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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 a look at the details of the event in full here.

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LAW 2014

LAW Event 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 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.

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 publications manager on the subject of Digitisation. We look forward to the next Expert Workshop in Family History at the National Library (11 Oct.); and to the Back to our past show in the RDS (17, 18, 19 Oct.) Our research tip this week is by acclaimed genealogist Helen Moss

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The History Show

Last Sunday (5th Oct.) Fiona Fitzsimons was a guest on Myles Dungan’sHistory Show on RTE1. The topic of discussion was on the new release of the Pensions Applications forms for service during the Irish Revolutionary Period 1913-23. “Pension applications usually contain the greatest amount of genealogical information, of all military records.This is because pensions can be claimed by family dependents – widows, aged parents, minor children, and sometimes also dependent siblings” Fiona also emphasised the improved search function of the Pensions Data base, that hugely increases the user’s ability to drill down into the records. In particular, the drop-down menus that allow to search by organisation, eg: Cumann na mBan, Connaught Rangers, etc.Listen here to the interview as Fiona encourages a good browse across the records.

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Back to our past 2014

Back to our past is right around the corner, and of course Eneclann will be exhibiting – at stand 30, 30a, 31 and 31a. Come and meet our team of expert researchers, ready to help you with your family history research. Eneclann’s own Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons will give talks on Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday our guest speaker will be internationally renowned genealogist, Eileen O’Duill.  We will be joined at our stand by Mary Choppa fromTIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association), to provide an ‘American perspective’ on Irish immigrants to the U.S.Click here for more information.

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Digitisation and Publications at Eneclann

Since 1998 Eneclann has been at the forefront of digital publishing for Irish genealogy and history.  We started with CD-ROMs, before moving to online delivery, and more recently digital downloads.  Now Eneclann’s Publishing Manager, Paul Manzor, has written an  article to give you a better understanding ofwhere we’re at with Digitisation and publications.

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The Expert Workshops in Irish Family History series resumed in September with a double bill on emigration from the Poor Law Unions, by Kay Caball in Trinity College, and Dr. Gerard Moran in the National Library. In October, we continue this Saturday (11 Oct.) with Claire Bradley speaking on ‘Crowd-sourcing’ in the National Library.Read all about the it here.

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Great Great Great Family Tree’s

Tony Hennessy has launched his new websiteGreat Great Great Family Treesand you can check it out on hisfacebook page. If you are looking to get your family tree created and personalised, but don’t know where to start then this is the place for you.

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The Genealogy Radio Show

Our friend and colleague Lorna Moloney has a new radio show“The Genealogy Radio Show” on Community Radio Corca Baisciinn.Each week she looks at a different aspect of Irish family history live.  Listen to a podcast of her recent interview withEneclann’s Fiona Fitzsimons speaking on tracing records of children: ‘Painless facts: do they exist in genealogy?  Find thefull interview 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 somehow help you along your genealogy path. This week Helen Moss has written a research tip on “researching mid-19th century marriage registers.”

You can read thefull research tip here

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Irish Probate Genealogy Partners

 

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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 effective probate genealogy service in Ireland.

 

The Irish Probate genealogy partners provide the following services

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Identifying Rightful Heirs

Read more about identifying rightful heirs

Gathering Documents to Prove Kinship or a Claim

Read more about gathering documents to prove kinship or a claim

Affidavits of Heirship and Due Diligence

Read more about affidavits of heirship and due diligence

Expert Witness for Court Testimony

Read more about expert witness for court testimony

Title Research

Read more about title research

Record Retrieval

Read more about record retrieval

International Authentication

Read more about international authentication

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Irish Probate Genealogy partners are made up of the following professional genealogists.

 

 

Eileen Ó Dúill

Eileen O'Duill

Eileen Ó Dúill, has been a professional Irish genealogist since 1990, specializing in legal and probate genealogical research. She is currently the only Board Certified Genealogist in Ireland. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and served on the board as the International Trustee for Britain and Ireland (2007-2012).

Eileen has lectured at national and international conferences in the US, Ireland, Canada and the U.K. from 1999 to 2014 and co-presented a webinar on Irish genealogical research for Ancestry.com. She was a course tutor and lecturer on the Diploma in Family History (Genealogy) at the Independent College, Dublin and currently teaches on the summer school programme at University College Cork. She has been admitted as an expert witness in the Surrogate Courts in 6 counties of New York.

Eileen was able to turn a lifelong hobby into a business providing a professional genealogical research service. Being an American living in Ireland for 39 years has enabled her to have a unique perspective on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and an understanding of her fellow countrymen in their quest for their Irish heritage.

