk?CMP=share_btn_link New workhouse records reveal rural Ireland’s harsh past. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/New-workhouse-records-reveal-rural-Irelands-harsh-past.html Findmypast launch 1.9 Million Historic Crime And Punishment Records Online Spanning Over 150 Years. … Continue reading

Posted on July 2, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week

An important step to selecting the correct record. With online searching now the order of the day, often records are chosen at random and you are left wondering well, have I selected the correct record.? So, for example, based on … Continue reading

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Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, June 28- July 5, 2015 Ancestral Connections, is the brain-child of the redoubtable Lorna Moloney. As anyone who has ever met Lorna will agree, she has enough positive energy to power the national … Continue reading

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National Library of Ireland, Summer Talks 2015

Coming soon to the National Library of Ireland, the 2015 Summer Talks series. Simply the best of Irish cultural, family and social history. Our line-up of speakers this summer includes: Gianpiero Cavallieri on the genetics of the Irish population Bruce … Continue reading

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News Digest

‘Goil, we Irish’s everywhere in dis cidy’, a historian’s account of uncovering the history of Irish emigrants in one of the last American cities you would expect: The Big Easy. This article charters their rise from penniless migrants searching for … Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

British Institute, Salt Lake City, UTAH, 21-25 Sept. An interview with Fiona Fitzsimons

“I would say that the single most common error I see among genealogists, is that they don’t question the bias of their sources.  Many people invest so much in tracking down a relevant document, that once they find it, they … Continue reading

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Polemical corner

How should we steer the future development of Genealogy/ Family History as an expert discipline? The Genealogical Society of Ireland recently reported on the change of name of one of Ireland’s genealogical groups.  Under the headline ‘APGI becomes AGI’ they … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Always look for the anomaly Family historians often start to work up a case, with very few documents to work from.  The very first thing you learn as a researcher is to compare all documents, in case one may hold … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Ireland Reaching Out launch new website

Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) is a volunteer-based, non-profit initiative which builds vibrant, lasting links between the global Irish Diaspora and parishes of origin in Ireland. Here are some images from the Launch of their new website www.irelandxo.com at Iveagh House … Continue reading

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

George Clooney’s Kilkenny roots revealed

The controversy surrounding the tracing of George Clooney’s roots to the South East of Ireland appears to have been resolved.   Story by Zara King@ZaraKing_UTV A genealogy expert has shown UTV Ireland evidence from land records which prove, beyond reasonable … Continue reading

Posted on June 5, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert workshop, National Library of Ireland, June

  Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in June will be Dr Liz Rushen. Liz’s talk is entitled: “The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia” Thousands of Irish girls migrated to Australia in the 1830s, a decade before the Great Famine. … Continue reading

Posted on June 4, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Behind the scenes in the Genealogy Advisory Service

The fun of the genealogy service in the National Library is that we never know in advance who we’ll meet, or what stories we’ll hear. Our job is to listen, to identify verifiable facts and events, and to guide enquirers … Continue reading

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News Digest June 5th

  Recession bites! Are the original terms of the Beit Trust undermined by hard economics? In 1976, Alfred Beit transferred the entire Russborough estate – the grand house and art collection – to create a charitable and educational trust.  It … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week

He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother…and he holds the key to unlocking my family history! Okay, so the latter part of that might not quite be true to The Hollies version, but it can be true of tracing one’s ancestors. … Continue reading

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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

Posted on May 23, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

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.

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

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

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

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 ? http://time.com/3890583/ireland-gay-marriage-referendum/ The search for an ancestor brings two Irish American families together: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/ancestry/The-search-for-an-ancestor-brings-two-Irish-Americans-together-PHOTOS.html A Bleak History: New Dublin workhouse records allow you to find the … 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

Posted on May 19, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

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

Posted on May 11, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

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

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week !

Research confirms just how important the extended family network is in Irish life. In a recent case I used a cluster of marriage records (church and civil).  A close examination of the names of the recorded witnesses – the best … Continue reading

Posted on May 7, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshops May 2015

    Trinity College Dublin welcomes Australian Seminar Night with Richard Reid and Perry McIntyre   Speaker 1:  Richard Reid. Richards talk is entitled: ‘Not Just Ned Kelly’:the true story of the Irish in Australia, 1788 to 2011 Date: Wednesday, May 20th … Continue reading

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MNÁ DÍBEARTHA (Banished Women)

 MNÁ DÍBEARTHA (Banished Women) 4 part Documentary Series Broadcasting on TG4 weekly from Wed 6 May 2015 at 21.30 SERIES SYNOPSIS From 1787 to 1853, over 25,000 women, nearly half of them Irish, were transported in the dark holds of … Continue reading

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NEWS DIGEST

A new Gallipoli specific Irish website is now available. The website will tell the story of the Gallipoli campaign from an Irish perspective. It will be updated on a daily basis over the next nine months. http://gallipoli.rte.ie On 8 July … Continue reading

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TIARA -The Irish American Research Association comes to Dublin

The group was welcomed to tea at the Mansion House by the Lord Mayor, Christy Burke. They were joined by some of the genealogists who provide the Genealogy Advisory Service in the National Library. Group leaders, Marie Ahearn, Pat Landy … Continue reading

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Expert Workshop; Willie Nolan

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

Posted on May 1, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

British Institute, Salt Lake City, UTAH, 21-25 Sept. An interview with Alec Tritton

This week Fiona interviewed Alec Tritton, who will support Elsa Churchill in presenting the English Track in the British Institute in September 2015. Fiona said: “Alec is a humourist, and in the thirty years he’s been a genealogist has collected … Continue reading

Posted on April 23, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Who Do You Think You Are ? Live 2015

  Eneclann’s Brian Donovan said: “It’s a great venue, and a lovely city. I can also safely say that the event was at least as good as the previous years’ experiences in London. There were as many people as last … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

Research confirms just how important the extended family network is in Irish life. In a recent case I used a cluster of marriage records (church and civil).  A close examination of the names of the recorded witnesses – the best … Continue reading

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NEWS DIGEST

    Irish civil records to be published online, on the Irish Genealogy website. http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/genealogy-website-restores-access-to-records-1.2167965 Plans are afoot to create a new Irish Diaspora Centre in Dublin, as a visitor attraction http://www.irishtimes.com/business/companies/former-coca-cola-chief-in-dublin-to-oversee-plans-for-epic-ireland-at-chq-1.2155120 An Irish American’s epic fight to ‘get even’ … Continue reading

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Winner of Expert Research with Eneclann

In March Eneclann and the Certificate of Irish Heritage celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a family history competition.  The prize – a free consultation with one of our team of Eneclann expert researchers.  Our winner is Carol Knotts of the state of … Continue reading

Posted on April 21, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshops

Our fifth guest speaker will be Rob Goodbody Rob Goodbody is a historic building consultant and local historian. He has published a number of works on local history, Quaker history and industrial heritage and has recently been awarded the Industrial … Continue reading

Posted on April 14, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

Expect the unexpected   The great (frustrating) thing about genealogical research is that just when you think you’ve seen it all, something new crops up. Before joining Eneclann I spent 9 months with the National Archives of Ireland correcting errors … Continue reading

Posted on April 9, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

The Road to The Rising Event 2015

  Eneclann Research Expert, Carmel Gilbride says, ” Throughout the day, we were intrigued by the procession of treasured items all with their own story to tell.  We then had the opportunity to deploy our arsenal of genealogical techniques to … Continue reading

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WIN! complimentary registration to the British Institute in Salt Lake City, September 2015

  The purpose of the ISBGFH Writing Contest is to encourage individuals to write about Great Britain and Ireland research problems. The winning article will be published as the lead article in the fourth quarter issue of British Connections. The winner’s name … Continue reading

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RTE: Road to the Rising Event

  Will you be on the“Road To The Rising” this Easter Monday ? Eneclann are delighted to be a part of this very exciting and action packed event on Easter Monday, 6th of April in the General Post Office on … Continue reading

Posted on March 31, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Check out the Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland.

