This pack consists of three CD-roms, selected by Fiona Fitzsimons of Eneclann, specifically with the beginner in Irish genealogy in mind.
The following CDs are included in the pack:
· Counties in Time
· Grenham's Irish surnames
· Lewis's Topographical Dictionary
Fiona explains why these CDs will be of interest to those starting out in Irish genealogy:
Programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are? make genealogy look as easy as 1-2-3, but hide all the hard work that goes into producing an extended family history. For most beginners, one of the most difficult things is to know what records are most likely to contain information relevant to your family.
Counties in Time: is an introduction to 31 classes of record that date from the 1500s to the 1900s, and are held in the National Archives of Ireland on Bishop's Street. These 31 classes of record were chosen because they provide coverage for the island of Ireland, but also because taken together these records provide a framework for Irish history from the Tudor conquest to Independence in the 20th Century.
Counties in Time explains how, why and when these records were put together, and the type of information that you are likely to find in them, so that you can assess whether these records will be useful for your genealogical research. It also provides a history of each county, so that you can understand your ancestors in the context of their own time and place. This CD provides a photograph of most original documents for each county, so that you can see with your own eyes some of the difficulties of using original documents, including damage, fading and old script (palaeography).
Grenham's Irish Surnames: Ireland was the first place in Europe to introduce hereditary surnames (during the tenth century). Between the 900s and 1700s, nine centuries of change across Europe saw the introduction of surnames into Ireland, which reflect the history of our island nation. Migration, colonisation, conquest and refugees seeking religious tolerance have all contributed to the extraordinary legacy of surnames in use in Ireland today. The names of Gaels and Scots, Vikings, Normans, Welsh, English, French Huguenots, and German Palatines all contribute to the rich mix of surnames borne by the Irish today. This CD Rom is a resource for anyone interested in the origins of their Irish surnames. It includes details of over twenty six thousand Irish surnames, and over 100,000 variants of these names.
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary: After the Famine, the rate of emigration and land clearance changed the rural Irish countryside forever. In the 20th Century, development has further altered the Irish landscape. Lewis's Topographical Dictionary as a source dates from the late 1830s in the time immediately before the Famine. It was intended by its author as a dictionary of places in Ireland, and provides a sketch of the details of daily life as lived in towns, villages and rural communities at that time. It provides a window into the past for those engaged in family and local history.
Normally these three publications would cost almost 80 but we are offering this package to Eneclann customers for 39.90.
- Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837)
- Taylor & Skinner's Road Maps of Ireland (2nd ed. 1783)
- The Post Chaise Companion 1786
- The Parliamentary Gazetteer of Ireland 1846
- Handran's Townlands in Poor Law Unions
These essential resources for Ireland's place names would normally retail for 159 (incl. VAT).
Selected by research director, Fiona Fitzsimons, the Irish Wills package is for genealogists who have some archival experience, and are ready to extend their research range beyond the most commonly used sources - the 1901 and 1911 Census, the parish registers, Griffiths' Valuation and the Tithe Applotment Books.
From the researcher's own perspective, it makes practical sense to group these three publications together:
· Vicar's Index to Prerogative Wills
· Philimore and Thrift's Indexes to Irish wills (as taken from the Diocesan Courts)
· The Dublin Will & Grant books 1634-1858
The first two are the published catalogues of wills and administrations, and marriage license records for all historic documents that were ever enrolled in the Prerogative Court, or at local level in the Diocesan (consistorial) Courts. In many instances, these catalogue references are the only surviving evidence that remains of these individuals or families, as most of these records were deposited in the Public Records Office and were destroyed in 1922.
The third source, is a similar publication, but devoted solely to those records generated by Dublin Diocese up to 1858 and cover three volumes. As a consequence the information is more detailed.
Together, these three publications record nearly 200,000 wills, administrations and marriage licence bonds.
Normally these three publications would cost more than 70 but we are offering this package to Eneclann customers for 39.90.
The Sinn Fein Rebellion Handbook (Irish Times 1917)
The Administration of Ireland 1920
The American Commission on Conditions in Ireland, Interim and Full Reports
Report of the Labour Commission to Ireland, 1921
The Case for Ireland Re-Stated
Dail Eireann: Minutes of the Proceedings of the First Parliament 1919-1921
These essential resources would normally retail for 90 (incl. VAT).
