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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 🙂

newsletter divider on blogThe Truth about George Clooneys Irish Roots

george clooneyEneclann feature’s in today’s,Sunday Independent with an article on Hollywood star George Clooney and his Irish Roots, The article gathers information from research discovered by Eneclann’s very own Expert researcher Fiona Fitzsimons, You can also read the full story on his Kilkenny homestead in,Irish Lives Remembered, Read all you,need to know here.


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Fiona’s trip to Saltlake City

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

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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Irish Lives Remembered

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.

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.




newsletter barWorkhouses and Direct Provision.

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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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

last delivery dates christmas 2014Christmas Delivery Dates

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