Friday, May 27, 2016

Website: Ireland Genealogy

It's no secret that researching Irish Ancestors can be difficult and sometimes it even seems impossible. To date many websites, tutorials, and helps to aid this situation have come along to try and help with this serious situation.

One of the many sites that is helping is called Ireland Genealogy and it acts as a go between to other websites that also have additional information or ancestral information.

As you can see from the main first page it begins with some categories but also has all of the various counties listed if you are fortunate enough to know this information.

Even on the first page there is a list of some databases to aid you beginning with "A List of Deported Convicts and Vagabonds c1737-1743" which is indexed by county. A valuable database to look at in the Irish Flax Growers, 1796, it contains nearly 60,000 individuals in 1796. According to the site, "individuals were awarded spinning wheels based on the number of acres planted. People who planted one acre were awarded 4 spinning wheels and those growing 5 acres or more were awarded a loom."  These kinds of lists remind us of what life was like for our ancestors during this time period.

There is another list of "Irish Convicts to NSW 1788-1849", which provides details of convicts who were transported to New South Wales during this time period. The database contains:
  • Irish State prisoners,
  • convicts who were tried in Ireland,
  • convicts who were tried outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland,
  • Irish military men who were tried inside or outside Ireland whose native place was in Ireland, and
  • a few non-Irish convicts arriving on Irish convict transport ships.
Another interesing site is one from my home state, and the city I grew up in, Pawtucket. "Some Baptisms and Burials from the Centenary History of Old St. Mary's Church, Pawtucket, RI". Bob Ryan was the individual who transcribed this and of course all of us are appreciative when these things are done to help all who are seeking out their Irish ancestors.

This website is full of surprises as you click to the large collection of links, a great aid to all who are searching their Irish ancestors!

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Friday, May 20, 2016


When it comes to adding new databases and building and even better website, has been consistent on all of these levels. 

Each Friday I receive emails letting me know the latest data files that have been added to their already large collection of searchable databases.

For a sample this is the link to what is new for this week. To do a search you either use their simple form to enter in some data and do a search or you can click on search and choose from their list of available records.

This month they are having a 50% off a month's subscription which brings the cost to try it for a month to $9.98. Currently they are working with the Federation of Genealogical Societies to digitize the Periodical Source Index known as PERSI. This will be a great asset to researchers everywhere.

They offer a long list of great databases to help individuals locate their ancestors and are definitely worth looking into as a good resource for research.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Website: Commonwealth War Graves

According to their website, "The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten."

There are cemeteries and memorials located in 154 countries and in 23,000 locations and all are 'cared for' by this group. Their website goes into the details of what part of the upkeep they handle with these locations.

Under their "Find War Dead" section they have a casualty database for men and women of the "Commonwealth forces" who died during the two world wars.

In addition they also have details of some 67,000 "Commonwealth civilians" who died as a "result of enemy action" in the Second World War. Information on the 23,000 cemeteries where these individuals are buried is also provided in case one wishes to visit or obtain a photo of the grave.

Right on the main page, an individual can enter the name of a fallen loved one and this is what the results would be like:

Sometimes there are multiple people listed as they have the same name, this time there is only the one choice. Clicking on his name provides this information:

Note there is a PDF that one can download as a "Commemorative Certificate", additionally, there are documents on this same page, one is his listing on the "Grave Register" and the other is "Panel List" which has his listings on commemorations on memorials or screen walls with those details.

The above is from their "Commemorative Registers". This is a partial of the "Commemorative Certificate":

This site has other information on his burial location and photos, etc. there is a lot here and it definitely is a great help to those researching their ancestors!

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