This is a great source provided by The National Library of Australia. Try this link, then change the search request from Irish to Ireland or Irish immigration... or whatever you wish...lots of treasures to be found.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Yet another great source of Irish information within Australia. The Australian Town & Country Journal has been added to the numerous digitisation of newspapers, journals and magazines, to name a few, on the TROVE site...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Clare Castle / Ballyea – The Parish Remembers
2 November 2011 will see the launch of a book written and compiled by Eric Shaw entitled Clare Castle / Ballyea – The Parish Remembers. In conjunction with Clare Roots Society, Eric has documented all the readable gravestone inscriptions in Clare Abbey, Clare Hill, Killoo, Killone, and Ballyea & Clare Castle Churches. These amount to about 2,000 records, some dating from the late 1600s. The book will help to preserve the inscriptions and to make them available for family history research. It will also help to draw visitors and fits in with development plans to promote the attractions of the Parish.
See alsoDrumcliff Cemetery - the Hidden History of Ennis
Thursday, October 27, 2011
N.B. If any of my readers think they may be able to help Gordon in his search for Nora Hurley, please contact him via the email above. I know a number of SKS's research in Co Laois...great to be able to help a fellow researcher link to his family.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
In the meantime the DVD is available to more local members if you email Clara, at
then she can work out a meeting point in town or via Eric or Larry or she can post.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Marilyn and the transcriptions.com.au team.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR DOCUMENT COLLECTION AS WELL
During our Christmas Special time the following records will be discounted to $33.00 ea.
Deceased Estate Records
Place an order here ....
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Monday, October 10, 2011
A wonderful organisation is gathering the oral history of our elders... this is just a little of what they do... for more refer to the link at the end of this post.
"We are motivated by a sense of urgency, mindful that our current elderly population may represent the last link to an older way of life in Clare. We intend to provide a platform for the dissemination of the material we collect through co-operation with community groups, schools, third level institutions, and the broader public.
Since, the establishment of Cuimhneamh an Chláir, The Clare Oral History and Folklore Group, over sixty of Clare’s elders have been digitally recorded by our entirely voluntary group. At the time of writing, five of those recorded have passed to their eternal reward. With each recording, the value of our work is reinforced by the realisation that once lost, no contrivance on earth can bring these unique memories back. An early policy, passed by the founding members of Cuimhneamh an Chláir was to provide each family of an interviewee, with a free copy of the recording. In the case of families who have since lost their loved ones, the opportunity to hand back a disk containing the voice and memories of their grandfather or grandmother, husband, uncle or grandaunt, has been an incredibly rewarding and gratifying act."
Friday, October 7, 2011
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary."
Everything else is secondary."
As part of their 15th birthday celebrations, Ancestry are giving free access to Australian Electoral Rolls, up to and including October 15th... These are from 1930-1980.
As Australian censuses aren't released to the public as most are, these are the next best thing.