 

Sean O'DuillSean Ó Dúill

Sean O’Duill is a fluent Irish speaker from Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. He taught in St. Declan’s College, Dublin and has published several articles in Irish and English on Irish folklore. Sean earned a higher diploma in Irish translation from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in 2007.

Sean was the keynote speaker at the 2005 National Genealogical conference. He also lectured at FGS Conference in Boston in 2006 and at the Irish Genealogical Conference in Sligo in 2004. He has assisted with numerous genealogical research trips to Ireland and now works as a researcher in the General Register Office in Dublin.

Sean’s research into Irish Folklore has developed several lectures, which have been of great interest to family historians in Ireland. Understanding the life our ancestors lived provides a background and substance to the study of genealogy. He is an expert researcher in Irish civil registration.

 

Stephen PierceStephen Peirce

Stephen graduated with a degree in History from Trinity College Dublin in 2008. He has worked in a variety of sectors including IT and tourism, and has been engaged in the genealogy and probate research industry for the past 3 years.

Stephen has an in-depth knowledge of the 1901 and 1911 Censuses having worked on the corrections project for the National Archives of Ireland. He also specialises in tracing families through online resources.

Stephen has a particular interest in the use of geographic resources and land records as a means ensuring that the correct family is identified and doppelgangers avoided.

 

 

Fiona Fitzsimons

Fiona Fitzsimons

Fiona is a founder and Director of Eneclann, a Trinity College Campus Company established in 1998. In 2013 Fiona was elected to the Board of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

As Eneclann’s Research director, Fiona recruits and co-ordinates the legal research team. She has a particular interest in historic title of land in Ireland, and has specialised for over twenty-five years in Irish historic land-records.

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5 Whitefriars,
Aungier Street,
Dublin 2,
Ireland.

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Fax +353 1 6710281
Email:info@probategenealogy.ie

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.

The Princess’s Irish ancestors were the Fagan family, probably the most successful gentleman-merchants in Dublin in the 1500s and 1600s. The Fagans were wealthy entrepreneurs, who left an indelible mark on the landscape of Dublin city and its’ environs.

Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey county Dublin

Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey county Dublin

They were involved in the foundation of Trinity College in 1592, and the Phoenix Park in 1662.

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The Phoenix Park Dublin. In 1662 Christopher Fagan sold his Manor of Phoenix to the Duke of Ormond, to create a Royal Deer Park.
Photo courtesy Tourism Ireland.

 

The Fagans fought on the losing side in the Battle of the Boyne, and in 1692 were outlawed and their lands confiscated.  Under the peace terms that ended that War, the Fagans should have been pardoned and given back their lands.  Lord Thomas Coningsby, a corrupt senior government official manipulated the legal system and seized the Fagan’s extensive Dublin estates.

In 1695 the Fagans re-located to Killarney County Kerry, and over generations re-established themselves as merchants, trading out of Cork with the American Colonies and the West Indies.

The last of Princess Charlene’s direct ancestors born in Ireland was Christopher Sullivan Fagan, born in March 1781.  In 1800 at the age of 18 Christopher enlisted as a cadet in the East India Company.

On arrival in India, young Christopher Sullivan Fagan discovered an important family connection that gave him a direct link to the English Governor General.  Christopher’s first cousin, Hyacinth Rolande, was married to Richard Wellesley, Governor General of India 1797-1805.

 

Hyacinthe Rolande, natural daughter of the Chevalier Fagan. Portrait painted 1791 by Elisabeth le Brun. Reproduced courtesy of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco."

Hyacinthe Rolande, natural daughter of the Chevalier Fagan.
Portrait painted 1791 by Elisabeth le Brun.
Reproduced courtesy of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.”

Christopher Sullivan Fagan rose to the rank of Major General in the Honorable East India Company Service (H.E.I.C.S.).  One of his daughters was Agnes Cecilia Adelaide Fagan born in Bengal in 1821; married in Calcutta in 1842 to Charles Arthur Nicolson.

These are Princess Charlene’s great x 3 grandparents, and it was their generation that first established a connection to Africa.

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Meeting a Princess.

Princess Charlene

The Phoenix Park Dublin. In 1662 Christopher Fagan sold his Manor of Phoenix to the Duke of Ormond, to create a Royal Deer Park.
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Earlier this Summer I was asked if I could travel to Monaco, to present the Princess’s family history.  The meeting was eventually scheduled to take place in the Palace gardens at 6pm on Tuesday 29th July.  Rory Montgomery the Irish ambassador to France, and Finola O’Mahoney of Tourism Ireland would also be there.

