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An Post Witness History Museum opens

One of the inter-active features of the visitor attraction

An Post has  opened  a new €7 million GPO Witness History visitor attraction for Easter to commemorate the events of 1916. The attraction is an interactive visitor facility bringing history to life though technology, video, sound and authentic artefacts.

The centrepiece of the visitor attraction will be an immersive semi-circular audiovisual space which will put visitors right inside the GPO during the five days in which it was both the military command centre, and the seat of the Provisional Irish Government.

Aline FitzGerald, General Manager on behalf of Shannon Heritage, who will manage the facility,  said, ‘The aim of the centre is to give visitors a real sense of what it was like to be in the GPO and Dublin at that time and to reflect on how those days shaped Ireland in the 100 years since. We are looking forward to welcoming our domestic and overseas visitors to this wonderful new visitor centre and pre-bookings are very strong at this point.’

 Features of the attractions include:

The Rising Immersive Audiovisual Space

  • An immersive semicircular audiovisual space puts visitors right inside the GPO during the Rising
  • Digital recreation of Dublin as it was in 1916: Immersive street level experience and ‘God’s Eye’ strategic overview of events
  • Feel the full terror of the devastating British artillery bombardment Family Orientated Educational Activities
  • Hands-on activity area
  • Dressed set of the GPO
  • Print proclamations and bulletins
  • Learn morse code
  • Send messages across a barricaded street via a pulley
  • Sort letters and monitor phonecalls
  • Compose newspaper reports

A Contested Legacy

  • Chart the problematic relationship between the two sides of the divide in the 100 years hence.
  • Selection of the art music and literature inspired by, or created in reaction to, the 1916 Rising.
  • Touch screen allows visitors to debate the relevance of the ideals of the 1916 Proclamation.
  • Visitors encouraged to reflect on their own vision for the next hundred years of the Irish Republic.

 

Advance tickets booking system

In preparation for the €7 million Centre’s opening in March, a booking system enabling people to book advance tickets is ‘live’ on www.gpowitnesshistory.ie

The booking system allows visitors to secure their tickets well in advance, affording Irish and international tourists alike the opportunity to schedule this immersive and entertaining cultural experience amongst the wide range of delights that Dublin has to offer visitors of all ages and interests.

www.gpowitnesshistory.ie provides details on the visitor centre – one of the Government’s key 2016 commemoration projects – the exhibits, an outline of the role the GPO had to play in the 1916 Rising as well as a broader history of the GPO itself.

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Suffer little children..

Children of the Rising, by Joe Duffy, Hachette Ireland, €19.99

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The first child to be killed in the Rising, Sean (John) Frances Foster

 

This is a highly readable and well researched account of one aspect of the Rising which has been largely ignore up to now and Joe Duffy is to be congratulated  for highlighting the suffering of not only those children who were killed or wounded but also those who lives were blighted  by the tumultuous  events of Easter week 1916.  It is not a dry, scholarly work, and all the better for that, as it chronologically traces the conflict  from the very beginning, noting that within 24 hours of the Rising  starting 14 children were killed. The first child to die in the Rising, Sean (John) Frances Foster, was shot in his pram on Church Street on Easter Monday. He was one of forty children, aged sixteen and under, who died in the Easter Rising.

 

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A nun distributing bread after the Rising

 

 

 

Children of the Rising is the first ever account of  the young  lives violently lost during the week of the 1916 Rising, and up to now almost never commemorated.

Boys, girls, rich, poor, Catholic, Protestant – no child was guaranteed immunity from the bullet and bomb that week where teeming tenement life existed side by side with immense wealth.

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Ireland’s genealogy project archives

Compiled by Christina Hunt

 

