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The Expert Workshops Return!

Our first guest speaker will be Catriona Crowe of the National Archives.

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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 censuses online free of charge over the last years. She is an Editor of Documents on Irish Foreign Policy, which published its eighth volume, covering the period 1945-48, in November 2012. She is editor of Dublin 1911, published by the Royal Irish Academy in late 2011.

She is Honorary President of the Irish Labour History Society, and a former President of the Women’s History Association.  She is Chairperson of the Irish Theatre Institute, which promotes and supports Irish theatre and has created an award-winning website of Irish theatre productions. She is Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Limerick. She is a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

Catriona will be giving a talk on:

Online genealogical resources: what the National Archives has in store in 2015.

 Time:2.30pm,12th of February.

Location:National Archives Boardroom.

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Our second guest speaker will be Mary Cahill

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Mary Cahill is a professional Trainer, designing and delivering information technology courses to private and public sector clients for over 15 years.  She caters for all levels from basic to advanced users of application software.

Mary has had an interest in genealogy for many years and completed the certificate course in Family History at UCD in 2012. She has continued to enhance her knowledge by conducting research on behalf of private clients.

Throughout her studies and research Mary was surprised by the extent of IT knowledge required by a professional genealogist and has frequently been called upon to assist her fellow genealogists in developing their skills.

Mary will be giving a talk on:

“Learn to love your computer again: how to get better results from the digital tools at your command.”

 Time: 2pm,14th of February.

Location: National Library of Ireland.

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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 Irish roots, and an intriguing royal link to QE2!  We bring you the real truth behind George Clooney’s Irish Roots, and our readers’ “favourite bit” – the Research tip of the week. We have the first news of events in 2015, where you can meet the Eneclann experts at home and abroad; And, if you still want more, we have an article on “Workhouses and Direct Provision”, published in The Journal. Enjoy icon smile 18th of January 2015, Latest Eneclann Newsletter.

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Fiona’s trip to Saltlake City
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Earlier this month Fiona visited Salt Lake City, Utah for work. She 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. Read how Fiona got on here.

 

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Teaching Irish Family History in Salt Lake City

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The British Institute has invited Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons to teach the Irish Track in its’ prestigious course, next September in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the recent edition of British Connections magazine, Fiona wrote about what she hoped to impart to all those signing up to her course. “My main goal will be to help my students to “navigate” the tumult of Irish history” Read the full article .

 

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The January/February edition of ,Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine is now out, There’s some fabulous feature articles in this latest issue, but we’re most interested in the story of Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Irish roots.  Princess Charlene has an intriguing connection to the English Queen Elizabeth II.  Go to page 26 and,read this wonderful story.

 

 

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RootsTech 2015

Eneclann are heading to,RootsTech 2015 conference, The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) will also hold its 2015 National Conference in conjunction with,RootsTech  in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 12-14, 2015,Read all about it here.

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Probate Genealogy.

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Eneclann and,Heirsireland, Ireland’s two leading probate genealogy firms, have combined to provide a comprehensive genealogical service to the Irish legal profession. With over 60 years combined experience on legal, title and probate research, which includes: Completing research, Identifying rightful heirs, Preparing required documentation and more,Read about The Irish Probate Genealogy Partners services here.

 

 

 

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Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons recently published an article in the online magazine The Journal, in which she compared the hated workhouse system in the 19th Century and the current system of Direct Provision in today’s Ireland.  The article developed out of the Expert Workshop series held last year.  Fiona drew on the research of Dr. Gerard Moran, who gave the September workshop in the National Library (2014),Read the full story here,and tell us what do you think ?

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Irish Genealogy Summer School

 

The UCC Genealogy Summer School is back in 2015.  The School will include some of the leading experts working in their field, and will include over 42 lectures, field-trips, and other optional visits,Read all about it here.

 

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The Genealogy Radio Show.

Tune in to the most recent episode of Lorna Moloney’s “The Genealogy Radio Show”, broadcast on Community Radio Corca Baiscinn. Listen here to Episode 16: ‘Nicholas Rynne – Michael McTeigue, Champion of the world from Kilnamona.