A gathering storm on the afternoon of the 29th meant that on our arrival at the Palace, we were shown into a private family sitting room.  It was a lovely room, comfortable and domestic, where I felt at ease.  The surfaces teemed with family photographs, including rather surreally, the late Princess Grace of Monaco.

The princely couple arrived with little or no fanfare and after introductions we sat and I described to them some of the personalities of the Princess’s Irish ancestors, and their exploits across three continents.

In the course of our conversation the couple’s interest rose higher and higher, and they asked very many questions to fix key details.  We talked for over an hour, and towards the end of the interview Princess Charlene asked with obvious delight if Ireland would now claim her as one of our own.

The Irish ambassador answered in the affirmative, presenting the Princess with a Certificate of Irish Heritage.

On the way home, I got a taxi from Dublin airport and mulled it all over.  It occurred to me that even behind a palace wall, a Princess can be as delighted as a child on Christmas morning, to discover her Irish heritage.

By Fiona Fitzsimons.

Princess Charlene

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 all the way back to the 1520s and to a prominent Dublin family called the Fagans.

Click on the link below and have a listen to a short clip of Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann who conducted the research on Riviera Radio

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

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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 an amazing sixteen generations all the way back to the 1520’s

On Tuesday 29th July, at the invitation of Tourism Ireland, renowned genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons met Princess Charlene of Monaco to discuss the exploits and personalities of her Irish ancestors – the Fagans of Feltrim (co. Dublin) and later of Killarney (co. Kerry). The Princess was also presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage by HE Rory Montgomery, Irish Ambassador to France, at the palace in Monaco, which was also attended by Prince Albert.

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 all the way back to the 1520s and to a prominent Dublin family called the Fagans.

From 1524, over 16 generations, the Fagans were involved in key events in Irish History and left an indelible mark in the Irish landscape – including Christ Church Cathedral, Trinity College and the Phoenix Park.

In the 1500s the Fagans became immensely wealthy through international commerce. They reinvested their profits in lands close to the capital, and provided finance to the Irish crown government.  By the early 1600s the Fagans controlled more than 5000 acres in Dublin County, including the city’s deep-water port at Bulloch Harbour in Dalkey.

 

Fiona Fitzsimons said: “I met with the Princely couple in the Palace, and described how the Princess’s Fagan ancestors made their mark on Irish history. They received the presentation with great enthusiasm and asked many many questions. Princess Charlene is delighted that Ireland has claimed her as their own”

“It’s a great story about the Irish Capacity to adapt in extreme circumstances and reinvent themselves”

The Irish Heritage Certificate is an initiative, which was introduced in September 2011 and is open to anyone born outside of Ireland with an Irish ancestor. It is an official recognition by the Irish Government of those who are proud of their Irish ancestry and heritage.

 

Latest Eneclann Newsletter 25th July 2014

Eneclann Newsletter
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


 

 

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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 the leading experts in genealogy from near and far, Brian will be speaking on the following topics:

Usingfindmypast.com to Trace your Irish Family History.

Murderer, rebels and Drunkards: Your Irish ancestors and the Law.

This two day event will include 20+ lecturers and 26 presentations by well-known experts in their respective fields.

such as:
John Grenham
Eileen Ó Dúill
Sean Ó Dúill
Kyle Betit
 Dwight Radford
Donna Moughty
Bill Budde
and many more!

Go towww.celtic-connections.org now for all you need to know on this great event.


The Genealogy Event Limerick

The countdown is on to The Genealogy Event in Limerick with only 5 weeks to go, If you are planning a trip to Ireland or a trip to Limerick then The Genealogy Event is one not to be missed, It will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of August, The two day event will bring you presentations by the experts in genealogy along with other social events that will help attendees meet one another in relaxed settings.

 Dont forget to look out for our very own Eneclann duo, Fiona Fitzsimons and Brian Donovan who will also be there to give their expert advise ;)

Phone: +353 61 331549

Email:info@bbnygroup.com

Web:www.thegenealogyevent.com

Tickets may be purchased online via thebuy tickets here button or

contacting Event Partner, the Irish Ancestry Research Centre on +353 61 207 114

 


Lunch Time talks in the National Library

This August at theNational Library of Ireland,Eneclann andAncestor Network will host a feast for family history fans! It’s the return of the Twentyx20 lunch-time talks.Each talk is a short introduction to a key area, source or research method in Irish family history. The Q&A session will give you direct access to the experts.


