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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:41 pm

Oh no not only do we have bears and slops but we are back to roundabouts???? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Family History

Postby 12345 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:28 am

Micheál wrote:Hey "Oner"
In this Forum, "in a roundabout way" could mean
A) indirectly ( mostly)
B) expensively and wasteful of resources ( esp. In Killiney)

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def not B) - its fantastic that this resource is free :)

by A) I mean I found the site to be a bit 'tricky' as in for marriages you could not put in both surnames ..... ! Hope that makes sense!

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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:07 pm

12345 wrote: I mean I found the site to be a bit 'tricky' as in for marriages you could not put in both surnames ..... ! Hope that makes sense!

Oner

Have you looked in on the Mormon site??/ www.familysearch.org. That again is free and takes a bit of geting used to but, there is a huge amount of stuff on that...I found the prison records great as it gave me a location for the various family members who were missing from the 1901 and 1911 CENSUS!! :lol: :lol: :oops:

Since I retired i'm rooting around trying to find out things about the family in the past! and I keep coming back to the Mormon site.
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi Janet,

This is a good place for family histories. Otherwise go to Board Index...then go to Genealogy and if there is a topic already there add to that if not start a new one under that Genealogy umbrella.
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Re: Family History

Postby Sinead » Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:42 pm

Hi Janet:

I am not related to Christy or Kattie Byrne, they were friends of my
parents so they were honorary Uncle and Aunt. I do see some
members of the family from time to time.

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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:32 am

I love nosing around in family histories and one of the best sites I have found for assistance is Rootschat. We mentioned it last Saturday at the graveyard and I promised to put up a link into the General Ireland section. There is no need to register just go into the site and look around. As you get used to it you will find that the Armed Forces section have some very helpful and knowledgable members who are only too willing to help. I also find that sometimes i am able to help people with the little knowledge I have!

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=50.0

Don't be like me spending hours every day looking at other peoples families!!!
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:40 am

Date for your diary
October 17 to 19...Back to our past exhibition R.D.S Ballsbridge

http://www.irishgenealogynews.com/2014/ ... ns-to.html
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Re: Family History

Postby Holla » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:17 am

Thanks for the info Rocker
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:39 am

This great information was lurking on the National Archives site and i missed it ....don't be like me..

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealog ... -websites/
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Re: Family History

Postby Holla » Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:52 am

Rocker wrote:
Rocker wrote:This great information was lurking on the National Archives site and i missed it ....don't be like me..

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealog ... -websites/


Not like you to miss out Rocker,you must have been very bizzy on another case.......thanks for sharing
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Re: Family History

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Re: Family History

Postby Holla » Mon Dec 01, 2014 4:17 pm

Good news thanks for sharing M
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:23 pm



That is wonderful Micheál. Even with a magnifying glass i find those microfilmed parish registers tough going. Now, eventually I might find some records for Glendalough and roundabout there to see if we are really Wickla folk!!! and just how many of us there are!!!...just when yis thought yis were safe to go into the water dum dum dum.
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Re: Family History

Postby carrigdove » Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:20 pm

My grandmother, that is my mothers mother was from Wicklow and married into Booterstown
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:40 pm

The first records i can find of my surname around Blckrock is 1850 is in the Booterstown parish Records my gt Grandfathers birth record. They lived in Blackrock. I traced his father back to Wicklow 1800 but i would love to have his birth record. He was in prison in Wicklow jail in about 1848 and must have come to Blackrock on his release. My Great Grandfather was their last child...he was 50 and his wife not too much younger. Some day i will unravel what happened to any other family.
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Re: Family History

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:45 pm

All of Ireland’s Catholic Church records to go online



http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genea ... nline.html
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:54 pm

Rooting through this site tonight...

http://www.logainm.ie/en/inf/proj-about
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Re: Family History

Postby Micheál » Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:24 am

The records of Funeral Director J. & C. NICHOLS, Lombard Street East, Dublin 2. have been digitised.

#43 "Kingstown" references . . .havent looked for other neighbourhoods.

http://search.freefind.com/find.html?oq=Dun+Laoghaire&id=34754664&pageid=r&_charset_=UTF-8&bcd=%C3%B7&scs=1&query=Kingstown&Find=Search&mode=ALL&search=all
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:47 pm

Love that Micheál. i could spend hours looking through the info. Thanks.
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:22 am

Rocker wrote:The first records i can find of my surname around Blckrock is 1850 is in the Booterstown parish Records my gt Grandfathers birth record. They lived in Blackrock. I traced his father back to Wicklow 1800 but i would love to have his birth record. He was in prison in Wicklow jail in about 1848 and must have come to Blackrock on his release. My Great Grandfather was their last child...he was 50 and his wife not too much younger. Some day i will unravel what happened to any other family.

The Glendalough records have brought up five brothers/sisters for my Great grandfather.....now that will take me the whole summer trying to find out where they went and what happened to them.

Today when looking at the Dún Laoghaire parish records for Mouse's family I found a fellow with the family surname living in 1896 in Patrick's St. Maybe he is a relation of my Gt grandfather. My own grandfather moved into a very nearby house in Patrick St in 1910....Gawd, I do love those parish records...and the priest had great clear handwriting.
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Re: Family History

Postby Gulliver » Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:15 pm

Parish records are sometimes inaccurate - perhaps it's the presence of copious quantities of wine
In the case of my Grandfather and Grandmother, William P Gleeson, of Moher, North Tipperary and Margaret Burke of Seskin, also north Tipperary, the address details are reversed - he is listed with her address and vice versa.
In the case of my Grandfather's birth, his father, Hugh Conlon is listed correctly, but his mother's maiden name is listed as "Anne Cormick". We know from many other records that her name was Ellen. We also know that there was a neighbour, an Anne Cormick in the parish, whose husband happened to also have the name Hugh Conlon. Now it is entirely possible that (1)the neighbours had a child the same name as my Grandfather in the same month(2) that child died young and never shows up again in any records and (3) my Grandfather's baptism was not recorded. Seems unlikely - more likely a mix-up by the priest
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:11 am

Recently my laptop died and all the family research for the last seven years appeared to have died with it. Thankfully I have retrieved the hard drive and all in well.

In the "calamity stages" I searched the attic for all the pieces of paper and birth certs, printouts, and pulled out my hair.
My tip today for anyone doing family research....back up your computer...back up your computer...". 2. File your hand written notes in SOME order. 3.Get separate file covers for each surname....heaps of paper are daunting...4. Keep the head.

I had also forgotten just how helpful the folk on rootschat.org are...I was stumped with my great great grandmother's family and in no time those experts had found where they lived and loads of info I hadn't known...Happy days wuu wuu
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Re: Family History

Postby keeper » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:28 pm

Good news Rocker you got sorted, a big relief, I put my stuff on to an external drive and also burn it on to discs.
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Re: Family History

Postby 12345 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:00 am

Just a message for Rocker ..... you could use 'Dropbox' as a backup for your data (it's cloud-based so if your laptop data is unretrievable you can access your data on Dropbox from anywhere) ... you can register for free and have a free memory allowance, you can share folders with people if you wish also. It's a pretty good option :)
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Re: Family History

Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:35 am

Thank you very much 12345 for that tip. I have to get up to speed with technology!!
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