 

 

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Research Tip of the week

This week our research-tip is written by Carmel Gilbride, who ponders on the use of,‘negative findings’ in research.

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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 Fitzsimons & Helen Moss delved into Mr. Clooney’s Irish family history, and found a complex but compelling story.

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Eneclann feature’s in today’s Sunday Independent with an article on Hollywood star George Clooney and the real story behind his Irish Roots, The article gathers information from research discovered by Eneclann’s very own Expert researcher Fiona Fitzsimons, You can read the article online here.

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These findings were also featured in the July/August edition of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-magazine. The 8 page article can be downloaded for free at ​ http://bit.ly/1oabNpL. It is here you can read the full story on George Clooney’s Kilkenny homestead

Irish Lives Remembered is a bi-monthly digital publication helping people of Irish heritage globally trace their Irish ancestry.​

 

 

Eneclann Winter Sale Continues!

Dont forget our Big Winter SALE is on right now!

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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

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All our directories and registers which cover the whole country are now,HALF PRICE

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Thom’s Irish Almanac & Official Directory for 1884.

This is a very big publication containing nearly 2,000 pages, with a vast amount of information about Ireland, the government in general, and Dublin city and county in particular.

Leet’s Directory  (2nd ed., 1814)

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The closing decades of the eighteenth century witnessed considerable improvements in the quality of the communications infrastructure in Ireland, and consequent increases in economic activity and trade.

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This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

Brian Cantwell’s Memorials of the Dead:
The Collected Works

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For the first time, the works of one of Ireland’s most eminent researchers of gravestone inscriptions have been collected into one publication,Read more about these memorials here.

 

Remember all publications are now,50% OFF, until January the 12th 2015,

 

head over to the website now and enjoy our sale.
If you purchase a download title and don’t receive your download link immediately, don’t worry – this is a busy time of year for us but we’ll be on the case when your order is confirmed, and you should receive your link within a few hours or so.

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*Special offer applies at the checkout on all titles but not on already discounted publications.

**While the 50 per cent off offer applies to the vast majority of our publications.

Eliza Lynch Queen of Paraguay

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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 Ireland for Paris where she managed to catch the eye of the son of a Paraguayan dictator. A few years ago Eneclann Researcher Helen Moss conducted research for Michael Lillis – 2014 – Biography & Autobiography on Eliza Lynch, Helen found the baptism certificate of Eliza Lynch Roman Catholic church, Charleville,2 May 1834: Eliza to John Lynch and Jane Lloyd, Read the facinating story here.

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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.

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Irish Probate Genealgy partners have over 60 years combined experience legal, title and probate research, which includes:

Completing research
Identify rightful heirs
Preparing required documentation
Providing expert testimony at kinship hearings

Irish Probate Genealogy Partners have experience in over 1000 estates proving kinship in even the most challenging cases. Whether you require due diligence research for wills or full kinship research in intestate estates a team of experienced Irish probate genealogists is available to assist you.

If you would like to hear more about what we do, you can visit us in our offices in Aungier Street to meet the team or Contact us here.

We also offer a free* in-house presentation to Solicitors and Barristers on

‘Probate genealogy: How our skills can assist your business’

This presentation can also be booked for groups anywhere in Ireland by contacting info@probategenealogy.ie

 

Free* in-house is limited to firms within the Dublin Metropolitan Area.

If you would like to know more about what we do and the service we provide please check out our website www.probategenealogy.ie

 

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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 Stephen Peirce has written a research tip on….

Researching Families.

When researching families we often use evidence from civil certificates to guide our searches. In particular townland addresses are of use to avoid doppelgangers where a name is common.

However, addresses can sometimes be more instructive on certain documents than others. For instance, a series of birth certificates for the issue of marriage can offer an indication of how long a family were resident in an area. If five children were born in the same townland over a 10 year period, it is a safe bet that the family were resident in that townland for those 10 years.