www.igp-web.com/igpaArchives

Altruism is the foundation on which today’s world of genealogy is built. Family history societies around the world were creating databases to share information freely before the Internet was heard of. The volunteer spirit is still alive, and there are great outlets for those wishing to contribute. Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives (IGPA) is a prime example. Christina Hunt, the IGPA manager, tells its story.
With some 40,000 transcribed and searchable headstone photos and many thousands of transcriptions from church registers, court, military, land and will records, obituary columns and other miscellaneous resources, Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives (IGPA) has come a long way in just five years.
The ‘archives’ evolved as a natural supplement to Ireland Genealogy Projects, our long-standing collection of ‘county’ websites, each of which provides in-depth advice on researching family history at the county level. Each county contains links, research addresses and photos, and some have a selection of transcriptions. IGP was led by the late Don Kelly for more than a decade.
Our ‘County’ webmasters and our archives ‘File Managers’ are all volunteers. At the county level I started out as webmaster for Co. Longford and Co. Tipperary. In the past, I put all kinds of transcriptions in my county projects. Since starting the IGP Archives, my main focus has been on the creation of a wellorganised repository. I think of it like a filing cabinet with the Counties as headings, and then the Subjects under each county.
In the IGP Archives, sharing is very much our ethos. Our view is that a lot of people have a lot of information in their possession. We want the IGPA to be a place where people, whether their families remained in Ireland or emigrated, can share publicly what they have with other family historians.
There are the usual categories that you would expect – birth, marriage and death records, cemeteries and newspapers – but we also have subjects that feature more heavily in Irish research such as Census Substitutes and Constabulary records.
All our records are submitted by family historians from around the globe, and apart from photos, they are presented in plain text which saves space and loading time. With technology changing so rapidly, we also hope plain text will be around for a long time. Text files are easier to copy and paste, which is useful when you want to save a record to your computer or into a genealogy programme or an email. We like to think that we are not just sharing, but helping to preserve information collected by avid Irish genealogists.
Spreadsheets have always served as a useful tool for pulling data out of a document such as a set of baptisms or marriages. Genealogists have already been doing this as they research their families. We convert it to plain text in columns, and upload it to the Archives.
For people who want to share, but have not already transcribed their documents, we have Submission Forms by Genrecords <www.genrecords.org/irfiles>. These forms were created by David Crosby for use in the USGenWeb Archives. The forms create a text file for us which speeds up the process.
Headstones are a growing category in IGPA and can be a treasure trove in Ireland, providing names of parents and/or siblings. Considering the lack of records in other areas, they can be a little genealogy set in stone.
While the rest of IGPA is text-based, the headstones section is image-based. We use a free programme called Picassa (a Google product), which can take a whole folder of photos and create a webpage from it, complete with a thumbnail of each photo.

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Don’t know where to start on your family history?

Follow  this  step-by-step guide from Backtoourpast

Military collections from WW1 and other major conflicts are available

With billions of records online at Findmypast, researching your family tree may at first seem a little daunting. Follow these easy steps to help you get started.

  1. Where To Start
  • Write down what you already know about your ancestors – just the facts, not the rumours!
  • Ask your family, especially the older members.
  • Search the attic. Check old photographs, letters or documents and other heirlooms for clues to the past
  • Sign up for a free subscription on the Findmypast stand at Back To Our Past, with access to millions of Irish records that date back as far as the 1600s.
  1. Build Your Family Tree
  • Start building a family tree at Findmypast. It’s free to use and totally secure.
  • Put the initial information you have acquired into your tree and begin to grow from there.
  • Add any extra information that you find along the way to each family member’s profile.
  1. Birth, Marriage and Death Records
  • When you’ve found an ancestor on Findmypast, use the information in the index to order their birth, marriage or death certificate from the General Register’s Office.
  • Certificates provide lots of extra detail, such as parents’ names, occupations and address.
  1. Censuses and Substitutes

Discover your family in our surviving census records as well as excellent substitutes including the exclusive Landed Estate Court Rentals, and the indispensable Griffiths’ Valuation.

  1. Newspaper Reports
  • Findmypast have scanned millions of pages of historical local Irish newspapers, dating from the 1700s to the early twentieth century.
  • Search for your ancestors within their pages to discover what life was like and add more detail to what you know about your family history.
  • Newspapers reported both local and national news, inquests, obituaries, scandals and criminal trials.
  1. Broaden Your Search
  • Explore Findmypast’s other collections – there are billions of records to search!
  • You could learn about your ancestor’s time in the army, at sea or even in prison.
  • Find living relatives and discover other overseas ancestors with collections available from all around the world.

 

Recent additions to Findmypast

Here are some of the fascinating Irish collections that joined Findmypast in recent months that you can access for free with your complimentary 1 month subscription:

Dublin Workhouses Admission & Discharge Registers 1840-1919

Exclusively online at Findmypast, these rich registers record nearly 80 years the poorest people in Dublin as they seek refuge in the workhouses. Most Dublin families will find a connection amongst these 3 million records.

Ireland National School Registers

Discover your ancestors’ school days in these detailed school registers from all over the country

Irish Newspapers

Titles that have joined the collection recently include Carlow Post, Downpatrick Recorder and The Evening Freeman. There are now over 80 titles and millions of articles to explore in the archive.