1. Robert Curtis, The History of the Royal Irish Constabulary, 1871 (IE0064)
2. The Royal Irish Constablulary Manual or Guide to the Discharge of Police Duties, 6th Edition 1909 (IE0078)
3. Royal Irish Constabulary List and Directory for the half-year commencing 1st July 1889 (IE0075)
4. Royal Irish Constabulary List and Directory for the half-year commencing 1st January 1910 (IE0085)
5. Royal Irish Constabulary List and Directory, January 1915 (IE0089)
6. Royal Irish Constabulary List and Directory, January 1920 (IE0093)
Individually these books would normally cost 53.04 (ex VAT) or 64.18 (incl. VAT). All these titles are on one DVD at the great price of 41.24 (ex VAT). Its a must have for anyone interested in the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Ireland was one of the first European countries to adopt hereditary surnames. Nine centuries of change, along with our history of immigration, colonisation and linguistic upheaval, have produced an extraordinary legacy: Gaels, Vikings, Normans, Scots, Welsh, English, French Huguenots, German Palatines - all have added to the rich mix of what it means to be Irish, and to the long list of surnames borne by the Irish.
This CD-ROM provides an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in his or her Irish surname. It will satisfy a casual curiosity in coats of arms and surname origins, as well as providing a serious research resource for those with a deeper interest in family and surname origins. It includes:
Details of 26,756 Irish surnames and 104,058 surname variants
8,207 Surname Dictionary entries
The distribution of 2,296 surnames in 1890, as recorded in birth records
Details of the distribution of 377,902 households throughout Ireland 1847-64
Coats of arms for 130 of the most common Irish surnames
An extensive bibliography of Irish family history
Ireland-wide parish maps
Details of the records of 3,782 churches and congregations throughout Ireland, comprising 8,376 sets of records.
In addition, the CD-ROM includes a fully context-sensitive Windows Help file detailing the sources used and providing detailed help at all times, and a user-friendly interface designed to make the search process as easy as possible.
Compiled by Irelands foremost genealogical expert, this CD is essential for anyone with an interest in Irish surnames or genealogy.
SPECIAL OFFER: 50% off this title. (RRP EURO 24.65 ex VAT)
Kevin Kennys Manufacturers Directory is an exceptionally rare and unusual book. While he includes an exceptionally detailed directory of all businesses throughout the country from Abdominal Belt to Zinc Ware manufacturers, he includes much more besides. The book contains the most complete directory of local and national press at that time, which he includes to assist businesses to advertise their products and services. It also includes copious industrial statistics for the country, a complete list of Irish Trade Marks registered, and other details.
However, almost half the book is devoted to an analysis of all branches of Irish industry, manufactures and agriculture. From Altar Candles to Woollens Kenny gives his assessment of the opportunities for development. The book is prefaced with a clarion call for reconstruction of the Irish economy in the wake of World War One, with Kennys own analysis of the enormous potential for industrial growth.
This title is on a special discount, normal retail price is 12.26 ex VAT.
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This booklet was written by the famous English genealogist, W.P.W Phillimore, as an introduction to the beginner embarking on their family history. It is full of very sensible advice and cautionary tales. He warns against the errors that exist in the pedigrees that had already been compiled, and makes the important point that this is rarely because of fabrication, but because of "inability to appreciate the rules of evidence". In other words those who are not trained in the work are inevitably going to make mistakes, and his aim in this little book is to help students identify and understand the nature of the evidence they use. "Verify your references" is a repeated maxim, as true then as it is today.
But the booklet has so much more, from how to layout and print your pedigree, to the principal sources and the problems attached to each. He looks in detail at English sources, while also addressing Scottish and Irish. Those familiar with Irish genealogy will be struck by his description of sources and options no longer available, his comment "Ireland is fortunate in preserving more of her census returns than England" reminds us how much has changed since 1914.
All in all, this is a great introduction to family history as well as the historical methods of the genealogist.
This title is a FREE DOWNLOAD title only. Just follow the link on the receipt after you have ordered to get the file. You will have 24 hours to download this item.