A young honeymoon couple from South Africa, exploring the wife’s Plunkett ancestry.  The last of her ancestors actually born in Ireland was in 1850.  A school-teacher, she settled first in America where she married a widower with an interesting name, … Continue reading

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

It’s worth celebrating John Ballance’s birthday today.  On this very date in 1839 he was born in Antrim to a tenant farmer, Samuel Ballance and Mary Ballance (formerly McNeice), a quaker. John moved to Birmingham as a young man and … Continue reading

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The RTE Road to Rising Event

  Eneclann and Findmypast​ will be hitting O’Connell Street on Easter Monday as RTÉ stages a celebration of everyday life 100 years ago, The RTÉ Road to the Rising event, organised in partnership with An Post, the Department of Arts … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann and Ancestor Network achieve a ‘Texas Hat-trick’

  Eneclann and,Ancestor Network  are delighted to announce their return to the Genealogy Service in,The National Library  from Wednesday, 18th of March 2015 for a fourth year running. Our panel of genealogists will work alongside the Library’s own dedicated staff members … Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Famine Summer School 2015

Findmypast are sponsors of The Inaugural Irish Famine Summer School that will be held this June in the Irish National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon. There is set to be a great line up of international experts along with a wide range … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week

As we head towards our national holiday, we think of what makes us Irish. Central to that would be our love of storytelling. Family stories are a key component in the genealogist’s arsenal.  Alas, stories are a double edged sword … Continue reading

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Irish Lives Remembered

The Irish Family History of Princess Charlene of Monaco Part 3 Princess Charlene’s Irish ancestors were a kind of Irish ‘Rothschild’ family in the 1600s. They were vulnerable to every carpet-bagger and adventurer that arrived in Ireland in the slip-stream … Continue reading

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An Interview with Melissa Johnson, CG

 APG member Melissa Johnson will be leading a track on Elements of Genealogical Writing, Editing, and Publishing, at the 15th annual British Institute in Salt Lake City this September. Fiona Fitzsimons caught up with Melissa for an interview on her life as a genealogist, … Continue reading

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann and Certificate of Irish Heritage celebrate a new partnership

Eneclann are delighted to announce a new partnership with the,Certificate of Irish Heritage to provide news, stories and research tips, for their newsletter.  “I’m delighted about our new partnership with the Certificate of Irish Heritage” said Eneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons. “We’ve already been … Continue reading

Posted on March 10, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

We Want Your Feedback

  But first please take 2 minutes to FILL OUT OUR SURVEY so we can offer you the best service possible in the future In return we will give everyone who,completes the survey a special offer discount code, which we will be … Continue reading

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

RootsTech 2015

This event, which has grown so dramatically over the last few years, is now the largest family history exhibition in the world. This year more than 22,000 people had pre-purchased tickets on opening day. Part of the reason it was … Continue reading

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Research Tip of The Week.

It’s a wise child know’s its’ own father. In Irish research you will often find clusters of family surnames in places – Bluett in Ballina, county Mayo; Clooney in county Kilkenny; Butterly in county Louth, to name but a few.  … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2015.

Eneclann are looking forward to exhibiting at Who Do You Think You Are ? Live 2015 at the NEC Birmingham from the 16th -18th of April 2015 Eneclann’s Brian Donovan will be giving a talk at the event on“Irish Soldiers & Rebels: … Continue reading

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Roots Tech 2015

  The Eneclann stand was all go on Thursday with barely enough time to draw breath. It was great to see so many old faces and friends and make some new ones too. Many attendees were eager to hear all … Continue reading

Posted on February 14, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshops

Expert Workshops Our third guest speaker will be Hilary McDonagh Hilary McDonagh is the Founder and Director of Irish Ancestry, an organisation that has been involved for almost 10 years in genealogical and family research. This business has been built up … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts Free Live Q&A on Facebook.

  Date: February 20th Time: 2pm- 5pm Topic: Family History Research. Location: Irish Central’s Facebook page. Join Eneclann and our partners Findmypast over on Irish Central’s Facebook page on Friday February 20th from 2pm – 5pm where our expert researchers Fiona … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week.

Social networking and the genealogist. “For the times they are a changing”, Bob Dylan’s immortal words can be applied to many things, not least genealogical research in the digital world. The greater availability of records online and the surge in … Continue reading

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The Role of Romance in Family History

Births and marriages are the stock in trade of genealogists. We spend our days in dusty archives, extracting information from these documents, seeking to learn more about our ancestors. On this Valentines weekend, it seems like a good time to … Continue reading

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31st of January 2014,Latest Eneclann Newsletter

In the latest edition of Eneclann’s newsletter we fill you in on some recent events in Irish genealogy. The new series of Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development returns in 2015; Learn the truth behind George Clooney’s Irish Roots as told … Continue reading

Posted on February 3, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The Week

Do you have an ancestor with a popular name?  Patrick Byrne from Thurles in county Tipperary or Mary Murphy from Macroom in county Cork.  Were they born between 1864 and 1877?  Let’s say you have identified their baptismal record in … Continue reading

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

The Expert Workshops Return!

Our first guest speaker will be Catriona Crowe of the National Archives. Catriona Crowe is Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. She is Manager of the Irish Census Online Project, which has placed the 1901 and 1911 … Continue reading

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

George Clooney Hits The Headlines Again!

Have a listen to Eneclann research expert Fiona Fitzsimons as she talks to The Midlands 103 Today Show with Will Faulkner about George Clooney’s Irish Roots! “The official record of the link between Kilkenny and the world’s most handsome man is under … Continue reading

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

18th of January 2015, Latest Eneclann Newsletter.

Welcome back and happy 2015. In the latest Eneclann newsletter we let you in on some exciting new events coming up this year for Eneclann. We have the latest edition of Irish Lives Remembered featuring part 2 of the story of Princess Charlene of Monaco’s … Continue reading

Posted on January 19, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of The week

Negative results are just what I want. They’re just as valuable to me as positive results. Thomas Edison The inventor’s dictum about negative results can usefully be applied to us family historians.    Working on the Genealogical Advisory Team at the … Continue reading

Posted on January 18, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Fiona’s trip to Saltlake City

Earlier this month I visited Salt Lake City, Utah for work.  I was there to attend a board meeting of the,Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and stayed on for the APG’s annual,Professional Management Conference. Salt Lake City is very quaint and, unusually … Continue reading

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The Truth behind George Clooney’s Irish Roots

In 2005 an American genealogist discovered George Clooney’s Irish roots in Windgap, county Kilkenny.  Since then, extravagant claims have been made about George’s ancestry, not least that they made carpets for the Titanic.  Between 2012 and 2014 Eneclann’s own Fiona … Continue reading

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Teaching Irish Family History in Salt Lake City

Fiona Fitzsimons Irish Track Leader.

Posted on January 15, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Anestral Connections 2015

UCC Genealogy summer school 2015 has over 42 lectures, 3 fieldtrips, optional visits, this expert school in genealogy fulfills all your Irish genealogy research requirements. Ancestral connections: Irish Genealogy Summer School 2015 from Lorna Moloney    

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Rootstech 2015

  The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will hold its 2015 National Conference in conjunction with RootsTech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015. RootsTech is a unique global family history event where people of all ages learn … Continue reading

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Winter Sale Continues!

Dont forget our Big Winter SALE is on right now! The Irish Ancestor 1969-1986 This publication is a reproduction of the successful series The Irish Ancestor, which was published from 1969 to 1986. The Irish Genealogist, Vols. 1-8 The Official Organ of … Continue reading

Posted on January 9, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Eliza Lynch Queen of Paraguay

Tonight on RTÉ One at 10.15pm they are taking a look at the life of Cork-born woman Eliza Lynch, who is considered a bit of a national hero in Paraguay. Back in the nineteenth century her and her family left … Continue reading

Posted on January 8, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners

Eneclann and Heirsireland, Ireland’s two leading probate genealogy firms, have combined to provide a comprehensive genealogical service to the Irish legal profession. Irish Probate Genealgy partners have over 60 years combined experience legal, title and probate research, which includes: Completing … Continue reading

Posted on January 7, 2015 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 13th

In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann, and all that is going on in the world of Irish Family History this festive season. We include a little reminder about the Eneclann EII (Employment and Investment Incentive) Scheme 2014; Eneclann’s … Continue reading

Posted on December 16, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Winter Sale

  On December 26th, Just when you think you have received all your Christmas presents Eneclann will be offering you the best one yet!  In the form of our BIG WINTER SALE! and the best part is you don’t even have to leave your … Continue reading

Posted on December 11, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the week.

Each newsletter we offer you a research tip written by one of our expert researcher’s, in the hope that we can somehow help along your genealogy path. This week Stephen Peirce has written a research tip on…. Researching Families. When researching families we often use … Continue reading

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Add Virtual PMC to Your Holiday Wish List

Is Virtual PMC on your holiday wish list? With individual sessions beginning at just $20, a special $45 DNA bundle, or access to the full virtual conference for $145, Virtual PMC is a gift that fits every budget. Let your … Continue reading

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Findmypast Christmas Countdown is live!