Church Of Ireland Parish Record Search Forms

Church of Ireland ancestors? Uncover more details about them in these unique records which were used to prove age when the Old Age Pension was introduced in 1909

 

Irish Army Census 1922

If you had a relative in the newly-formed Free State Army in 1922, explore these records to find out where they were during this military census.

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Sources For Tracing Your Ancestors In Ireland

There are many very useful books on Irish genealogical research.

Among these are:

Tracing your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham (Dublin 1992, revised editions 1999, 2006)

Tracing Irish Ancestors by Máire Mac Conghail and Paul Gorry (Glasgow 1997)

Irish Records: Sources for Family and Local History by James Ryan (Dublin 1988, revised edition 1998)

Tracing Your Ancestors in Northern Ireland: a guide to ancestry research in the Public

Record Office of Northern Ireland by Ian Maxwell (London 1997)

Researching Armagh Ancestors by Ian Maxwell (Belfast 2000)

Tracing Your Cork Ancestors by Tony McCarthy & Tim Cadogan (Dublin 1998)

Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors by Helen Meehan & Godfrey Duffy (Dublin 2008)

Researching Down Ancestors by Ian Maxwell (Belfast 2004)

Tracing Your Dublin Ancestors by James G. Ryan & Brian Smith (Dublin 1998, revised edition 2009)

Tracing Your Kerry Ancestors by Michael H. O’Connor (Dublin 1994)

Tracing Your Limerick Ancestors by Margaret Franklin (Dublin 2003)

Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors by Brian Smith (Dublin 1994)

Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors by John Hamrock (Dublin 2008)

Irish Church Records edited by James G. Ryan (Dublin 1992)

Irish Methodists – Where Do I Start? by Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl (Dublin 2000)

Dictionary of Dublin Dissent – Dublin’s Protestant Dissenting Meeting Houses 1660-1920 by Steven C. Smyrl (Dublin 2009)

The Jews in Ireland; from earliest times to the year 1910 by Louis Hyman (Shannon 1972)

Irish Civil Registration – Where do I Start? by Eileen Ó Dúill & Steven C. ffeary-Smyrl (Dublin, 2000)

Eneclann (www.eneclann.ie) publishes CD, DVD and on-line databases of Irish

genealogical sources.

The Exploring Family Origins booklet series by Noel Farrell (www. exploringfamilyorigins.com) provides extracts and transcripts from various genealogical sources for over thirty of the larger Irish towns.

Irish Roots (www.irishrootsmedia.com) is a quarterly magazine and the only commercially produced periodical on Irish genealogy currently being published anywhere in the world.

 

NATIONAL REPOSITORIES:

General Register Office Research Room
Floor 3, Block 7
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Web: www.groireland.ie

General Register Office for Northern Ireland
Oxford House
49-55 Chichester Street
Belfast BTI 4HL
Tel: +44(0)28 90 252000
Web: www.groni.gov.uk/about-us
Advance appointment is necessary for
research facility.

National Archives of Ireland
Bishop Street
Dublin 8
Tel: + 353(0)1 4072300
Email: mail@nationalarchives.ie
Web: www.nationalarchives.ie

National Library of Ireland
Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Tel: + 353(0)1 6030200
Email: info@nli.ie
Web: www.nli.ie

Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland
Church House
Fisherwick Place
Belfast BT1 6DW
Tel: +44(0)28 90322284
Email: phsilibrarian@pcinet.org

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
Tel: +44(0)28 9025 5905
Email: proni@dcalni.gov.uk
Web: www.proni.gov.uk
Please check PRONI website for
details of their location

Registry of Deeds
Henrietta Street
Dublin 1
Tel: +353(0)1 8048417
Web: www.landregistry.ie

Representative Church Body Library
Braemor Park
Churchtown
Dublin 14
Tel: +353 (0)1 4923979
Email: library@ireland.anglican.org
Web: www.ireland.anglican.org

Valuation Office
Irish Life Centre
Lower Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Tel: +353 (0)1 8171000
Email: info@valoff.ie
Web: www.valoff.ie

REGIONAL REPOSITORIES:

It is advisable to make an advance appointment to view sources in most of the following repositories:

Antrim & Down
Belfast Central Library
Belfast, Ulster & Irish studies
126 Royal Avenue
Belfast
County Antrim
BT1 1EA
Telephone: +44(0)28 9050 9100
Email: buis.belb@librariesni.org.uk

Armagh Public Library
43 Abbey Street
Armagh BT61 7DY
Tel: +44(0)28 37 523142
Email:
admin@armaghpubliclibrary.co.uk

