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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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The Perfect End To Your Family Tree Research

We have teamed up with Tony Hennessy of Great Great Great Family Trees to offer you the perfect finishing touches to your family tree.

After we have researched your family tree and created a genealogical report for you or perhaps you have carried out your own genealogical investigations, why not let Tony Hennessy from “Great Great Great Family Trees” turn the findings into a handsome family tree. A simple, functional family tree can provide visual clarity to a densely populated report. A ‘presentation’ type family tree, which is ideal for framing, can be admired, cherished, shared and passed on. It also makes a very thoughtful gift for some one special.

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Great Great Great Family Trees is run by Tony Hennessy, a professional genealogist. Tony creates bespoke family trees of every shape and size that, as well as fulfilling all the fundamental requirements of a family tree, are a visual treat and a joy to view. Just as every family is unique, Tony’s family trees are made-to-measure and therefore reflect that uniqueness. They may include for instance just two generations i.e. two parents and their children presented on an A4 sheet or they may include several hundred names on a chart stretching out to 3m / 10 ft or beyond.

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variables to be considered when designing your family tree

  • Type of Tree i.e. ancestor, descendant, hourglass, ancestor Plus etc.
  • No. of generations to include / No. of people to include / size of chart
  • Genealogical information to include i.e. occupations, residences, significant achievements, stories, acreage of land held in Griffiths/TAB, description of house from census etc.
  • Background – texture, photograph, map etc.
  • Photographs – portraits, family groups, buildings, scenery / village, items of interest e.g. medals, maps, heirlooms etc.
  • Quotation from poem or book.
  • Heraldic imagery where appropriate.

Budget costs for your tree

The following ‘ready reckoner’ allows a potential customer to calculate budget costs:

  • €8 per name for 1st 50 names
  • €6.50 per name for 2nd 50 names
  • €5 per name for additional names
  • €8 per photograph.
  • + Printing cost   + P&P

Printing costs

  • A3 with text:  €10 per print
  • A3 with text and photograph(s): €20 per print
  • A1 budget printing: €25 per print
  • A1 deluxe printing (on card with colourfast photo quality printing): €75 per print
  • Other sizes & costs available on request

Types of Family Tree:

There are 4 main types of family tree and each may have many variations in size, style, number of generations and inclusions amounting to an almost infinite number of possibilities.

1The descendent Tree

The Descendant Tree chart usually has the principal person or couple on the top of the chart with their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren etc. (and their spouses) fanning out generation by generation below. A simple descendant tree may show just two generations i.e. a couple and their children whereas a five-generation tree where each descendant has six children quickly grows to over two thousand descendants!

2. The Ancestor Tree

The Ancestor Tree chart has the principal person at the bottom and his/her direct ancestors only i.e. parents, grandparents, great-grandparents etc. spreading out from there. We each have sixteen great great grandparents (whether we can name them or not). The siblings of the principal person – who obviously share the same ancestors – are sometimes included in an ancestor tree.

3.The Hour Glass Tree

The hourglass tree is simply a combination of types 1 and 2 above.  It has the principal person or couple in the middle with their respective ancestors above and their shared descendants below.

4. The Ancestor Plus Tree

The Ancestor Plus Tree includes not only the direct ancestors of the principal person or couple but also the siblings of each ancestor.  This tree can be quite complex to construct but given that it includes all branches of the family the finished chart is guaranteed to be impressive.  Colour coding of generations maintains visual clarity.

A special present for a special occasion

Are you looking for a thoughtful present for a special person? Perhaps it’s Granny’s 80th birthday or Mum and Dad’s 40th wedding anniversary? A three or four generation Descendant Tree to include all the children and grandchildren – and with photos too – would be a unique and meaningful gift. And all the information needed i.e. Dates of birth etc. should already be known within the family – so no need for research online or in the archives.

Contact Tony at Great Great Great Family Trees

If that’s all a bit too much information to take in why not just drop Tony a line atwaterfordorigins@gmail.com to start the conversation and let him help with some of the decisions as it is what he does best and would love to hear from you.

Great Great Great Family Trees can be explored further on.www.waterfordorigins.com

A note to the Professional Genealogist

Family trees can be created to enhance a genealogical report where they can provide clarity and readability at a glance. They usually are A4 in height and can if required extend to c.3ft / 1 metre and are supplied folded. A full family genealogical report may be supplemented with four descendant trees (one for each branch) and one ancestor tree.

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