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 to date.
Register Today for Virtual PMC 2015
Registration is open for APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference
The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day only, individual sessions, or a special DNA bundle. All registrations include 3-months’ access to recordings of the same sessions!
THE VIRTUAL PMC LINE UP
Thursday, 8 January 2015
10:45-11:45am MST — Taxes and the Professional Genealogist, James M. Beidler
1:15-2:15pm MST — Finding the Law, Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
3:00-4:00pm MST — Mind Maps for Genealogy, Ron Arons, MBA
4:15-5:15pm MST– DNA and Genealogical Proof, Angie Bush, MS
Friday, 9 January 2015
8:15-9:15am MST — Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
9:30-10:30am MST — Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism & Pecuniary Interest, James M. Beidler
10:45-11:45am MST — How to Have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues, Christina Grover
1:15-2:15pm MST — Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many “Clients,” Angela Packer McGhie
3:00-5:15pm MST — Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover their Genealogical Roots with DNA (workshop), CeCe Moore
for class descriptions and speaker bios.
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Create a Virtual PMC package to meet your needs! Choose from full-conference or single-day options or select only the individual sessions that you want to view. You will receive access to the live streaming of the sessions you register for as well as 3-months’ access to recordings of those same session. (Recordings will be available online beginning 5 February 2015.)
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STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR PMC
It’s not too late to register for the full, live PMC. Held 8-9 January 2015 at the Salt Lake Hilton, the 2-day conference is designed to help professional genealogists achieve success. The event includes:
- 15 breakout sessions taught by industry experts.
- $139 in sponsor gifts for each attendee.
- Discounted FamilySearch lunch on 8 January. (Seating is more than 85% filled.)
- Keynote by Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan.
- The first-annual PMC Poster Sessions.
- Valuable door prizes, networking opportunities, and much more!
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Online registration ends 30 December 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 week we conclude the expert workshops for CPD for 2014 with a focus on church of Ireland records. Lorna Maloney Genealogy Radio show is now available on podcast, and we have that very popular research tip of the week, contributed by Carmel Gilbride. Enjoy
On Thursday 6th of November The Chapelizod Derieliction exhibition was officially opened by Minister Simon Harris. The exhibition now runs from 10am-5pm,Thur-Sun until 23rd November 2014. It is the culmination of a nine-month community arts project led by Irish artist Debbie Chapman. The project was funded by Dublin City Council, the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership and supporting historical research was provided by Eneclann, You can find all the details on this amazing exhibition here.
The Expert Workshops in Irish Family History series conclude this November on Saturday 15th at 2pm with Derek Neilson on a workshop entitled:“Church of Ireland records – extent, quirks and pitfalls”’ Read the full details here.
Irish Lives Remembered
The latest version of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy Magazine is now out, and this month features the work of Eneclann’s own Fiona Fitzsimons on Princess Charlene of Monaco’s Irish Family History. This is the first part of a 3 part story, go to page 8 to read this wonderful story.
Princess Charlene’s Irish Roots
The newsletter of the Certificate of Irish Heritage also focuses on Princess Charlene’s Irish Roots, to go behind the scenes in the palace in Monaco read the full article here.
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 to episode 11 with Criostoir MacCarthaig, Senior Archivist UCD on ‘Digitisng the 1937 [folklore] school scheme’, available here.
The Carmichaol Centre Talk
On Saturday 22nd November at 4.00pm Stoneybatter & Smithfield People’s History Project are hosting a public talk that will take place in the Carmichael Centre, North Brunswick Street (beside the old Richmond Hospital). Read all the details here
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 Carmel Gilbride writes.Click here to view the tip.
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 is the December 31st, 2014.
To discuss further contact Brian Donovan, Eneclann’s CEO, email@example.com or 01 6710338.
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 aware of
Each family is unique in its decisions and history. We see this over and over again in our work here at Eneclann. Nonetheless, as family historians we need to be mindful of the wider patterns at play.
Knowing the general trends of say, population movement, helps us deduce certain probabilities from these facts and guide us to making informed choices when selecting records online. Working as we do in a post digitisation age, online records are selected, often without regard to the wider context. We see a record that matches some of our criteria and before we know it, we have ‘our ‘ ancestor, let’s just call her Mary “No Name”, in a UK census; then back in Ireland having a child during the Great Famine;moving again to another part of the UK ; and returning to die in Ireland. In reality, it is very unlikely that this Mary “No Name” recorded in all these records is one and the same person. At all times our research needs to look for corroborative evidence from different sources while at the same time being mindful to locate our family in the wider narrative of history.
By Carmel Gilbride.