Findmypast are delighted to announce the launch of their first ever Christmas Countdown! “To get you in the mood for Christmas, we’ve lined up a host of festive treats, from history quizzes and prize draws to guest columns, historical recipes, … Continue reading

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

Eneclann News – December 1st 2014 In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann, and all that is going on in the world of Irish Family History. We include the Eneclann Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme 2014. We take a … Continue reading

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Family History Gift Certificates

A commissioned family history gift certificate is a personal and memorable gift – the perfect present for that someone special. Unlike most gifts, it is unique to the person you give it to and their family, making it an ideal gift … Continue reading

Posted on November 28, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Fairies seeking loving home for Christmas

 Each fairy is uniquely hand-sewn, with beads and bling!  They are happy to work for their bed-and-board, by brightening up your Christmas tree.  All fairies are prepared to travel overseas if necessary. Visas for Irish fairies can be organised for … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week.

Each newsletter we offer you a research tip written by one of our expert researcher’s, in the hope that we can somehow help along your genealogy path. This week Fiona Fitzsimons has written a research tip on. Tenants on Crown estates in Ireland Between 1848 … Continue reading

Posted on November 27, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

British Institute.

Eneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons will be teaching at the 15th annual British Institute in Salt Lake City in Sept 2015. Fiona will be accompanied by some of the best known genealogists in the discipline, including Else Churchill and Bruce Durie. Have … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

It’s official – the Irish diaspora reached everywhere, including Central America.

Regular readers will remember that in June 2012, Eneclann and Ancestor Network won the tender to provide the Genealogy Advisory Service in the National Library and National Archives.  We received a warm welcome from the Director of the National Library, … Continue reading

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Archives and Record Management at Eneclann.

Eneclann is renowned for it’s work in research and genealogy, but we also provide archives and records management services to the public, private and semi-state sectors in Ireland and abroad. The department is staffed by professional archivists, all of whom … Continue reading

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Last Order dates for Christmas Delivery 2014

Shop here with Eneclann.

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference

Would you love to be attending APG’s Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City in January 2015 but are just not in a position to travel, here is an opportunity to virtually engage in CPD, and keep your professional skills up … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 15th/11/2014

In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann, and all that is going on in the world of Irish Family history. We include Eneclann’s story of Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Irish Family History, as featured in the latest Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine. This … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Princess Charlene of Monaco Research

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Share in an Irish Heritage Success story by investing in the Eneclann EII

 Seeking tax relief for 2014? If you are an Irish taxpayer then you can invest in the Eneclann Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EII). Investing in an EII is one way to reduce your tax liability and the closing date for applications … Continue reading

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The Carmichaol Centre Puplic Talk.

Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project are hosting public talk that will take place on Saturday 22nd November at 4.00pm in the Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street (beside the old Richmond Hospital). The talk is organised in conjunction with the Carmichael … Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the week: 15th November 2014

Each newsletter we offer you a research tip written by one of our expert researcher’s, in the hope that we can somehow help along your genealogy path. This week Carmel Gilbride has written a research tip on. Family History Research and what trends to be … Continue reading

Posted on November 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Expert workshops in Irish Family History, November 2014

On Thursday the 13th of November Dr Ray Refausse, and Dr Susan Hood welcomed our expert workshop group to the RCBL. The expert workshop will conclude on Saturday 15th November at the National Library with: Derek Neilson with a workshop entitled: … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Newsletter 5/11/2014

Eneclann News – November 5th 2014 In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann and all that is going on in the world of Irish family history. Recent events include the October Expert Workshop for CPD,  We have the last … Continue reading

Posted on November 5, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Last 5 Reviews for Twentyx20 Lunch-time talks

The following are the last 5 reviews for the Twentyx20 lunch time talks help in the National Library of Ireland for the month of August 16.Brian Donovan Landlords & Tenants: land and estate records for Irish family history research. As … Continue reading

Posted on October 30, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

LAW 2014

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners will be exhibiting at stand 6 on the 11th and 12th of November as part of Ireland and the UK’s largest legal service roadshow “LAW” LAW Dublin will be held at the Gresham Hotel, Dublin on … Continue reading

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Exhibition of Chapelizod Dereliction

The exhibition was officially opened by Minister Simon Harris on Thursday 6th November and is now open Thur-Sun 10am-5pm until 23rd November 2014. “Chapelizod Dereliction” is the culmination of a nine-month community arts project led by Irish artist Debbie Chapman. … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week, 31st – October 2015.

Each newsletter we offer you a research tip written by one of our expert researcher’s, in the hope that we can somehow help along your genealogy path. This week Fiona Fitzsimons has written a research tip on British Armed Forces Army Records. British Armed Forces … Continue reading

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How Eneclann got on at Back to our Past 2014.

This year was another well attended event with lots for those with an interest in family history. Eneclann had one of the busiest stands in the center of the Industries hall, where the “back to our past” component of the … Continue reading

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Latest Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development

This was our most topical and innovative workshop to date, and it drew a capacity audience. Claire examined the benefits but also the problems that new technology can bring to family historians. We all know that technology has delivered a … Continue reading

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The Bram Stoker Festival

This week From 24th – 27th October 2014, Dublin City will celebrate the life, work and legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel ‘Dracula’, by holding the Bram Stoker Festival. To celebrate this event Eneclann would like to share with … Continue reading

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Archives

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter

Eneclann News- October 10th 2014 In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann and what’s going on in the world of Irish family history. Recent events include radio interviews with Fiona Fitzsimons, and an interview with Paul Manzor, Eneclann’s … Continue reading

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Digitisation and Publications at Eneclann

For 15 years Eneclann has been publishing genealogical and historical content in an electronic format, starting with CD-ROMs, then moving to online delivery and more recently digital downloads. For nearly 10 years we have been doing our own digitisation of … Continue reading

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week.

This week’s research tip is written by Research Expert Helen Moss We often come across people researching their ancestors who are disappointed with the lack of details in mid-19th century marriage registers.  In Roman Catholic marriage registers the name of … Continue reading

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Back To Our Past 2014

Brian Boru, Oliver Cromwell and Napoleon Bonaparte all feature in the titles of the Presentations at the 5th annual Back To Our Past [BTOP] event at the RDS, Dublin, on the weekend of 17-19 October 2014.  As usual, over the … Continue reading

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter 29th of September 2014

Eneclann News- September 29th 2014 In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann and all that is going on in the world of Irish family history. Recent events include the September Expert Workshop for CPD, in which we raised money … Continue reading

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Reviews for the next 5 Twentyx20 lunch-time talks

The following are the next 5 review’s of the Twentyx20 talks that were held at the National Library of Ireland for the month of August. 11. Rhona Murray  Using Ancestry.com to trace your family History           … Continue reading

Posted on September 26, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Back to our Past 2014

Back to our past 2014 is here again, 17th, 18th and 19th October 2014 Industries Hall, RDS Dublin, Ireland Friday: 11am – 7pm Sat & Sun: 11am – 7pm Eneclann will be exhibiting at stand 30, 30a, 31 and 31a, … Continue reading

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Are Smart Cities Making Us Dumb ?

Friday the 26th, at 6pm as part of Discover Research, The Innovation Academy  will host Innovation Café, there will be a moderated discussion panel with academics such as our very own Brian Donovan director of Eneclann. The topic under discussion … Continue reading

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The magic of Culture Night 2014.

                  Culture Night fell on Friday 19th September this year. A collection of genealogists from Eneclann, Ancestor Network and findmypast Ireland gathered in the National Library of Ireland to provide a free … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week 26/9/2014

This weeks Research Tip is written by Enecann Research Expert, Fiona Fitzsimons As co-ordinator of the Twentyx20 genealogy talks in the NLI this summer, I had the enjoyable task of attending all the lunch-time talks, and meeting each of the … Continue reading

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Expert Workshops for CPD in Irish family history continue

We continue our series of Expert Workshops for CPD in Irish family history, with a workshop developed by Claire Bradley Time & Date: 2pm to 3.30pm on Saturday 11th October 2011 Venue: Trustees Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street. … Continue reading

Posted on September 16, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter, 12th of Spetmeber 2014

Eneclann News- September 12th 2014 What an action packed month it has been for Eneclann, with so may exciting events and talks taking place around the country and even more to come this year, in this weeks latest newsletter from Eneclann we … Continue reading

Posted on September 15, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Twentyx20 talks reviews

The following is a review of the first 10 Twentyx20 talks at the National Library of Ireland this Summer, our very first guest speaker was Eneclann Director Brian Donovan and he was followed by some of the top experts in … Continue reading

Posted on September 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development, have resumed again.