Carlow County Library
Tullow Street
Carlow
Tel: +353 (0)59 9170094
Email: library@carlowcoco.ie
Cavan County Library & Archives
Farnham Centre
Farnham Street
Cavan
Tel: +353(0)49 4378500
Email: library@cavancoco.ie
Email: archives@cavancoco.ie

Clare County Library
The Manse
Harmony Row
Ennis
Co. Clare
Tel: +353(0)65 6846271
Email: mailbox@clarelibrary.ie

Cork City & County Archives
33a Great William O’Brien Street
Blackpool
Cork
Tel: +353(0)21 4505876
Email: archivist@corkcity.ie
Cork City Libraries
57-61 Grand Parade
Cork
Tel: 353(0)21 4924900
Email: libraries@corkcity.ie

Cork County Library
Carrigrohane Road
Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 4546499
Email: corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie

Derry Central Library
35 Foyle Street
Derry BT48 6AL
Tel: +44(0)28 71272300
Email: derrycentrallibrary@librariesni.
org.uk

Donegal Central Library
Oliver Plunkett Road
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
Tel: +353(0)74 9124950
Email: central@donegallibrary.ie
Down – see Antrim

Dublin City Library & Archives
138-144 Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353(0)1 6744999
Email: dublinstudies@dublincity.ie

Dublin South County Library
Library Square
Tallaght
Dublin 24
Tel: +353(0)1 4620073
Email: talib@sdublincoco.ie

Dún Laoghaire/Rathdown Area
Dún Laoghaire Library
Lower Georges Street
Dún Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353(0)1 2801147
Email: localhistory@dlrcoco.ie

Fingal Local Studies & Archives
Clonmel House
Forster Way
Swords
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 (0)1 8704495
Email: local.studies@fingalcoco.ie

Fermanagh
Enniskillen Library
Halls Lane
Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh BT74 7DR
Tel: +44(0)28 66322886
Email:
enniskillenlibrary@librariesni.org.uk

Galway County Library
Island House
Cathedral Square
Galway
Tel: +353(0)91 562471
Email: info@galwaylibrary.ie

Kerry Library
Moyderwell
Tralee
Co. Kerry
Tel:.+353(0)66 7121200
Email: info@kerrycolib.ie

Kildare Library & Arts Service
Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353(0)45 431109
Email: colibrary@kildarecoco.ie

Kilkenny County Library
John’s Green House
John’s Green
Kilkenny
Tel: +353(0)56 7794160
Email: info@kilkennylibrary.ie

Laois County Library
J.F.L. Avenue
Portlaiose
Co. Laois
Tel: +353 (0)57 8674315
Email: laoislibrary@laoiscoco.ie

Leitrim County Library
Main Street
Ballinamore
Co. Leitrim
Tel: +353(0)71 9645582
Email: leitrimlibrary@leitrimcoco.ie

Limerick County Library
Lissanalta House
Dooradoyle Road
Limerick
Tel: +353(0)61 496526
Email: libinfo@limerickcoco.ie

Longford County Library
Town Centre, Longford
Tel:+353(0)43 3341124
Email library@longfordcoco.ie

Louth County Library
Roden Place
Dundalk
Co. Louth
Tel: +353(0)42 9335457
Email: libraryhelpdesk@louthcoco.ie

Mayo Central Library
John Moore Rd
Castlebar
Co. Mayo
Ireland
Tel: +353(0)94 9047922
Email: librarymayo@mayococo.ie

Meath County Library
Railway Street
Navan
Co. Meath
Tel: +353(0)46 9021134
Email: colibrarian@meathcoco.ie

Monaghan County Library
98th Avenue, Clones
Co. Monaghan
Tel: +353(0)47 51143
Email: clennon@monaghancoco.ie

Offaly County Library
O’Connor Square
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
Tel: +353(0)57 9346832
Email: libraryhq@offalycoco.ie

Roscommon County Library
Abbey Street
Roscommon
Tel. + 353 (0)90 6637275
Email: roslib@roscommoncoco.ie

Sligo Reference & Local Studies
Library
Westward Town Centre
Bridge Street
Sligo
Tel: +353(0)71 9111858
Email: sligolib@sligococo.ie

Tipperary Studies
Source Library
Cathedral Street
Thurles
Co. Tipperary
Tel: +353 (0)504 29278
Email: studies@tipperarylibraries.ie