Free Genealogy advisory service in the National Library of Ireland 2014

The joint consortium ofEneclannandAncestorNetworkare providing a wide and comprehensive range of expertise in The National Library of Ireland all summer to anyone looking for help and advice in tracing their family history,

The service is free to all visitors to the Library.

9.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. Monday to Friday,

9.30 a.m. to 12.45 on Saturday.

See you there!


Eneclann helps Unlock the Past for Cruise ship Passengers

This morning in theNational Library of Ireland,
Eneclann research expert Carmel Gilbride, gave a talk on migration to Australia to the cruise ship passengers ofUnlock the Past cruises, Carmel also shared her expert advise and answered questions and queries that the Australian passengers had regarding their Irish Family history, the cruise ship passengers used the library to seek out all the information they wanted through out the morning and with the help of Carmel they hopefully unravelled some mysteries.


Research Tip of the week

It may be that we think we have mined everything we can about our families from the 1901 and 1911 Census. But a few recent searches have had me re evaluate this idea.

It can be so difficult to select the correct family when the name is one that proliferates. It seems, at the outset to be impossible.
But along the way, we may establish a county of birth and that can narrow down our search.

Then we may learn an occupation and this can be really key in selecting the correct record.  But, even at that point, – given the proliferation of labourers in Ireland’s economy of the opening decades of the 20th century – we can be still be faced with a choice.Great care is needed at this point to ensure we do not dismiss records from our search.

We might expect to find, the pairing of say a husband and wife, the parents of children we have found. But, we should be mindful of the fact that one or other parent may have died and remarried. Pay particular attention, in the 1911 Census, to the number of years married.

If the wife indicates that she has been married for ten years, yet there are persons listed as children as the head of household who are older than ten, then you have to dig deeper.

The children {of whatever age} are correctly enumerated as the offspring of the head of household. But these children are not necessarily the children
of his wife.
If you are very fortunate, the second marriage of this head of household may be civilly registered, where his first marriage was not. In this way, you may be able to bring a family back, through following the clues in the census, to an earlier generation.

Carmel Gilbride,
Research Expert,

 

 


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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 into violence. New evidence proves that in 1852 Nicholas Clooney (George’s great x 2 grandfather) was violently assaulted. Months later he was harrased through the court system.

“In 1852 Nicholas Clooney suffered a real injustice. He decided shortly after to leave Ireland and settle in Kentucky. The rest is history.” Says Fiona.

Research showed that Nicholas’s widowed mother (George Clooney’s great x3 grandmother) remained behind in Ireland.
“Now through a family connection and for the first time, we have photographs of the old Clooney house and farm taken in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The photos show a way of life now vanished. It’s closer in time, and probably also in terms of experience, to the life of the immigrant Clooneys.”

Read the full story here from Irish Lives remembered

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Latest Eneclann Newsletter: 1st of July 2014

Eneclann Newsletter

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


Dear Eneclann customer,

Stuart Rosenblatt and the UCC Genealogy School

Ancestral Connections 2014 is an International Genealogy summer school developed by Lorna Moloney at ACE – University College Cork, it offers a programme of outstanding quality for those interested in tracing their Irish roots. All aspects of subjects are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts.Eneclann’s very own directors Fiona Fitzsimons & Brian Donovan will also be giving talks at the Summer school.

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Brian Donovan: Tuesday 1st July at >

2pm: ‘Usingfindmypast.ie

 for family history research: court prison land records and more’

Fiona Fitzsimons: Tuesday 1st July at >

3pm: ‘Online sources for Irish family history research and how to use them’

4pm:  ‘Tracing records of children in care 1840s to 1990s.’

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This week we caught up with Stuart Rosenblatt of theIrish Jewish Genealogical societywho will  be giving a talk atThe UCC Genealogy School .


Stuarts’ talk will be on:

Hidden Irish Jewish Records.

   Thursday the 3rd of July at 2pm-2.45pm.


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,


This two day event promises to share with you, information sessions on a broad range of Irish genealogy-related topics from some of the top experts in the industry, including Eneclann’s very own Research Experts Fiona Fitzsimons and Brian Donovan,

“The event has been set up to help genealogists and family historians at all levels and bring together people from around the world with Irish roots,” says BBNY Group founder, Bridget Bray.

Sessions will focus on civil and church records, immigration and passenger lists, military records, surname origins, using DNA, and resources available at Ireland’s National Library and National Archives.

In addition toEneclann, experts from Limerick Genealogy, Roots Ireland, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC),will be on hand to offer guidance and advice.