Organised by Eneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons and Ancestor Newtwork‘s Maeve Mullins. The Expert Workshop series resumed this week, with a double-bill from our own Kay Caball, and guest speaker Dr. Gerard Moran. Kay Caball led a workshop on  “Researching the Kerry Girls: … Continue reading

Posted on September 12, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Research Tip of the Week! 10-9-2014.

This weeks Research Tip of the week is written by Enecann Research Expert, Carmel Gilbride Family history concerns itself with mapping people to places. We need to be familiar with the places where events in our ancestors lives may have … Continue reading

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Free Family History Research Day

  Eneclann andFindmypast celebrated National Heritage Week by holding a “Free Family History For Beginners Day” at Dublin City Library and Archive on the 26th of August, the turnout from the general public on the day was great, and it was wonderful … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City’ by Joe Buggy

  This book is the first by relative newcomer Joe Buggy. I say relative because I had the pleasure of meeting him and hearing first-hand the early fruits of his labours two years ago. It was a revelation to me … Continue reading

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Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development

The Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development, start again this September. The workshops will take place: 3pm on Thursday 11th Sept, in the Davis Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College with Kay Caball on “Researching The Kerry Girls: Emigration and the … Continue reading

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners

  Irish Probate Genealogy Partners are a consortium of Irish records specialists and the foremost Irish probate genealogical research firm. Eneclann, Irish records specialists, and HeirsIreland, with 24 years experience in international probate genealogy, have combined resources to provide the most … Continue reading

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Culture night 2014

Culture Night comprises of hundreds of events across Ireland and overseas. From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your … Continue reading

Posted on September 3, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Free geneaolgy advisory service 2014

Dublin can be Heaven Throughout the year, the National Library of Ireland (NLI) offers a genealogical advisory service through its dedicated staff, Francis Carroll and Christina McDonnell.  To cope with summer’s  influx of extra visitors this service is augmented during … Continue reading

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

The Twenty-20 Lunch-time talks come to an end.

The Twentyx20 series for 2014 concluded last Friday, with a talk by Damian Shiels on the Irish in the American Civil War.  The series proved very popular again in 2014, and consistently brought in a large audience to the Library. The success … Continue reading

Posted on September 1, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter. 1/9/2014

The Latest Eneclann Newsletter The Twenty-20 Lunch-time talks come to an end. The Twentyx20 series for 2014 concluded this afternoon, with a talk by Damian Shiels on the Irish in the American Civil War.  The series proved very popular again … Continue reading

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Latest Eneclann Newsletter, 13th August 2014

Meeting Princess Charlene in the Palace in Monaco   Last Winter Tourism Ireland commissioned Eneclann research director Fiona Fitzsimons to research the Irish family history of Princess Charlene of Monaco. “At the outset, I had no preconceived ideas of what … Continue reading

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

National Heritage Week 2014

Join Eneclann and findmypast this National Heritage week for some free family history advice on the 26th of August. We will be entertaining you on the day, with Expert help and advice from our team of genealogists here at Eneclann. … Continue reading

Posted on August 12, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

The Celtic Connections Conference 2014

Eneclann’s very own Brian Donovan heads state side for the Celtic Connections conference this August! This August the 15th and 16th our very own expert Brian Donovan will be heading to the Celtic Connections Conference in Waltham, Massachusetts to join all … Continue reading

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Meeting Princess Charlene in the Palace in Monaco

Last Winter Tourism Ireland commissioned Eneclann research expert Fiona Fitzsimons to research the Irish family history of Princess Charlene of Monaco. “At the outset, I had no preconceived ideas of what I might find during research” The Fagan family history. … Continue reading

Posted on August 11, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Week 1 of Free Lunch Time talks at The National Library of Ireland

Posted on August 7, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Free Lunch-time talks kick off at the National Library of Ireland

The Twentyx20 lunch times talks kick off tomorrow, with our very first expert speaker Brian Donovan, The talk will take place at 1.05pm in the National Library of Ireland and is free to anyone who would like to attend, Brian’s talk will … Continue reading

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Fiona Fitzsimons on Riviera Radio News regarding Princess Charlene report

  While the ancestries of Prince Albert II and his mother, Princess Grace , are well known, Research commissioned by Tourism Ireland and carried out by genealogy researcher Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann has revealed that Princess Charlene’s ancestors can be traced … Continue reading

Posted on July 30, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann trace Princess Charlene’s Irish ancestors back to 16th century Dublin

From L-R: Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Finola O’Mahony, head of Europe,Tourism Ireland,Rory Montgomery irish ambassador to France and Fiona Fitzsimons Eneclann Director and Expert researcher. Eneclann have researched and prepared a family tree tracing Princess Charlene’s descent through her paternal grandmother back … Continue reading

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Latest Eneclann Newsletter 25th July 2014

In this issue: Celtic Connections Conference 2014. The Genealogy event Limerick. Lunch time talks in the National Library. Free Genealogy advisory service 2014. Research Tip of  the week. Carmel Gilbride unlocks the past for passengers Eneclann Home Browse our Shop … Continue reading

Posted on July 28, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 11th July 2014

In this issue: The Truth behind George Clooney’s Irish Family History. UCC Genealogy School is a hit 20×20 talks this summer The Genealogy event Limerick. World War one Roadshow Brian Mitchell,Tracing Derry-Londonderry roots. Experts Workshops for CPD conclude for the … Continue reading

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

George Clooney’s Kilkenny Connections

Using newly available records on www.findmypast.ie renowned genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons discovered Clooney’s Irish ancestors didn’t jump, but were pushed. Clooney’s Irish ancestors were small farmers from Windgap, co. Kilkenny. In the 1850s local farmers competed for land. This sometimes tipped-over … Continue reading

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World War I Roadshow

  Trinity College Dublin in partnership withRTÉ Radio One and the National Library of Ireland is hosting a Family History Collections Day of World War One memorabilia this Saturday, July 12th where members of the public are invited to bring in family items, letters and … Continue reading

Posted on July 11, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 1st of July 2014

In this issue: UCC Genealogy Q&A with Stuart Rosenblatt The Genealogy Event 2014 Expert workshop with Dr. Gerard Corcoran Chapelizod dereliction project with Debbie Chapman Latest downloads at Eneclann Kindred Lines by Fiona Fitzsimons Research Tip of the week Eneclann … Continue reading

Posted on July 1, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Expert Workshops

Continuous Professional Development in Irish Family History We continue the series of expert workshops with Noel Jenkins on “Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Records from 1654 to present day” Venue: The Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) Library and Archive in … Continue reading

Posted on June 9, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 9th of June 2014

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Eneclann and Ancestor Network make it a hat trick. Family History research winner. UCC Genealogy Q&A with Nicola Morris. Expert workshop with Noel Jenkins. Research Tip of the … Continue reading

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Eneclann & Ancestor Network make it a hat trick!

Free genealogy advisory service in the National Library of Ireland, Summer 2014.   The joint consortium of Eneclann and Ancestor Network are delighted to announce that they have been selected by the National Library of Ireland to enhance its provision … Continue reading

Posted on June 3, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Finding Forgotten Irish WWI Soldiers

The expert workshops launched in April by Eneclann in partnership with Ancestor Network, are proving very popular. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from those attending: Phil Stokes, Dublin, attended Jim Ryan’s … Continue reading

Posted on May 28, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 26th of May 2014

In this issue:   World War I & Independent.ie GAS Workshop for June. UCC Genealogy School Derry-Londonderry:Gateway to a New World. Database of over 500 directories. Family Tree designs. Research Tip of the week. Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House … Continue reading

Posted on May 26, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Ireland’s World War One Dead: The legacy

  My grandfather, Rickard Donovan, fought in the First World War. There is nothing unusual in this, hundreds of thousands of other people in this country have a relative who fought in that “war to end all wars”. What is … Continue reading

Posted on May 22, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Finding records for soldiers and those involved in World War I

There are many reasons why you might want to find out more information about these men and women engaged in the First World War. Most likely you are just trying to shed light on an ancestor or relative and what … Continue reading

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The Perfect End To Your Family Tree Research

We have teamed up with Tony Hennessy of Great Great Great Family Trees to offer you the perfect finishing touches to your family tree. After we have researched your family tree and created a genealogical report for you or perhaps you have … Continue reading

Posted on May 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

‘Virtually every town and village had someone who died in the war’

As John Meagher from TheIndependent.ie discovers, researchers here atEneclann are hard at work digitising the records of Ireland’s war dead so that they shall never be forgotten, Brian Donovan Eneclann Researcher and Director gives us his take on World War 1 and … Continue reading

