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The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Sun Jan 16, 2011 2:33 pm

The Daonchartlann (Peoples Archive) is the new HQ of The Genealogical Society of Ireland, and is located on the end of Carlisle Pier - just under the George IV monument (thats the obelisk on 4 stone balls). It is normally open on Wednesdays from about 10.30.
The Daonchartlann holds an archive of about 7000 items, and is increasing its collection of documents of local interest, including old school rollbooks, minute books of old local societies. For insurance reasons, the archive is available only to members, but day membership can be obtained for a small fee. The website is http://www.familyhistory.ie.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby johndle » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:27 pm

Very Interesting Thanks for that Info Gulliver
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:41 pm

Yes Gulliver thanks. What an odd location though. Can't be much space in there?
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:00 pm

Strum wrote:Yes Gulliver thanks. What an odd location though. Can't be much space in there?


Its a bit like the Tardis - bigger inside than outside - maybe we should paint it Blue

This is what it looks like at night
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Postby Strum » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:17 pm

It looks very well now. :D
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:51 am

Was down along the harbour today and droped in
Have to say a big-big thank you to all the gang in the centre
what a pity I did not have my dates with me :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
I was browsing tho' micro film from Kingstown -baptisms backwards from 1868-
tell you gang -If you are in the area drop in any Wed. from 10.30am to 6pm.
and one of the researchers Eddie (forgive me if Im wrong) said that they hope to have the premises open late evenings -now that it is summertime -
I could have met Gulliver there as well ????-
let me tell you gang I'm going back next week with my facts and dates -
thank you to all who were onhand today
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:44 am

Gulliver was not there yesterday afternoon but was at the morning open meeting of The Genealogical Society at Royal Marine... held every month on fourth Wednesday 10.30-12.00. That's where folks interested in Genealogy sit around and chat over a cup of coffee.

It appears that Holla was there also yesterday afternoon
http://www.dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=31&start=75
Did yiz meet?????
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:03 am

No we did'nt meet Gulliver -
I was there around 12ish -1ish - 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:35 pm

Grammer,

Thanks for reminding us about this. I would be interested in those records too ---we will all be fighting over the machines. I do a little bit of family history and then stop but it is facinating.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:45 pm

Other records there of local interest are the roll-books of some local schools - I know that Eblana is certainly there. These have not been catalogued.... indeed the Society is looking for volunteers to help with cataloging.
Also there are the records of the Working Mens Club... Also uncatalogued.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:07 pm

The Genealogical Society of Ireland confirmed yesterday that The Daonchartlann (The Archives & Research Centre of the Genealogical Society of Ireland) will open Monday Evenings - except Public/Bank Holidays - from 18.00hrs to 21.00hrs commencing Monday July 2nd 2012.

This is in addition to Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Daonchartlann is located at the end of the Carlisle pier just underneath the George IV monument on 4 balls.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Holla » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:47 pm

Gulliver wrote:The Genealogical Society of Ireland confirmed yesterday that The Daonchartlann (The Archives & Research Centre of the Genealogical Society of Ireland) will open Monday Evenings - except Public/Bank Holidays - from 18.00hrs to 21.00hrs commencing Monday July 2nd 2012.

This is in addition to Wednesday 10.00am - 4.00pm

The Daonchartlann is located at the end of the Carlisle pier just underneath the George IV monument on 4 balls.


Thanks for this information Gulliver, I like your new avatar ....talk later I can see your tied up at the moment :D :D
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:53 pm

Great Gulliver,

This will interest all those who have to work! Monday is a good day too. I find that most places hold their events on a Tuesday or Wednesday and it is difficult to juggle.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:02 pm

Marcia,

Here are the details about the Genealogical Society. I tried to log on to their new website today and it is not responding so don't try that. I am a very new junior member but finding genealogy so interesting.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:03 pm

It's working now (5.00pm) http://www.familyhistory.ie
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Postby Holla » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:46 pm

Thank you Gulliver will have a good look around.
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Postby keeper » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:02 am

Hello all ! Just back from a trip to California, everyone I met claimed to to have some Irish connections, I promised I would send the web addresses of the best Genealogical sites for Ireland as soon as I got them, Gulliver or Rocker maybe you can help me on this. Thank you.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:17 am

If you go down to the Genealogical Soc on the end of Carlisle Pier (Open tomorrow from 10.00) they will give you multiple copies of a free booklet which provides just that
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Postby keeper » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:23 am

Thanks Gulliver, sadly it's not possible for me to go tomorrow, I think you posted the opening times somewhere on the site before, I'll put in a search for it. I'm playing catch up at the moment with all the postings since I was away.
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Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:57 am

Keeper,

We shouldn't let the Americans know but the very best site for free is the Mormons site(Salt Lake City) www.familysearch.org. To start any kind of research they must write down everything they know about the family, dates, names, location in Ireland,date their family went to U.S.A. Get the oldest member of the family and quiz them and write down everything.
If they think their family were still in Ireland in 1901 or 1911 they can look up the census for each of those years on the National Archives site again this is free www.census.nationalarchives.ie. When they get into it they can search glasnevin site for graves and tithe applotment books if their family had lettings of land. It goes on and on as the more you get into it the more nitty gritty you must search but the basic one is the Mormon site.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Gulliver » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:39 am

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Happily I can save you a trip - the booklet which you would have got is now available online as a pdf
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/trip/index.html and download the "Tracing your ancestors" .pdf

It gives a list of the bigger genealogy sites together with some helpful hints
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Postby keeper » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:53 pm

Rocker, Gulliver, thank you so much, that info will be great for them to start their search, one in particular whose great grandmother came from Connemara and married a Cuban man, neither of whom could speak English ! her great grandmother could only speak Irish and found learning English difficult, she later committed suicide at a young age unable to cope with the homesickness and tough life in San Francisco. She learned this from her grandmother, but that's as much as they know, because her grandmother was only 2 when the mother killed herself and was fostered after that.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:18 pm

Keeper,

Great to have you back on D/L. That Mormon site is marvellous for tracing American ancestors too. Such a sad life some of our dear countrymen and women encountered in the promised land. They were ill equipped in every way for the big bad world and the melting pot of America. Thank God the people leaving Ireland now are better educated and skilled. That lady can search an Ellis Island site and hopefully find out when her great grandmother went to the U.S and maybe unearth others who went with her from her hometown. It can take ages to get a lead and then things fall in place. But, above all tell her not to start on the pay sites for genealogical research they can run away with the money, particularily if one is on the wrong track! There is a great site www.rootschat.com where people with a little knowledge of their family put up questions and people who have an interest in genealogy and many an expert too give invaluable assistance to each other. I have been helped along the way by the most amazing people on that site.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:29 am

Gulliver wrote:Keeper
Happily I can save you a trip - the booklet which you would have got is now available online as a pdf
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/trip/index.html and download the "Tracing your ancestors" .pdf

It gives a list of the bigger genealogy sites together with some helpful hints


Dancer,

This is a great little book to start the family research.
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Re: The Daonchartlann - The Genealogical Society of Ireland

Postby Micheál » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:04 am

Gulliver wrote:Keeper
. . . the booklet . . . is now available online as a pdf
http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/trip/index.html and download the "Tracing your ancestors" .pdf



Hmm - that's a very incestuous-looking family tree on the cover. Anyone for banjo lessons?
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