The objective of these volumes was to preserve the names of over 49,000 Irishmen who lost their lives fighting in the Great War, World War I, 1914-1918. The collection was compiled by The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial under the direction of the Earl of Ypres. It is the most complete record known to exist and was published in 1923.
This record is unique in many ways. Firstly, not only does it record the names of the dead, it also records their rank, regiment, date of death and regimental number. In most cases the soldiers county or place of birth and the place and date of death are recorded. All 32 counties in Ireland lost men in the Great War. More than 5,000 from Antrim, 4,800 from Dublin and 3,000 from Cork alone. Indeed it is likely that every village, town and city in Ireland at the time was touched in some way by the loss.
Beautiful artwork by the renowned Irish artist Harry Clarke completes this unique production, as users can view high quality scanned images from the original publication. Only one hundred copies of the original publication were ever produced. It is extremely rare.
Users can either search or browse the books, names and entries. The CD also reproduces the original introduction from 1923, and a new preface with plenty of statistic gathered while databasing the collection. There is also a biography of Harry Clarke, with information about his artwork over many years.
Every effort has been made to produce a high quality facsimile of the original 8 volumes published in 1923, whilst also using the technology available today to ease access to that information and compile valuable statistics that will enrich our understanding of Irelands place in the Great War.
This CD-ROM contains:
All eight volumes of the original publication, with 3,177 pages
Names of over 49,000 individuals who died, and all details about them recorded in the original books
16 different page designs by Harry Clarke
High qaulity scanned images of every page of the original publication
A beautifully designed DVD case incorporating the images of Harry Clarke
Help files and detailed introduction
This series of five volumes was compiled from the existing finding aids at the Public Record Office in Dublin, and published between 1909 and 1920. They contain entries for over 30,000 wills for most of the diocesan consistorial courts of Ireland up to 1800, and many up to 1858 when the administration of wills and probate was removed from church control to the state. Each entry records the testator's name, address and year of probate, as well as frequent reference to social status or occupation. The first two volumes were compiled by William Phillimore Watts. After his death in 1913 the tireless Irish genealogist Gertrude Thrift continued the work. The series was cut short by the destruction of the PRO in 1922.
But given that the vast majority of the original wills were destroyed in 1922, this index is an essential resource for research. While the books were republished some years ago, they have been out of print for some time. The set reproduced here comes from the Library at Trinity College Dublin, and the publication contains high quality images of all 868 pages, which are fully searchable.
The following is a list of diocese covered by these volumes, with the covering dates. We have also listed the counties which are covered by these diocese, with the principal county or counties listed first.
* Ossory, 1536-1800, Cos. Kilkenny, Laois (Queen's)
* Leighlin, 1652-1800, Cos. Carlow, Laois (Queen's), Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow
* Ferns, 1601-1800, Cos. Wexford, Carlow, Wicklow
* Kildare, 1661-1800, Cos. Kildare, Laois (Queen's), Offaly (King's), Wicklow
* Cork & Ross, 1548-1800, Cos. Cork, Kerry
* Cloyne, 1621-1800, Cos. Cork, Limerick, Waterford
* Cashel & Emly, 1618-1800, Cos. Tipperary, Kilkenny, Limerick
* Waterford & Lismore, 1645-1800, Cos. Waterford, Cork, Tipperary
* Killaloe & Kilfenora, 1653-1800, Cos. Clare, Tipperary, Laois (Queen's), Limerick
* Limerick, 1615-1800, Cos. Limerick, Clare, Cork, Kerry
* Ardfert & Aghadoe, 1690-1800, Cos. Kerry, Cork
* Dromore, 1678-1858, Cos. Down, Antrim, Armagh
* Exempt Jurisdictions of Newry & Mourne, 1727-1858, Cos. Down, Armagh
* Derry, 1612-1858, Cos. Derry, Antrim, Donegal, Tyrone
* Rahoe, 1684-1858, Cos. Donegal
The recommended retail price for this title is 24.71 (ex VAT) or US $29.95, but to celebrate our first anniversary we are delighted to offer this publication for 2.15 (ex VAT) or US $2.95.
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