Posted on May 12, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 9th of May 2014

In this issue: Twentyx20 Lunchtime Talks. Irish Lives Rememebred. Irish Census Records Covering 1821-1851 UCC Summer School New Digital Downloads at Eneclann Military History Archive Records. Research Tip of the Week.   Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research … Continue reading

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

The Return of The Twentyx20 Lunch Time Talks

This August at the National Library of Ireland, Eneclann and Ancestor Network will host a feast for family history fans! It’s the return of the Twentyx20 lunch-time talks. “We have assembled a veritable smorgasbord of experts to unlock the richness of Irish family history” said Fiona Fitzsimons, … Continue reading

Posted on May 8, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Fiona Fitzsimons and History Ireland Magazine

In this Months edition of,History Ireland Magazine,Eneclann Research Expert and Director Fiona Fitzsimons takes a closer look at the records of the Military History Archive. If you have a rebel in the family, or a Volunteer ancestor active during the Irish Revolutionary period … Continue reading

Posted on May 7, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Lives Remembered Online Magazine

This monthsIrish Lives Remembered Online Magazine is now out! featuring a three page spread byEneclann Research Expert and Director Fiona Fitzsimons on “The Carlow origins of Carol Ann Duffy, British poet Laureate”, on pages 14&15, Also In this months issue you can read … Continue reading

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New Irish Census records now available online for Free!

New and online for the first time ever in findmypast’s 100in100 campaign, surviving Irish census records covering 1821-1851 are now available and completely FREE, search, view, and explore the19th century Irish census records here http://bit.ly/R64Dsp Have a look here to what Catriona Crowe, … Continue reading

Posted on April 30, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

29th of April, latest Eneclann Newsletter

In this issue: UCC Summer School. The Genealogy Event. Eneclann welcome Dr Liz Rushen to the nli Tony Hennessey, Family Tree designs GAS talk with Dr Jim Ryan Research Tip of the week. Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History … Continue reading

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

The Genealogy Event 2014

2014 recognises Limerick as the “City of Culture” and the 3rd weekend in August starts the “National Heritage Week”  and what better way to celebrate both than with, The Genealogy Event! This two day event promises to share with you, … Continue reading

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

14th of April: Latest Eneclann Newsletter.

In this issue: The UCC Irish Genealogy Summer school. Eneclann Workshop in the NLI Radio Na Gaeltachta Interview Latest Downloads available at Eneclann Research Tip of The Week Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives … Continue reading

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

RTE Radio Na Gaeltachta and the Limerick Genealogy Event!

Have a listen to Cormac ag a Cúig Cruinneog,and his interview with Eneclann spokesperson Fionnuala Holohan,on Raidió na Gaeltachta last Saturday March 29th ,as they talk about the Genealogy Event in Limerick this August. Bain sult as!

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 31st March 2014

Marian  Pierre-Louis and The Genealogy Professional podcast. Marian Pierre-Louis caught up with Eneclann’s resident expert Fiona Fitzsimons. Listen in here to their conversation, first broadcast on the 17th of March 2014. The professional Genealogist Professional broadcaster and family historian, Marian Pierre-Louis, has developed … Continue reading

Posted on March 31, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

There are over 100 million records online and It’s now possible to trace almost every Irish family back to the 1830’s.  “Start from what you know, and work into the unknown” A family tree is a good visual aid and … Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

UCC Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014

This Summer from the 29th of June-6th of July, one of the world’s leading universities,The University College Cork, will be holding an Irish genealogy summer school offering a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research.Have you seen the list … Continue reading

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

TGP 16 Fiona Fitzsimons – Irish Research

Featured Guest This week Fiona Fitzsimons did an interview with The Genealogy professional podcast have a read here and listen to the podcast Fiona is a founder and Director of Eneclann a Trinity College Campus Company established in 1998, that specialises … Continue reading

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Special offer this St. Patrick’s Day Weekend with Eneclann.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and to celebrate, this weekend, we are offering all of you a special €10 OFF any Purchase over on Eneclann’s online store. Have a great weekend everyone agus Bíodh spraoi. Offer valid … Continue reading

Posted on March 14, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann’s Newsletter 13/03/2014

Read the latest here in the Eneclann newsletter, where this week we talk about Genealogy Day 2014, The latest downloads available at Eneclann, The battle of Knockdoe and of course our research tip of the week and so much more. remember … Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

The Battle of Knockdoe 1504

For all you long term readers of the Eneclann newsletter you will remember that between 2009 and 2011, ourselves and Rubicon worked on the Irish Battlefields Project. Historians from Eneclann and archaeologists from Rubicon researched 250 major battles in Ireland … Continue reading

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Genealogy Day 2014

Genealogy Day 2014 is here at last ! Eneclann are delighted to be apart of such an exciting event, our very own experts Brian Donovan, and Fiona Fitzsimons will be giving a talk and on hand to give you some … Continue reading

Posted on March 6, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Presidential Proclamation: IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2014

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION. Centuries after America welcomed the first sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle to our shores, Irish heritage continues to enrich our Nation. This month, we reflect on proud … Continue reading

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Happy Pancake Tuesday!

Happy Pancake Tuesday from Eneclann, Pictured here we see a pancake race from years ago where usually, the contestants were housewive and each of them carried a skillet which contained a large, very thin pancake. The idea was for the … Continue reading

Posted on March 4, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Director Brian Donovan delivers a talk to Trinity M.Phil Postgraduate students.

For the third year running Eneclann Director Brian Donovan spoke last night at 6pm at Trinity College Dublin to the M.Phil postgraduate course in Public History & Cultural Heritage. Brian delivered a talk to the students about Eneclann and how … Continue reading

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Eneclann’s latest Newsletter 28/02/2014

  In this issue: Who Do you Think You are? Live 2014. Irish Family Census Records UCC Irish Genealogy Summer School 2014 Research Tip of The Week Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records … Continue reading

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann’s weekend at “Who Do You Think You Are? Live” 2014

Every Year Attendees put their family history in the hands of genealogy experts at Who Do You Think You Are? Live in the Olympia London, and of course Eneclann were there to help you understand and find whatever jigsaw puzzle you were missing to … Continue reading

Posted on February 24, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Who Do You Think You Are? Live 2014

Eneclann are looking forward to attending Who Do you think you are ? Live  at the Olympia in London from 20th-22nd February. Our Research Expert, Fiona Fitzsimons, gives a talk on “Orphans, foundlings and outcast: Irish records of Children in care” ca. … Continue reading

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Caitlin Bain

Newsletter: Christmas Postal Dates

  Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Christmas Postal Dates Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications     Dear Eneclann customer, Important Postal … Continue reading

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Brian

Share in an Irish heritage success story by investing in the Eneclann EII

If you are an Irish taxpayer then you can invest in the Eneclann Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EII). Investing in an EII is one way to reduce your tax liability and the closing date for applications is the December … Continue reading

Posted on November 16, 2013 by Brian

Eneclann at Monaghan Genealogy

We’re really looking forward to taking part in the County Monaghan Genealogy initiative, which takes place in Monaghan town and Carrickmacross from today (October 14th) until Thursday week (October 24th). Among the events scheduled at “County Monaghan Genealogy: Home to … Continue reading

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Brian

Eneclann welcomes arrival of new DC Thomson Family History CEO

Renowned Irish family history company Eneclann has welcomed the arrival of a new CEO at DC Thomson Family History, the Scottish company with whom it runs findmypast.ie as a joint venture. On her appointment as new CEO, Annelies van den … Continue reading

Posted on October 12, 2013 by Brian

Genealogy as economic opportunity

By Brian Donovan CEO, Eneclann Last Thursday, October 3rd, during the second stage of the Freedom of Information Bill 2013, Deputy Catherine Murphy, made some very important points about genealogy, freedom of information and what they mean for Ireland, our … Continue reading

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Brian

Extraordinary 18th century Quaker history included in new Eneclann publications

A truly extraordinary publication about the Quakers is included in the latest batch of new publications available on CD-ROM and to download via the Eneclann website. A History of the People Called Quakers, from their First Rise to the Present … Continue reading

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Brian

Wexford historical society to be treated to “murderers and rebels”

Eneclann director Brian Donovan will give a talk on “Murderers, Rebels & Drunkards: Your Irish Ancestors & The Law” for North Wexford Historical Society this Friday (September 27th). The Gorey Library talk had originally been scheduled last March but was … Continue reading

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Brian

United States of Ireland: New book reveals America’s most Irish locales

A recently published book, Ancestry & Ethnicity in America, outlines the fact that 12 American States have Irish populations numbering more than 15%. In each of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island more than 20% of the population have declared … Continue reading

