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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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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 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 :)

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Christmas Gift Certificates

goldA 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 for Christmas. This year give your loved one the gift of working with the experts who discovered Obama and Tom Cruise’s Irish family history.Click here to purchase an Eneclann gift certificate.

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final fairy Image Irish Fairies seek new homes for Christmas

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

FIRST-LADY-TRINITY-COLLEGE-DUBLIN-MX-11If 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. Read all about how you can reduce your tax liability with Eneclann here.newsletter bar

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

Refresh your professional skills with the Association of Professional Genealogists (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

Archives and Record Management

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

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

 

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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

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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

 

 

 

APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference

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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.

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Register Today for Virtual PMC 2015

Registration is open for APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference

https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com.

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

Visit:

www.apgen.org/conferences/classes.html

for class descriptions and speaker bios.

Register now for Virtual PMC 2015 at

https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com

REGISTRATION BUNDLES
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.)

View full details on the Virtual PMC registration bundles at

https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com

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!

Register for PMC 2015 at

www.apgen.org/conferences.

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 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

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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 to episode 11 with Criostoir MacCarthaig, Senior Archivist UCD on ‘Digitisng the 1937 [folklore] school scheme’, available here.

 

 

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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

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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 Carmel Gilbride writes.Click here to view the tip.

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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 is the December 31st, 2014.

Read lots more about the Eneclann Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EII) here.

To discuss further contact Brian Donovan, Eneclann’s CEO, brian.donovan@eneclann.ie or 01 6710338.

America's First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha with Eneclann's Research Director Fiona Fitzsimons in the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin in June  2013

America’s First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha with Eneclann’s Research Director Fiona Fitzsimons in the Long Room at Trinity College Dublin in June 2013.

 

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 aware of

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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.