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: “Church of Ireland records – extent, quirks and pitfalls”: in the Trustee Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.
this workshop is a free event, but places are limited so booking is essential.
The November workshops will conclude our programme in 2014.
Normal service resumes in January 2015, and we already have a fantastic programme lined up.
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 5 reviews from our Twentyx20 lunch-time talks in the National Library. Our research tip this week is by Fiona Fitzsimons and we share with you all the happenings including how the Back to our Past show at the RDS went . Enjoy
Back To Our Past 2014
We had the pleasure of exhibiting at Back To our Past 2014 in the RDS recently,Eneclann would like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended the event, old customers and new. You canread all about how we got on at the event here.
The upcoming exhibition “Chapelizod Dereliction” is the culmination of a nine-month community arts project led by Irish artist Debbie Chapman. The project was funded by Dublin City Council, the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership and our heritage researchers here at Eneclann, You can find all the details on thisamazing exhibition here.
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 and promises to be the largest legal exhibition and conference to be held in the Republic of Ireland.For more information in the eventclick here
In October the Expert Workshop took place on 11th October in the National Library of Ireland.Claire Bradley spoke on the topic:Crowdsourcing your Irish ancestry, how to use social media and message boards for genealogy.Read all abouthow the workshop went here
Last 5 Twentyx20 Reviews
We have the last 5 reviews of our Twentyx20 Lunch time talks at the National Library of Ireland that were held in August, We attracted a record audience throughout the month, with our most entertaining line-up yet,Read all about it here.
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 along your genealogy path. This week Fiona Fitzsimons has written a research tip on British Armed Forces Army Records.Have a read of theresearch tip here.
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
Landlords & Tenants: land and estate records for Irish family history research.
As our scheduled speaker was unable to attend, Eneclann’s own Brian Donovan stepped back into the ring with a talk entitled “Landlords & tenants: Land and estate records for Irish Family History Research.”
Brian’s paper gave an overview of the principal land and estate records available for Ireland. In the absence of census records these sources are an essential resource for Irish research. But until recently these sources were poorly understood, difficult to access and interpret. Most researchers are now familiar with Griffith’s Valuation, but still fail to get the full value of the source. Moreover a wealth of data has been recently released online which transforms access and how we can use these records, especially the Landed Estate Court Rentals 1849-85. Moreover, the administration of estates and the authority of the landlord class required more than the maintenance of rentals. It was supported by a judicial system (the magistrates courts) to sustain their position. These archives represent some of the richest resources of information for the population of Ireland in the 19th century.
Brian finished his talk by discussing how the landlord system in Ireland was systematically dismantled as a result of the Land War and through the mechanism of the Land Commission which resulted in a social revolution in Ireland, that has yet to be delivered in Britain.
Doing Local History
It’s difficult to summarise Ray Gillespie’s talk so as to do it justice. He drew on decades of documentary research, and gave a masterful performance that ranged across 500 years of Irish history, citing sources as diverse as the medieval annals and present-day oral traditions.
In the simplest terms, local history is about examining the story of a person in their community, in a given space and time.
Family history, like local history, is best achieved when we stop looking for individuals, and instead trace people in the context of their family and their wider community.
Ray gave two case-studies, one from the late 19th Century in Donegal, the second from the second quarter of the 1500s.
The first case study is published as a book by Frank Sweeney, The Murder of Connell Boyle, county Donegal, 1898 in the Maynooth Local History Series. In 1898 the murder of Connell Boyle shocked his community, because it appeared motiveless. He was a widower, living alone in poverty. He was not in dispute with his landlord, and was not involved in the land-war or in political agitation. The community thought they knew ‘who-done-it’ but the code of silence in the face of police enquiries, meant that no-one was ever convicted of his death.
The second case study, also a murder, occurred in 1334. Magnus Ua Duibhgennain “an eminent historian, was strangled and smothered and concealed in his own house by his own wife and by Brian [Maguire].” Ray considered the consequences for the murderers, their families and their community.
18. Mary McAuliffe
Finding women in the records.
In what was one of the finest talks in the season, Mary McAuliffe showed considerable erudition and humour, when she urged the audience to ‘Cherchez les femmes’.
One of the main problems in finding women in the records, is the lack of a paper trail. The records that survive, focus on men. This reflects the problem of women’s’ social, political and legal status down through history. Women are born with their father’s name, and change their names on marriage, and this can make it difficult to trace women in the historic records.
McAuliffe advised us that women are documented, but that very often it’s all about effective use of the records. We were treated to a whistle-stop tour of many of the documents we associate with family history: census, church and civil records, land records like Griffith’s Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books. She then advised us how to ‘cast our net’ more widely, and find lesser known, and less frequently used sources, including diaries, letters, journals, pension applications, some Union records, amongst others.