Posted on September 25, 2013 by Brian

Come along for a Culture Night Genealogy Special…

If you’re around Dublin for Culture Night this Friday – as we know several thousand culturally aware folk will be – we’d love if you could join us for a special Culture Night Genealogy Special. For the past two summers … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

RTE confirm plan to launch special diaspora TV station

Irish national broadcaster RTE has announced plans to launch a new television channel aimed at the estimated 80 million people with an Irish family history. Proposals to establish “RTE Ireland” was part of a five-year plan announced by the broadcaster … Continue reading

Posted on September 17, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Findmypast.ie adds a century of Irish historical newspapers to its online collection

Titles covering all four provinces of Ireland, including a collection of the Cork Examiner spanning 85 years, have been added to the online collection of Eneclann’s partner site Findmypast.ie. findmypast.ie launched its Irish Newspapers Collection today, in which almost two … Continue reading

Posted on September 16, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 14 September 2013

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: AnnouncementWhats Going On? Culture Night 2013 Whats Going On? Other Upcoming Events Publications Special Offer Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records … Continue reading

Posted on September 14, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Double-check those first names

Her name was Magill, But she called herself Lil, And everyone knew her as Nancy – From “Rocky Racoon” (Lennon/ McCartney) There’s an informality about the Irish that goes right to the heart of the culture. As a genealogist, this … Continue reading

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 13 July 2013

  In this issue: Topic Focus – Military and War Records What’s Going On? Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications     Dear Eneclann customer, Topic Focus – Military … Continue reading

Posted on July 17, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 23 June 2013

In this issue: Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Library of Ireland Eneclann meets Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama What’s Going On? Topic Focus – Judges, Law, the Police and the Courts Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research … Continue reading

Posted on June 24, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

What’s going on?

18 -20 July – Knowing Your Place: workshops and fieldtrips in the Burren Two unforgettable days of creative learning workshops, field trips, networking events and inspirational people – leave with a whole new perspective on your ‘place’! This event is … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann guides Obamas through their Irish Family History Press Release

17 June 2013 For immediate release Eneclann guides Obamas through their Irish Family History At lunchtime Michelle Obama and her two daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, took part in a private genealogy event about the President’s Irish ancestors at a … Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann guides Obamas through their Irish family history

At lunchtime yesterday (17th June 2013) Michelle Obama and her two daughters, Malia Ann and Sasha, took part in a private genealogy event about the President’s Irish ancestors at a special exhibit at the Long Room in the Old Library … Continue reading

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Eneclann Newsletter 4 May 2013

In this issue: Article on online research available free to subscribers Topic Focus- Census Reports ‘whats going on’? Genealogical Advisory Service at the National Archives of Ireland Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records … Continue reading

Posted on June 6, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 2nd June 2013

In this issue: New Publications New publications Series Launched The O’Neill Lineages Project Topic Focus – Travel Writing Special Offer What’s Going On? Competition Winners Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation … Continue reading

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The O’Neill lineages project

Eneclann’s Research Director, Fiona Fitzsimons, was invited to give a talk by the O’Neill Clan Gathering on Friday 24 May 2013.  What follows is a brief synopsis of what was covered in the talk. *************************************** Thank you for asking me … Continue reading

Posted on May 31, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann joins FHISO founding members

Date: 8th May 2013  Eneclann (www.eneclann.ie) and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that Eneclann has finalised its plans to become a founding member of the organisation.  Brian Donovan, Eneclann’s CEO, said of the partnership “Digitising, indexing … Continue reading

Posted on May 9, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

The Irish Battlefields Project: military history colloquium

The Irish Battlefields Project: a thousand years of Irish Military History Time: 3 – 5 p.m. on Friday 10th May 2013. Place: Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Hall – Council Chamber. Introduced by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann, editor of the Irish … Continue reading

Posted on May 7, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 20 April 2013

In this issue: Eneclann traces Tom Cruise’s Irish Family HistoryWhat’s going on? Topic Focus- Wills Genealogical Advisory Service at the National Archives of Ireland New Series of WDYTYA? Australia Congratulations to the Blackfriary Community Archaeology Project Competition Results Eneclann Home … Continue reading

Posted on April 23, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

What’s going on?

Welcome to the Eneclann events listing – this item is so popular in our newsletter we’ve had to create its own page! Dr Stephen Harrison talk at the Ferns Gathering Dr Stephen Harrison will be giving a lecture on the … Continue reading

Posted on April 18, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 9 March 2013

In this issue: St. Patrick’s Holiday Half Price Sale St. Patrick’s Family History Research Centre Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Archives of Ireland National Library of Ireland Genealogy Workshop – now sold out! WDYTYA? Live! Competition Winners Topic Focus … Continue reading

Posted on March 11, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 20 February 2013

In this issue: Eneclann At Who Do You Think You Are? LiveGeneaology Workshop at the NLI Irish Family History Centre at the St. Patrick’s Festival Competition Winners Topic Focus: Archaeology and Antiquities Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Archives Excel … Continue reading

Posted on March 8, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Family History Centre

We’re very pleased to be involved with the Irish Family History Centre at the St. Patrick’s Festival.  The free drop-in family history centre is running from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th March in the Discover Ireland Centre on Suffolk Street, … Continue reading

Posted on February 20, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

We have moved

We have moved! You can now find us at: 5 Whitefriars Aungier Street Dublin 2 Ireland Our telephone and fax numbers, as well as our email addresses, have all stayed exactly the same. View Larger Map

Posted on February 12, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Genealogy Advisory Service at the National Archives of Ireland

2013 is the year of ‘The Gathering’ and therefore it’s the perfect time to find out more about your Irish family history.  This Spring 2013, the National Archives of Ireland continue their free genealogy advisory service, which can get you … Continue reading

Posted on January 17, 2013 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Winter Sale 50% off many titles

The Eneclann Winter Sale started 26 December, with 50% off nearly all of our titles (existing special offers are excluded). The 50% off sale runs until Sunday 13 January 2013, so visit the online shop now! Please note that the … Continue reading

Posted on December 28, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 15 December 2012

In this issue: The Stories behind Christmas traditions IrelandsDNA seek participants for a new study Invest in the Eneclann EII Last CD Ordering Dates for Christmas and our Christmas Gift Guide Topic Focus: judges, law and the Courts Genealogy Advisory … Continue reading

Posted on December 17, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

An Irish Christmas in the 1930s and 1940s

Eneclann’s Jennifer Doyle spoke to her gran about Christmas, and the foods enjoyed, back in the 1930s and 1940s in Wexford and Wicklow. Well, ham was no novelty but turkey was.  We ate ham and bacon most of time but … Continue reading

Posted on December 14, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Irish Christmas traditions

Historically, the Irish have maintained some unusual Christmas traditions.  In time for Christmas, the Eneclann research team have compiled a brief history and background of some of these very Irish goings-on from different parts of this small country. Placing a … Continue reading

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IrelandsDNA seek participants for new study

IrelandsDNA, in collaboration with Eneclann, are seeking male carriers of the MacPARLAND (MacParthaláin) surname for a new study.  In a piece for the newsletter, Dr Gianpiero Cavalleri, Biomedical Research Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and founder of … Continue reading

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Eneclann newsletter 4 August 2012

  Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Titles now available as digital downloads Summer Lunchtime Series of talks at the National Library Family history day at Heritage Week 2012 ‘Summer in Ireland’ competition County … Continue reading

Posted on December 10, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 2 December 2012

  Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: 20×20 Talks Material AvailableNew PublicationsNew Downloads Christmas Gift Guide Last CD Ordering Dates for Christmas ‘Voicing the Past’ Conference Report Q&A Update: Methodist Ancestors Genealogy Advisory Service … Continue reading

Posted on December 6, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for a genealogist or historian, or just want to treat yourself?  Either way, take a look at this year’s Christmas Gift Guide for some inspiration, whether it be a gift voucher or one of our newly … Continue reading

Posted on December 1, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Oral history and genealogy

Eneclann’s Research Manager, Carmel Gilbride, presented at the second annual Oral History Network of Ireland conference, held in Ennis on the weekend of 28-29 September. The theme of the conference was ‘Voicing the Past’ and Carmel spoke about the importance … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

The Gathering: local history, heritage and Diaspora

‘The Gathering: local history, heritage and Diaspora’ is a one day conference being held tomorrow, Saturday 24 November, at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The purpose of the conference is to bring a number of innovative projects that NUIM’s … Continue reading

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Last CD ordering dates for Christmas