Tyrone
Omagh Library,
1 Spillars Place
Irishtown Road
Omagh
Co. Tyrone BT 78 1HL
Tel: +44(0)28 82244821
Email: omaghlibrary@librariesni.org.uk

Waterford County Local Studies &
Archives
Dungarvan Central Library
Davitt’s Quay
Dungarvan
Co. Waterford
Tel +353(0)58 41231
Email:
dungarvanlibrary@waterfordcoco.ie

Westmeath County Library
Local Studies Department
Mullingar Library
County Buildings
Mount Street
Mullingar
Co. Westmeath
Tel: +353(0)44 933 2161
Email: mgarlib@westmeathcoco.ie

Westmeath County Library
Local Studies Department
Athlone Civic Offices
Church Avenue
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
Tel: +353 (0)90 6442157
Email: athlib@westmeathcoco.ie

Wexford Library
McCauley’s Car Park
Off Redmond Square
Wexford
Tel: +353(0)53 9121637
Email: wexfordlib@wexfordcoco.ie

Wicklow County Library
Boghall Road
Bray
Co. Wicklow
Tel: +353(0) 1 272 3205
Email: library@wicklowcoco.ie

 

OTHER USEFUL ADDRESSES:

Association of Professional
Genealogists in Ireland (APGI)
30 Harlech Crescent
Clonskeagh
Dublin 14
Email: info@apgi.ie
Web: www.agpi.ie

Association of Ulster Genealogists
and Record Agents (AUGRA)
Glen Cottage
Glenmachan Road
Belfast BT4 2NP
Email: secretary@augra.com
Web: www.augra.com

Centre for Migration Studies
Ulster American Folk Park
Mellon Rd
Castletown
Omagh
Co. Tyrone BT78 5QY
Tel: +44(0)28 8225 6315
Email: cms@librariesni.org.uk

Clans of Ireland
3 Cherry Park
Newcastle
Galway
Email: info@clansofireland.ie
Web: www.clansofireland.ie

Council of Irish Genealogical
Organisations (CIGO)
31a All Saints Road
Raheny
Dublin 6
Email: info@cigo.ie
Web: www.cigo.ie

Genealogical Society of Ireland
11 Desmond Avenue
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Email: eolas@familyhistory.ie
Web: www.familyhistory.ie
Irish Family History Society
P.O. Box 36
Naas
Co. Kildare
Email: ifhs@eircom.net
Web: www.ifhs.ie

Irish Jewish Genealogical Society &
Family History Centre
Irish Jewish Museum
3 Walworth Road
Portobello
Dublin 8
Email: masterc@medianet.ie
Web: www.jewishireland.org/
genealogy

Irish Genealogical Research Society
Church of St Magnus the Martyr
Lower Thames Street
London EC3 6DN
Email: info@igrsoc.org
Web: www.igrsoc.org

Huguenot Society of Great Britain
& Ireland
Irish section
C/o Mrs Elizabeth Bicker,
Honorary Secretary
Echo Hall
Spa
Co. Down BT24 8PT
Email: EchoHall@aol.com

Irish Roots Magazine
Blackrock
Blessington
Co. Wicklow
Email: editor@irishrootsmagazine.com
Web: www.irishrootsmedia.com

Irish Palatine Association
Old Railway Buildings
Rathkeale
Co. Limerick
Email: info@irishpalatines.org
Web: www.irishpalatines.org

Linen Hall Library
27 Donegall Square North
Belfast BT1 5GB
Tel: +44(0)28 90321707
Email: info@linenhall.com

North of Ireland Family History
Society
C/o School of Education
69 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HL
Email: nquire@nifhs.org
Web: www.nifhs.org

Society of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland
Quaker House
Stocking Lane
Dublin 16
Email: office@quakers-in-ireland.ie
Web: www.quakers-in-ireland.ie

Society of Genealogists Northern
Ireland (SGNI)
Email: secretary@sgni.net
Web: www.sgni.net

Wesley Historical Society
Methodist Study Centre
Edgehill College
9 Lennoxvale
Belfast BT9 5BY
Tel: +44 (0)77 1511 2655
Web: www.edgehillcollege.org/library

 

COUNTY GENEALOGY CENTRES:

It is advisable to make an advance appointment with most of the following centres:
Antrim & Down
Ulster Historical Foundation
Unit 7, Cotton Court,
Waring Street
Belfast BT1 2ED
Tel: +44 (0)28 90332288
Email: enquiry@uhf.org.uk

