Eneclann Newsletter 27 May 2012

Eneclann Newsletter

In this issue:

Research Q & AEneclann awarded GSI membership

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages conference

County Focus: Kildare and Meath



Dear Eneclann customer,

Research Questions and Answers

Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann’s Research Director, answers two questions this newsletter

about finding ancestors who may have served in the police force.


Read Fiona’s advice and catch up on old questions and answers.

If you have a question that you’d like Fiona to help with, either e-mail us at marketing@localhost or post it on our Facebook wall.



Eneclann Awarded Membership of the GSI

The Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI) has awarded Eneclann Ltd. with membership of the Society.  This is in recognition of the evolving cooperative relationship between the two organisations in their promotion of genealogy in Ireland and overseas amongst the Irish Diaspora.Brian Donovan of Eneclann said “Eneclann recognises the important role played by the GSI, probably the most active of all the genealogical societies in Ireland”.

The GSI was established in 1990 to promote the study of genealogy and related subjects as an educational leisure pursuit available to all in the community irrespective of age, prior learning, background or socio-economic circumstances.  It is Ireland’s most active genealogical association.

GSI, 11 Desmond Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.  Directors: Padraic Ingoldsby (Cathaoirleach); Gerry Hayden (Leas-Cathaoirleach); Michael Merrigan (General Secretary). Find the GSI on Facebook.


Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages Conference

For those of you with earlier interests, you might be interested in the third Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages conference.  This is being held next weekend, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd June in the Trinity Long Room Hub Building, Trinity College Dublin.  This interdisciplinary conference discusses such topics as agriculture, territories and earthwork castles.  This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Benjamin Hudson of Pennsylvania State University who will be speaking on ‘Space, Settlement and Medieval Atlanticism’.  Conference registration is €20 (€10 for students), payable at the door. 

Find further information, reserve a place or find Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages on Facebook.


County Focus: Kildare and Meath

Again this newsletter we have two counties for you!

Both Kildare and Meath are covered by Pigot’s and Slater’s directories, Leinster and Dublin sections.  These directories range in date from 1824 to 1894.  Both of these counties are included in The 1798 Rebellion: claimants and surrenders alongside a number of other Irish counties.  In total there are over 8,000 names included in this publication covering two different groups-those who took up arms and those whose property was damaged.  These groups come from every social background making it a great resource.

For County Kildare we also have Brian J. Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead, which includes the graveyards or churches of Castledermot, Crosschapel, Killeen Cormac, Naas and Timolin.  This publication contains gravestone inscriptions, for a number of other counties besides Kildare, dating from before 1900.  The index to the Will or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1634-1858 covers large parts of east and south Kildare.  The combined indexes contain more than 125,000 entries, and even more names, and were compiled prior to the destruction of the Four Courts.  County Meath meanwhile is one of the Counties surveyed in 1802 as part of the Statistical Survey.  This volume details the agriculture, society, economy and legislature that together could be described as the rural economy of County Meath.

View our full range of titles for County Kildare and County Meath or visit the Eneclann shop now to see what we have for your county.



Best wishes,
The Eneclann Team

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