Therefore, even if you’re only interested in a direct ancestor, often obtaining birth certificates for older or young siblings can be useful if you’re experiencing difficulties in locating a family outside of the birth of an ancestor.

One to be wary of however is residence at time of marriage. Time and again we see instances where the residence recorded for individuals, particularly men, is just that, their residence when they married, rather than actually their place of origin. In particular be wary when dealing with potentially ‘nomadic’ professions, such as ancestors that may have worked as labourers on the railroad.

A good rule of thumb if you believe the recorded townland may not be the place of origin is to turn to a census (if the event is between 1880 and 1930), census substitute (if the event is before 1880) or best of all the Cancelled Books, and see if the surname is in that townland. If there’s no sign of the surname, this may be an indication that you need to broaden your search.

 

By Stephen Peirce,

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Findmypast Christmas Countdown is live!

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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, and expert family history tips. Check out our dedicatedChristmas Countdown page, or visit ourFacebook page every day between now and the 25th December to discover your daily historical highlight, and be in with a chance to win”

“And that’s not all. When the turkey is finished and the plum pud is polished off, we’ll be launching the 2014 Start Your Family Tree Week at Findmypast.Christmas is a great opportunity to catch up with relatives, discover what they know about your ancestors and grow your family tree. So, for a week from 26th December we’ll be helping everyone get further with their family trees through helpful guides, webinars, expert insights and much more. Watch out for news throughout December, and get ready for some very exciting announcements!”

Check out their Christmas Countdown now

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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 look how you can avoid completely missing out on The Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City in January 2015. Eneclann Archivist Gerard Byrne fills us in on Archives and Record Management at Eneclann, and lots more, enjoy icon smile Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

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Christmas Gift Certificates

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Do you believe in the ancient Irish spirits, the Sidhe, also known as the ‘little folk’ or fairies?  The parents ofSt. Laurence’s National School recently made contact with a community of the ‘Sidhe na Nollaig’ – Christmas Fairies, living in the Phoenix Park Dublin. They have endured for over 4,000 years, but are now looking to widen their horizons. Help an Irish fairy find a new home this Christmas.  All proceeds go to St. Laurence’s National School, Chapelizod, Dublin.Click here to purchase.

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Seeking tax relief for 2014

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Are you ready to take your research skills to the next level

Refresh your professional skills with the Association of Professional Genealogists ac72b591 47ee 4aac 864e c1abc2d28c11 Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st (APG) Professional Management Conference, this January 2015.In January 2015 the APG have a Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City. Would you like to attend, but are just not in a position to travel?  Here is an opportunity to virtually engage in CPD, and keep your professional skills up to date.click here.newsletter bar Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

Archives and Record Management

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Eneclann is renowned for its 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 hold post-graduate qualifications in archives and records management. So, what are these services we provide you may ask?find out here.newsletter bar Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

15th annual British Institute

 

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In Sept. 2015 Eneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons will be teaching at the 15th annual British Institute in Salt Lake City. Fiona will be in good company – the line-up for the event includes Else Churchill and Bruce Durie. If you would like to sign up for the course, or want to know more,read here.

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 It’s official – the Irish diaspora reached everywhere, including Central America.
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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, for our “enhanced family history service.” One of the first overseas visitors that I met tracing her Irish roots, was Myriam Moran. Her Irish ancestors settled in Guatemala in the 1670s, and one of her ancestors was professor of Theology in the Royal University there. To read more click herenewsletter bar Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

 

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Genealogy Radio Show: episode 11

Our friend and colleague Lorna Moloney has really settled into her stride on The Genealogy Radio Show”, broadcast  on Community Radio Corca Baiscinn. Listen here toepisode 12 Jennifer Woods from Queensland Australia–The quest for John Prendergast andepisode 13 Kay Caball, The Kerry Girls and the Earl Grey Scheme.newsletter bar Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st

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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 package to complete their Family History Research with an Eneclann expert, well now is the time, check out the lastdelivery dates before Christmas here.

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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 help you along your genealogy path.This week Eneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons writes..Click here to view the tip.newsletter divider on blog  Latest Eneclann Newsletter December 1st