Armagh Ancestry
38A English St
Armagh BT61 7BA
Tel: +44(0)28 3752 1800
Email: researcher@armagh.gov.uk

Carlow
See Carlow County Library

Cavan Genealogy
Johnston Central Library
Farnham St
Cavan
Tel: +353 (0)49 4361094
Email: cavangenealogy@eircom.net

Clare Heritage Centre
Corofin
Co. Clare
Tel: +353 (0)65 6837955
Email: clareheritage@eircom.net

Cork City Ancestral Project
C/o. Cork County Library
Farranlea Road
Cork
Tel: +353 (0)21 4346435
Email: corkancestry@ireland.com

Cork North
Mallow Heritage Centre
27-28 Bank Place
Mallow
Co. Cork
Tel: +353 (0) 22 50302
Email: mallowhc@eircom.net

Derry Genealogy Centre
Harbour Museum
Harbour Sq.
Derry BT48 6AF
Tel: +44(0) 28 71377331
Email: genealogy@derrycity.gov.uk

Donegal Ancestry Centre
The Quay
Ramelton
Co. Donegal
Tel: +353 (0) 74 9151266
Email: info@donegalancestry.com

Down – See Antrim

Dublin North County
Swords Heritage Centre
Carnegie Library
North St
Swords
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 (0)1 8400080
Email: swordsheritage@eircom.net

Dublin South County
Dun Laoghaire Heritage & Genealogy
Craft Courtyard
Marlay Park
Rathfarnham
Dublin 16
Tel: +353 (0)1 2047264
Email: cmalone@dlrcoco.ie

Dublin City
See www.irishgenealogy.ie
Fermanagh & Tyrone
Irish World Heritage Centre
51 Dungannon Road
Coalisland
Co. Tyrone B71 4HP
Tel: +44(0)28 87746065
Email: info@irish-world.com

Galway East Family History Society
Woodford Heritage Centre
Woodford
Loughrea
Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0)90 974309
Email: galwayroots@eircom.net
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Galway Family History
Society West Ltd
St. Joseph’s Community Centre
Shantalla
Co. Galway
Tel: +353 (0)91 860464
Email: galwaywestroots@eircom.net

Kerry
See www.irishgenealogy.ie

Kildare Genealogy
Riverbank
Main St
Newbridge
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353 (0)45 448350
Email: kildaregenealogy@iol.ie
Kilkenny Archaeological Society
Rothe House Trust
Parliament St

Kilkenny
Tel: +353 (0)56 7722893
Email: kilkennyfamilyhistory@
rothehouse.com

Laois & Offaly
Irish Midlands Ancestry
Bury Quay
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
Tel: +353 (0)506 21421
Email: info@offalyhistory.com

Leitrim Genealogy Centre
Ballinamore
Co. Leitrim
Tel:+353 (0)71 9644012
Email: leitrimgenealogy@eircom.net
Limerick Genealogy
Lissanalta House
Dooradoyle
Co. Limerick
Tel: +353 (0)61 496542
Email:
research@limerickgenealogy.com

Longford Genealogy
17 Dublin St
Longford
Tel: +353 (0)43 3341235
Email: longroot@iol.ie
Louth Co. Library
Roden Place
Dundalk
Co. Louth
Tel: +353 (0)42 9335457
Email: referencelibrary@louthcoco.ie

Mayo North Family History
Research Centre
Enniscoe
Castlehill
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 (0)96 9631809
Email: normayo@iol.ie

Mayo South Family Research
Main St
Ballinrobe
Co. Mayo
Tel: +353 (0)94 9541214
Email: soumayo@iol.ie

Meath Heritage
Town Hall
Castle St
Trim
Co. Meath
Tel: +353 (0)46 9436633
Email: meathhc@iol.ie

Monaghan – No service
Offaly – See Laois

Roscommon Heritage & Genealogical
Centre
Church St
Strokestown
Co. Roscommon
Tel: +353 (0)71 9633380
Email: info@roscommonroots.com

Sligo Heritage & Genealogy Society
Aras Reddan
Temple St
Sligo
Tel: +353 (0)71 9143728
Email: heritagesligo@eircom.net

Tipperary North Genealogy Centre
The Governor’s House,
Kickham St
Nenagh
Co. Tipperary
Tel: +353 (0)67 33850
Email: tipperarynorthgenealogy@
eircom.net

Tipperary South
Bru Boru Cultural Centre
Rock of Cashel
Cashel
Co. Tipperary
Tel: +353(0)62 61122
Email: bruboru@comhaltas.com