She concluded by recommending some of the data-bases in the National Archives, in particular the sadly under-used Directory of Sources for Women’s History in Ireland; and advised us all to read the National Library’s own Research Guide for Women in Irish History, which can be found online at www.nli.ie/en/manuscript-research-guides.aspx
19. Dan Bradley
Niall of the Nine Hostages and the genetic architecture of Irish surnames.
Paternal lineage is traced through the Y Chromosome, while maternal is traced through Mitochondrial DNA. Surnames are also passed along the male line, so that all things being equal there should be a correlation between the Y DNA and surnames.
Prof. Bradley cited a case study that focused on the Ui Neill Clan in North West Ireland. The case study drew on over 800 people, randomly selected, from which the following conclusions were drawn:
- Y Chromosome genealogy in Irish surname groups usually have a dominant founder.
- YDNA indicates that approximately half of all those with the Ui Neill name, or one of the associated surnames derived from the Ui Neill clan group (O’Donnell, Bradley, etc.), are descended from the founder.
- In Ireland, even common surnames display a foundation pattern, unlike in Britain.
- Genetic diversity in Irish subjects, indicates that surnames probably originated earlier in Ireland, than in England.
Q.E.D. Ancient genealogy linkages in Ireland are often true.
In the Q&A session that followed, the Prof. revealed that he’s currently working on ancient DNA. Early indications point to some exciting results!
Those of you interested in ‘this kind of thang’ will be pleased to hear, that Prof. Dan Bradley has already agreed to return in 2015 to talk about his new research findings.
20. Damien Shiels
Uncovering the Irish of the American Civil War.
America is currently commemorating the 150th Anniversary of civil war (1861-1865). One of the neglected stories in our history, is Irish participation in this conflict. Official neglect is all the more surprising, considering how Ireland has courted the American connexion.
Between 1861 and 1865 approximately 200,000 Irish fought in the American Civil War: an estimated 180,000 in the Union army; and ca. 20,000 in the Confederate army.
An estimated 20% or 23,600 of the Union Navy were Irish-born. We don’t yet have comparable figures for the smaller Confederate Navy.
The total number of the Irish that died in this conflict has been estimated at 30,000.
The Irish that fought in the American civil war, were predominantly the ‘Famine Irish’.
In a commanding performance Damian Shiels introduced us to the main sources online to trace the forgotten history of these Irish soldiers.
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This brought to a close the Twentyx20 talks in 2014.
We achieved record audiences this year, consistently higher than in any of the previous years. A huge thank you to our speakers for their contribution, and also to the audience, many of whom were regulars throughout the month.
“Family history is popular history, but it’s also a discipline that cuts across many branches of learning. In planning these talks, we wanted to show this multi-faceted aspect of our subject, which draws on archaeology and archives, genealogy and historical geography, genetics, history and professional researchers, writers and bloggers.
Of course the Twentyx20 talks are not simply about family history. The talks were conceived with the idea that we might bring in a new audience, and persuade them of the enjoyment and simple pleasures that can be found in research.
In 2014 our invited speakers included established names like Patrick Comerford, Else Churchill, Brian Donovan, Jacinta Prunty and Ray Gillespie. Family history is also a vibrant discipline, and we wanted to showcase emerging new talent like Lorna Moloney, Rhona Murray, Damian Shiels and John Tierney.
Finally, the Twentyx20 talks are a paen to the National Library of Ireland and its’ wonderful staff. Since 2008 the National Library of Ireland has grown attendance by 85%, despite budgetary cuts of 40% in the same time-frame. That the Library has continued to draw in a new audience, is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of the public servants that work there. The Library provides an essential creative space in Dublin City to research, write, think and create plans.”
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 11th and 12th November and promises to be the largest legal exhibition and conference to be held in the Republic of Ireland.
Eileen M. Ó Dúill, B.A., M.A., CG will be giving a talk on behalf of Irish Probate Genealogy Partners on.
“Determining Kinship; How the Probate Genealogist Can Assist the Solicitor”.
This talk will take place on the 12th November at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin.
from 1.45pm – 2.15pm.
For more information on what is happening at LAW2014 Dublin, or for information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the event, click on the image above or call them today on 01332 227682.
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. It is a multimedia installation of drawings, photos, sculpture, painting, poetry and video endeavouring to show the affects of the decline in the immediate environment on the residents of Chapelizod, Dublin.
The project was funded by Dublin City Council, the Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership and heritage researchers, Eneclann.