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Ancestry has added a collection of more than 380,000 Service Records (1914-1920) for men who served in the New Zealand Defence Forces during World War 1. It holds 3,900 records of men born in Ireland. Some of the Personnel Files are extensive and contain superb family history information with parents names and birthplaces, occupation, level of education, current address, physical descriptions,
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The Historic Graves project tweeted yesterday that its community-based surveying groups have now surveyed a quarter of all graveyards in the Republic of Ireland. This means the survey results of some 800 of ROI's 3,600 historic burial grounds are now held on the project's interactive website – HistoricGraves.com. All counties except Donegal and Louth are represented. I don't know the exact total
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Stone to the Farrell Family of Aughintass in St Mary's, Drumsna, Co Leitrim. Photo courtesy Cheryl Dieter & Kev Murray, and IGPA. Below are the files and images uploaded to Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives since the middle of March. All the images and transcripts have been donated by volunteers. CAVAN Genealogy Archives - Headstones Ballintemple Graveyard (CoI) Killaduff Cemetery (
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Nick Reddan FIGRS, founder and manager of the Registry of Deeds Index Project, has completed another update of the Project's main database. There are now 270,001 index entries from 29,972 memorials of deeds, every one of them submitted by researchers and volunteer contributors, and free to search.
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Monday 16 April: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, incl. Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Tuesday 17 April: Family Finder 3, with Martin McDowell, a course over 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings (
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FindMyPast has added a collection of transcribed records from County Waterford. They've called it Waterford Registers and Records. The collections have been sourced from Waterford County & City Archives and include the following record sets: Civil death registers* dating from 1864 to the early 1900s (56,000 records) Burgess Lists (6,300 records) Burials, from the Grave Inscription
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Since its relaunch nearly two years ago, the List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers has been regularly maintained by staff at the Representative Church Body Library, and the most recently updated version is now available to download. Parish by parish, the 97-page document pdf (2.1Mb) lists the registers that have been lost, and the registers (and the dates they cover) that have survived,
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A plan to invest €1.2 billion in Irish culture, heritage and language infrastructure has been unveiled by the Government of the Republic of Ireland. As part of Project Ireland 2040, the ten-year programme will see €460million allocated to National Cultural Institutions; €265million towards cultural and creativity investment; €285million for natural and built heritage; and €178million for the
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In response to a number of instances where Church of Ireland parish records have been copied and published without the permission and copyright approval of the appropriate authorities, the Representative Church Body Library has issued new guidelines for the safe custody and copyright of Church of Ireland parish registers and memorials in burial grounds. The four-page document, published by the
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Monday 9 April: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, incl. Genealogy Advisory Service, operating as normal. Monday 9 April: Research Workshop: Using the National Library. Host & Venue: National Library of Ireland,
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