The Genealogy event has added a new conference session in partnership with the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
It’s of particular interest to anyone engaged in ‘reverse genealogy’ and trying to trace the descendants of ancestral relatives that left Ireland and settled overseas.
Dorothy Dougherty, Programme director of the National Archives in New York City will be speaking about U.S. naturalisation records, Irish Famine records, and other key sources held by NARA.

This two day event will take place inThe Strand Hotel Co. Limerick, Buy your ticket today and experience “The Genealogy Event 2014″

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Expert workshops continue in Irish family history

In association withTrinity College DublinandThe National Library of Ireland

Our speaker for the month of July will be Dr. Gerard Corcoran, Irish representative for theInternational Society of Genetic Genealogy.

Gerard has been involved in genetic genealogy for many years and has agreed to give two workshops on differing aspects of this fascinating subject.

 

The workshops will take place next week (beginning 30th June).

3pm on Thursday 3rd July, in Room 4050A on level 4, in the Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, and

2pm on Saturday 5th July, in the Trustee’s Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.

Genetic genealogy provides a glimmer of hope for our diaspora who are unsure of where in Ireland their ancestors came from.

Description:

Trinity workshop:
Using genetic genealogy to break down the brick walls of traditional genealogy.

National Library workshop.

Connecting the Irish Diaspora using Genetic Genealogy

All workshops are free, but as spaces are limited, these are ticketed events.

Anyone who would like to attend this free workshop should apply for a ticket by writing toworkshop@eneclann.ie
Tickets will be assigned on a first come basis.

Please let us know whether you will be at the Trinity College or the NLI event

Thanks, and hope to see you all there.


Chapelizod artist, Debbie Chapman

 

CHAPELIZOD DERELICTION

 

Debbie Chapman is a Chapelizod artist, and is running a project that will be exploring the issue of dereliction in Chapelizod, and the fact that so many buildings have been left empty and derelict, even while there’s a housing crisis.

 

Eneclann is providing historical research on who’s lived in the village of Chapelizod in the last 150 years.This is a Community Based Arts Project responding to the large number of derelict buildings in Chapelizod Village, Dublin and it’s environs. Debbie will be drawing on the real stories of past lives as the inspiration for her art.Recently, Dublin council bought a derelict site with ruined houses from the early 1700s, to redevelop.
The council has put a hoarding up outside these houses, and Debbie Chapman has been asked to design and paint the hoarding.

The purpose of this project is to explore the impact of decline and deterioration of historic buildings at the centre of Chapelizod’s village and through shared artistic practice create a strong sense of place within the current community.

The intended outputs of the project are to create artistic interventions instilled with community consciousness and deliver a series of community arts events, which will have a positive impact on local people, affected by the decline in their immediate environment.

Large wooden cut-outs with painted images from the past will be attached to the hoarding.

The project will culminate in a collaborative Visual Arts Exhibition to be held in the village accompanied by a Project Book and a Public Art Installation in Sept/Oct 2014.

The project, is led by artist Debbie Chapman, and is funded by Dublin City Council, Ballyfermot/Chapelizod Partnership and Eneclann.

We will provide you with regular updates over the summer, to track the project’s progress which we will feature in our newsletters and also on ourwebsite blog.


Latest downloads available at Eneclann

We now have 11 new download releases available on our website.

History Ireland Magazine, “Kindred Lines”

Check out Fiona Fitzsimons’ column, Kindred Lines in the July/August 2014 edition ofHistory Ireland.

This month Fiona writes about what records survive to trace your ancestors involved in WWI

“Irish involvement in the First World War is contentious, and historians cannot agree on either the numbers of Irish engaged in the conflict, or the number of Irish war dead. Official estimates are 210,000 mobilised and 49,300 dead, but these figures are open to challenge.

 


Research Tip of the Week!

Most researchers tracing an Irish WWI ancestor will start with the Army Service Records, the largest of all the British Services.
Less than half of all service records actually survive, because of archival destruction during the London Blitz in 1940/41.

From the original 6 ½ million+ service records, only 3 million now survive.
There are however several other sources that can help you bridge this gap in the British Army Service records.

Everyone who served overseas was entitled to the British and Victory (Campaign) medals. A lesser number of people also received awards for gallantry or distinguished service.

The National Archives U.K. has over 5 million records for British Army Medal index cards 1914-1920.

The medal cards include the recipient’s name, service number, rank and unit and are available online athttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/medal-index-cards-ww1.htm

In addition to the traditional British Armed Services the medal cards include women’s services, the Indian Army, and some civilians.

By Eneclann Research Expert, Fiona Fitzsimons,

 

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Best wishes, The Eneclann Team

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