It comes around so fast every year! The last dates for ordering CDs from the Eneclann online shop in time for Christmas delivery are as follows: Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland: Tuesday 18th December United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland): … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

20×20 talks material available online

In August 2012, the NLI hosted the “20×20” lunchtime series of talks on Irish family history. Organised by Eneclann and Ancestor Network, the assembled experts included genealogists and broadcasters, librarians and archivists, writers and publishers, academics and a medical geneticist.  … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Invest in the Eneclann EII

If you are an Irish taxpayer then you can invest in the Eneclann Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EII). Investing in an EII is one way to reduce your tax liability and the closing date for applications is the 31st … Continue reading

Posted on November 16, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 5 October 2012

In this issue: Titles now available as digital downloads Questions and Answers Back to Our Past Show BBC Radio Documentary Topic Focus- Revolution and War of Independence Military Archive Talk Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 11 November 2012

In this issue: New digital downloads Questions and Answers Back to Our Past Competition Winners Topic Focus- Church Records and Directories Genealogy Advisory Service Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital … Continue reading

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Eneclann at Back To Our Past 2012

 The front of the Eneclann stand for this year’s Back To Our Past show  Some more views of the Eneclann stand and signage  Just some of the CDs we had for sale over the weekend, with Fiona Fitzsimons manning the … Continue reading

Posted on November 8, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann’s research into Bram Stoker to be aired on BBC Radio

Bram Stoker wrote that the most significant influence on his writing were the childhood stories his mother told him of her own family history along with tales of Irish folklore. No-one has ever thought to investigate what these might have been, but now … Continue reading

Posted on September 29, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 16 September 2012

In this issue: Titles now available as digital downloads Culture Night Back to Our Past Show ‘Summer in Ireland’ competition County Focus-Fermanagh Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications Dear … Continue reading

Posted on September 16, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann at Back To Our Past show 2012

It’s almost time for Back To Our Past 2012, again being held in the RDS Industries Hall in Dublin from the 12th to the 14th October.  Eneclann will be at stands 30/31/38/39 so visit us for a chance to talk … Continue reading

Posted on September 13, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann awarded Military Service Pension Project tender

Eneclann were awarded the contract to process and database the records of Veterans awarded The 1916 Medal and The Service (1917-1921) Medal after a competitive tender managed by the Department of Defence. The tender competition was run as part of … Continue reading

Posted on September 11, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Free lunchtime family history talks at NLI

Press Release – Monday 20th August 2012 Free lunchtime family history talks at the National Library of Ireland If you’re interested in family and local history then the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is for you this month!  Twenty experts … Continue reading

Posted on August 17, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Heritage Week 2012

To celebrate Heritage Week 2012 Eneclann and findmypast.ie will be holding a special family history research day on Thursday 23rd August at the National Print Museum. This free family history research day is being held on Thursday 23rd from 10 … Continue reading

Posted on August 2, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Summer Lunchtime Series 2012

This August, the National Library of Ireland presents its Summer Lunchtime Series 2012 offering audiences a unique programme of short talks on Irish family history. Twenty of the foremost experts – genealogists, broadcasters, writers and academics – will deliver a … Continue reading

Posted on July 27, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 21 July 2012

In this issue: New Publications Research Q&A ‘Summer in Ireland’ photo competition Military Archives project County Focus-Armagh and Tyrone Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications Dear Eneclann customer, New … Continue reading

Posted on July 21, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Summer in Ireland competition

Ok, so maybe it hasn’t felt much like summer so far with the cold and rain affecting Ireland and the UK.  But, what we’d like to see is you and your family having fun and out and about in spite … Continue reading

Posted on July 20, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 1 July 2012

In this issue: Eneclann Launches new legal, title and probate research division Swift Satire Festival Jonathan Swift and Genealogy County Focus-Carlow and Wexford   Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital … Continue reading

Posted on July 3, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Jonathan Swift and genealogy

In honour of the fifth Swift Satire Festival, Eneclann’s Helen Moss offers her perspective on what Jonathan Swift might have made of genealogy and discusses his own much talked about family history: Quite what Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) the writer and … Continue reading

Posted on June 29, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 9 June 2012

In this issue: Eneclann Summer sale New publications Genealogical Advisory Service Petty Sessions launch County Focus- Longford and Roscommon Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications Dear Eneclann customer, Eneclann … Continue reading

Posted on June 12, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

New enhanced genealogy service now available, as the National Archives and the National Library of Ireland award tender to new Consortium

The joint consortium of Eneclann and Ancestor Network are delighted to announce that they will provide genealogy services in the National Archives of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland in the coming year, following a competitive tendering process. The … Continue reading

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 27 May 2012

In this issue: Research Q & AEneclann awarded GSI membership Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages conference County Focus: Kildare and Meath Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications … Continue reading

Posted on May 31, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Enda Kenny visits grandfather’s lighthouse as researched by Eneclann

Eneclann congratulates Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his recent visit to Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare, where his grandfather was lighthouse keeper. Eneclann’s research on Enda Kenny’s family history was first published in the Irish Mail on Sunday in 2007. … Continue reading

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 6 May 2012

Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: New Publications NCAD New Exhibition CIRCLE: a calendar of Irish chancery letters County Focus: Cavan and Monaghan Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research … Continue reading

Posted on May 11, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Fiona Fitzsimons at TCD-UCD Innovation Academy

    Fiona Fitzsimons, Research Director at Eneclann, was a guest speaker at the TCD-UCD Innovation Academy on Thursday 26 April 2012. In a paper entitled ‘Protecting your Intellectual Property’, Fiona presented a business case study of Eneclann. In her … Continue reading

Posted on April 30, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Dr. Paddy Waldron lecture to the Clare Association

Dr. Paddy Waldron, one of Eneclann’s Directors, will  be giving a talk to the Clare Association on “From the Talty Farthing to the Talty Millions: tracing a Clare family to Dublin and beyond”. This talk is taking place in Wynn’s … Continue reading

Posted on April 26, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 22 April 2012

Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Bram Stoker’s family tree History Festival of Ireland County Focus: Leitrim Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications … Continue reading

Posted on April 23, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Research on Bram Stoker’s family tree offers new insights into how he created the vampire Count Dracula.

Count Dracula is one of the most terrifying figures in popular culture. He first appeared in print in 1897, as the title character in Bram Stoker’s book. Since then the name ‘Dracula’ has become shorthand for all vampires. Our research … Continue reading

Posted on April 16, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

The Quagmire of Administrative Districts

Successful research hinges on being able to access records that are relevant to your ancestors.   But there are no such things as purely ‘genealogical’ records, with a few notable exceptions (In Ireland we have the Gaelic genealogies, and from the … Continue reading

Posted on April 5, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 1 April 2012

  Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Sale Update Australian ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Project Focus: Deaf Heritage Centre   Research Q&A County Focus: Derry/Londonderry   Eneclann Home Browse … Continue reading

Posted on April 1, 2012 by Brian

Eneclann research Irish family history for Australian WDYTYA?

Eneclann researched the Irish family history for the fourth series of the Australian version of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’.  The new series started on SBS on Tuesday 27th March with Shaun Micallef. Tonight (3rd April) the show tells … Continue reading

Posted on March 29, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 17 March 2012

  Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: St. Patricks Day Sale New Publications Petty Sessions Courts Records Online   Research Q&A New PBS Show ‘Finding Your Roots’ Who Do You Think … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2012 by Brian

Finding Your Roots on PBS

Eneclann did the Irish research for the upcoming PBS show ‘Finding Your Roots’. ‘Finding Your Roots’ is hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr., well-known from his role on ‘Faces of America‘, a programme on which Eneclann were also Irish family … Continue reading

Posted on March 16, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Findmypast.ie launch Petty Sessions Court records online

Findmypast.ie has launched 1.2 million cases from the Petty Sessions Court records online, with a further 15 million cases to follow throughout 2012.  Brian Donovan explains what is contained in the Petty Sessions Court records and how they can be … Continue reading

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Eneclann at Who Do You Think You Are? Live! 2012

Eneclann attended this year’s Who Do You Think You Are? Live! held in the Olympia, London over the weekend of 24th to 26th February. As always, we had a great time meeting all of you trying to research your Irish … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day Sale

Eneclann’s St Patrick’s Day sale 50% off titles Dear Eneclann customer, Just to remind you that we have 50% off Eneclann titles during our St. Patrick’s Day sale (except for our New Publications and items already on Special Offer). Don’t … Continue reading

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Eneclann Newsletter 25 February

Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Eneclann at the Oscars Who Do You Think You Are? Live Focus: County Laois Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage … Continue reading