Tipperary Family History Research
Parish Registers for Archdiocese of
Cashel & Emly
Excel Heritage Centre
Mitchell Street

Tipperary Town
Co. Tipperary
Tel: +353 (0)62 80555/6
Web: www.tfhr.org

Tyrone – See Fermanagh
Waterford Heritage Survey
St. Patrick’s Church
Jenkin’s Lane
Waterford
Tel: +353(0)51 876123
Email: mnoc@iol.ie

Westmeath
Dun na Si Heritage Centre
Knockdomney
Moate
Co. Westmeath
Tel: +353(0)90 6481183
Email: dunnasimoate@eircom.net

Wexford – No service

Wicklow Family History Centre
Wicklow Historic Gaol
Kilmantin Hill
Wicklow
Tel: +353(0)404 20126
Email: wfh@eircom.net

MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL GENEALOGISTS IN IRELAND:

Bradley, Pamela
Research Ireland
Blue Rock, Killough
Kilmacanogue
Co. Wicklow
Tel/Fax: +353(0)1 2869645
Email: bradleypamela@eircom.net

Davison, Robert C
Enquireland
Ballynester House
1A Cardy Road
Greyabbey
Newtownards
Co. Down BT22 2LS
Tel: +44 (0)28 42788386
Fax: +44(0)28 42788986
Email: enquireland@tiscali.co.uk

ffeary-Smyrl, Steven C. FIGRS
6 Brighton Road
Rathgar
Dublin 6
Tel: +353(0)1 4063542
Fax:+353(0)1 4928645
Email: steven@masseyandking.com

Fitzsimons, Fiona
Eneclann Ltd
Unit 1B
Trinity College Enterprise Centre
Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Tel: +353(0)1 6710338
Fax: +353(0)1 6710281
Email: info@eneclann.ie

Gorry, Paul FSG, FIGRS
84 Ardglass
Baltinglass
Co. Wicklow
Email: gorry@indigo.ie
Gregory Kiara
47 Highfield Grove
Caherslee, Tralee
Co. Kerry
Email: gregoryk@eircom.net

Jordan, Margaret
27 The Cloisters
Ballincollig
Co. Cork
Email: m.jordan246@gmail.com

Kelly, Helen
30 Harlech Crescent
Clonskeagh
Dublin 14
Tel: +353(0)1 2784040
Email: helen@helenkelly.com
MacConghail, Máire B.A., FIGRS
14 Ascaill Ghairbhile
Ráth Garbh
Baile Atha Cliath 6
Tel: +353(0)1 4974621
Email: mairemacconghail@eircom.net

McDowell, Henry FIGRS
Celbridge Lodge
Celbridge
Co. Kildare
Tel: +353(0)1 6288347
McElroy, David
IGS Ltd
94 University Avenue
Belfast BT7 IGY
Tel: +44(0)28 90667274
Fax: +44(0)28 90661277
Email: research@igslimited.com

McGauley, Hilda M.Sc.
Records Ireland
13 The Glade
Woodfarm Acres
Palmerstown
Dublin 20
Tel: +353(0)1 6260189
Email: roots@recordsireland.ie

Martin, Justin Homan
9 Fortfield Gardens
Rathmines
Dublin 6
Tel: +353(0)1 4962617
Email: justinhmartin@eircom.net

Morris, Nicola
Timeline Research Ltd
146 Tritonville Road
Sandymount
Dublin 4
Tel: 353(0)87 6325673
Email: research@timeline.ie

Ó Dúill, Eileen M.A.,CG.
47 Delwood Road
Castleknock
Dublin 15
Tel: +353(0)1 8217272
Email: info@heirsireland.com

Sharkey, Joan
68 Raheny Park
Raheny
Dublin 5
Tel: +353(0)1 8314729
Email: joan.sharkey@gmail.com

Underwood, Rosaleen
15 Whitechurch Drive
Ballyboden
Dublin 16
Email: underwor@eircom.net
Members currently unavailable for
commissions:
Beglan, Mary
Grenham, John M.A. FIGRS
Moorhead, Patricia
Gregory, Máiread
O’Byrne, Eileen B.A., B.L., FAPGI, FIGRS

Information courtesy of  Failte Ireland

USA

Locating Persons in the United States

It is difficult to trace someone in the United States when their whereabouts are completely unknown, as there are no central records of names and addresses available to the public. For those trying to locate former colleagues, friends or relations the following information may be of assistance. When writing to an agency or organization listed below, you should provide as much information as possible about the person you seek. At least the full name, date and place of birth should be given. For military personnel, the rank, serial number and branch of service should be specified.  NB: IMPORTANT NOTICE – It is NOT possible to trace the whereabouts of persons through U.S. Immigration channels. Records of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service are protected by the Privacy Act and cannot be divulged to third parties.