Posted on February 25, 2012 by Brian

Albert Nobbs in Irish cinemas 27 April

In Winter 2010 -11, Eneclann provided historical consultancy for the Oscar nominated film, Albert Nobbs, starring Glenn Close. Our brief was to establish a historical context for the film, set in Dublin in 1898. Working directly with director Rodrigo Garcia … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 11 Feb 2012

  Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Ten Greatest Irish Lovers Who Do You Think You Are? Live Shopping and Technology Survey Focus: County Louth Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family … Continue reading

Posted on February 11, 2012 by Brian

Ten Greatest Irish Lovers

Tristan and Iseult The original star-crossed lovers.  Iseult was an Irish princess, betrothed at birth to the already aged King Mark of Cornwall.  Once Iseult reached marriageable age (14 years in old Irish society) Mark sent his nephew Tristan to … Continue reading

Posted on February 10, 2012 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 27 January 2012

Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Research Q&A Who Do You Think You Are? Live Co. Sligo Registers Project Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives … Continue reading

Posted on January 28, 2012 by Brian

Last Chance to Invest in the Eneclann BES

If you are an Irish taxpayer then it’s your last chance to invest in the Eneclann Business Expansion Scheme (BES). Investing in a BES is one way to reduce your tax liability and the closing date for applications is the … Continue reading

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann’s house history service featured in the Sunday Times

Eneclann’s House History service was the subject of an article in the Sunday Times Property section (14th November 2010).  In it Fiona Fitzsimons, Director of Research, discusses what Eneclann need to successfully research a house history, while two clients share … Continue reading

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann in The Irish Times

Brian Donovan, CEO of Eneclann, was featured in The Irish Times on Friday 16th December.  Brian was speaking about the Eneclann Business Expansion Scheme (BES) and business investment in Ireland. Read the full article.

Posted on December 19, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann newsletter 10 December 2011

  Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: New Publications Business Expansion Scheme National Flood Hazard Mapping Project Co. Down Last Order Dates for Christmas Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History … Continue reading

Posted on December 10, 2011 by Brian

Reminder Last Order Dates for Christmas

Last Order Dates for Christmas Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records Management Digitisation Digital Publications     Dear Eneclann customer, Reminder: … Continue reading

Posted on December 3, 2011 by Brian

Business Expansion Scheme BES 2011

Eneclann are running a Business Expansion Scheme (BES) ending on 31 December 2011. Investing in a Business Expansion Scheme is one way in which Irish tax payers can reduce their 2011 tax liability. Eneclann is offering a unique BES that … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Newsletter 19 November 2011

  Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: Last Order Dates for Christmas Christmas Gift Guide National College of Art and Design Co. Galway Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann newsletter 22 October 2011

Eneclann Newsletter   If you are unable to see the message below, click here to view this newsletter in your browser In this issue: Last Order Dates Christmas Gift Guide Research Q&A The Belvedere Book Co. Wicklow Eneclann Home Browse … Continue reading

Posted on October 22, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Newsletter 8 October 2011

    Eneclann Newsletter   Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. In this issue: New Publications Back to Our Past Research Q&A 1641 Depositions Co. Tipperary Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage … Continue reading

Posted on October 9, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Newsletter 28 August 2011

If you are unable to see the message below, click here In this issue: Dublin Marriage Registers St. Nicholas Without Registers 1798 – Miles Byrne County Focus: Antrim County Focus: Competition Winner Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research … Continue reading

Posted on August 28, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Newsletter 13 August 2011

Eneclann Newsletter If you are unable to see the message below, click here In this issue: Findmypast.ie Eneclann at the GSI County Focus – Waterford Competition Winner Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories Heritage Archives Records … Continue reading

Posted on August 12, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Win a 12 month subscription to findmypast.ie

  In case you haven’t heard yet we’ve recently partnered with the findmypast.co.uk team to bring you findmypast.ie. Launched with over 5 million records on the 5th of May 2011, findmypast.ie is aiming to become the world’s most comprehensive Irish … Continue reading

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President Obama Thanks Eneclann Genealogists for Researching his Irish Family History

Eneclann genealogists were delighted to be acknowledged by President Obama in the speech he made in College Green, Dublin. ‘Eneclann were delighted to be given VIP tickets to the reception in College Green, along with Megan Smolenyak, the American genealogist … Continue reading

Posted on August 2, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Newsletter 30 July 2011

Eneclann Newsletter If you are unable to see the message below, click here In this issue: My Ancestor Was A … Clergyman Special Discount County Focus – Cork Update your online profile and win a CD Eneclann Home Browse our … Continue reading

Posted on July 30, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

My Ancestor Was A … Clergyman

Should your ancestor have been a clergyman, the following sources will get you started in tracing further information on these family members: Roman Catholic The Irish Catholic Directory, which is printed annually from 1837 Eneclann have published A Complete Catholic … Continue reading

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My Ancestor Was A … Policeman

According to Kenny’s Manufacturers’ Directory there were 11,643 people making up the police force in Ireland in 1911.   To locate your ancestor’s RIC service record, first search Jim Herlihy’s The Royal Irish constabulary: a complete alphabetical list of officers and … Continue reading

Posted on July 16, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann Newsletter 16 July 2011

Eneclann Newsletter If you are unable to see the message below, click here In this issue: My Ancestor Was A … Policeman Special Discount County Focus – Kilkenny Sale Update Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories … Continue reading

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Eneclann in Sunday Business Post

3 July 2011, Sunday Business Post Findmypast to Tap into the Irish Diaspora. Piece about the joint venture between findmypast and Eneclann.

Posted on July 5, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann at the IRCHSS and IRCSET Postdoctoral Symposium

Brian Donovan of Eneclann was one of the speakers at the IRCHSS & IRCSET Postdoctoral Symposium held on 27th June 2011 – ‘Contributing Creativity, Entrepreneurship and Impact.’ Brian Donovan studied history at Trinity College, graduating in 1989. He has lectured … Continue reading

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Eneclann Newsletter 4 July 2011

Eneclann Newsletter If you are unable to see the message below, click here In this issue: Independence Day title discount My Ancestor Was A … Student County Focus Sale Update Eneclann Home Browse our Shop Family History Research House Histories … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

My Ancestor Was A … Student

In this research tip on occupations Eneclann’s Research Manager, Elizabeth Cuddy, explains how to find your student ancestors if they boarded in college in the 1901 and 1911 censuses, before we take a look at what student records are available … Continue reading

Posted on June 30, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

My Ancestor Was A … Teacher

For anyone whose ancestor was a teacher, there are number of records available in the National Archives of Ireland.  Deposited records date from 1832 and consist mainly of records of the Commissioners of National Education. The National Education records include: Applications … Continue reading

Posted on June 18, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann 50% off sale

To celebrate the launch of our new logo, website and newsletter we’re holding a 50% sale off most titles (those items already on special offer are excluded). Due to unforeseen problems at the start of the sale, the sale will … Continue reading

Posted on June 10, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Researching your Farming Ancestors

Often the occupations of farmer and labourer were interchangeable, so don’t be confused by your ancestor being called one occupation in the Census and the other in a birth, marriage or death certificate – it’s generally still the same person.  … Continue reading

Posted on June 2, 2011 by Caitlin Bain

Eneclann’s New Website Launches

Eneclann’s new website launched today.

Posted on May 20, 2011 by Brian

Eneclann Researchers Reveal Obama’s Closest Irish Relatives

President Obama’s closest Irish relatives hail from Ballygurteen, Co. Tipperary They have been invited to meet the President in Moneygall next week Dublin-based researchers, Eneclann, conducted the research The story of the Benn family will be told on Nationwide, RTE … Continue reading

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FindMyPast IE Launches offering access to over 50 million Irish Records

New site will host the most extensive collection of Irish land records available anywhere online. Over 50 million records available in first 12-18 months in a joint venture between brightsolid and Eneclann. ———————————————————————————————————- Findmypast, one of the leading family history … Continue reading

Posted on May 9, 2011 by Brian

Finding your ancestors in the 1901 and 1911 censuses

Eneclann genealogists Elizabeth Cuddy and Helen Moss explain some of their ‘insider secrets’ for getting the most information about an ancestor from the 1901 and 1911 censuses. • The 1911 Census will tell you the number of years a woman … Continue reading

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Eneclann & Find My Past JV Launches!

Findmypast, one of the leading family history sites, has today announced a joint venture with Eneclann, the award-winning Irish history and heritage company, to launch findmypast Ireland. The new site jointly owned by Eneclann and brightsolid, the online publishing and … Continue reading

Posted on May 4, 2011 by Brian