 

We hope that success results from your efforts. Unfortunately, The Embassy is unable to initiate a search for an ancestor, missing person or person whose location may be unknown.  However, the following may be of use in your research:

 

LOCATING RECORDS OF ANCESTORS IN THE U.S.

 

Present day immigration records are stored at the Embassy for a limited period of time.  However, the following address may also be of use to you in your research:

 

American Family Immigration History Centre

Ellis Island Foundation Inc.

Attn: History Centre

17 Battery Place #210

NY 10004-3507

Phone: (001) 212 561 4588

www.ellisisland.org

 

Immigration and Naturalization Service

423 1st St NW,

Washington D.C. 20536

Tel: (001) 202 633-4316 / 4330 / 4354

 

The Director of Freedom of Information Staff

Bureau of Public Affairs

Department Of State

Washington D.C. 20520

 

United States National Archives & Records Administration

8601 Adelphi Road,

College Park,

MD 20740-6001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBTAINING RECORDS OF BIRTH, DEATH, MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

 

Records of Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce can be ordered over the internet on http://www.vitalchek.com.  If you do not have internet access you must write to the relevant office in the state of Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce.  Unfortunately there is no central

Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages to whom you can direct inquiries, however the American Citizen Services Unit, the Consular Section, the American Embassy, 42 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Phone: (01) 237-5809/5810, would be happy to supply you with addresses of the relevant offices when you are in a position to identify the state or states.  For your information, it is often extremely difficult to locate a specific record of a birth, death or marriage without exact information as to the names of the parties involved, the date of the event and the place in which it took place, etc.

 

LOCATING A MISSING PERSON OR PERSON WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN

 

In the United States there are Family History Centers, which are usually located within Latter-day Saint churches. There are over 2,400 of these Family History Centers worldwide. Here you can find, or obtain, census returns, wills, church records, etc. from most parts of the world. In addition, you can consult the International Genealogical Index (I.G.I) and the Ancestral File. The I.G.I. is a worldwide index of approximately 187 million names of deceased persons. This index does not contain records of living persons. The Ancestral File contains genealogical data on millions of individuals from many countries, including information on names, places and places of birth, marriage and death. Please note that most of the information on the File concerns deceased persons. The File also contains names and addresses of persons who have submitted information, and this information is updated periodically.  The family history Library may be contacted at the following address, at which a full list of all Family History Centers and their telephone numbers worldwide can be obtained, is located at the following address:

 

The Family History Library

35 North West Temple Street

Salt Lake City

Utah 84150

Tel: 801-240-2331

 

Passport Services Research and Liaison Branch

Room 500,

111 9th Street NW

Washington DC 2054-1705

Phone: (001) 202 955 0447

 

IRISH CHILDREN ADOPTED OVERSEAS

 

In the 1950’s and 1960’s a number of Irish children were placed for adoption in the United States.  Those wishing to trace records of such children may wish to contact both the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and the U.S. based Adoptees’ Search organization for assistance in locating passport and other records of these children:

 

Irish Department of Foreign Affairs

80 St. Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2

Tel: +353-1-4780822

 

 

Irish Children Adopted Overseas continued…

 

The Irish-Born Adoptees’ Search                                    Adoptees’ Liberty Movement

C/o Catherine O’Dea                                                        PO Box 85

18460 Bishop Lane                                                          Denville,

Strongsville, OH 44136                                                   NJ 07834

U.S.A                                                                              Email: manderson@almasociety.org

Tel: (001) 216 238-1004                                                  www.almasociety.org

 

HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS

 

The following organizations may be able to assist in cases of sufficiently compelling humanitarian need and where the missing person is a close relative:

 

Adoptees’ Liberty Movement Association

P.O. Box 727

Radio City Station

New York, NY 10101

U.S.A.

Tel: 001-212-581-1568

Web: www.adoption.com

 

International Social Services

New York, NY 10016

Tel: 001-212-532-6350

 

The Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs will attempt to forward correspondence to missing persons, but only when a considerable monetary or strong humanitarian consideration is involved. You should send a letter intended for the missing person, along with a brief letter of explanation to the appropriate agency. The letter to be forwarded should contain nothing of value and be in a plain, unsealed, unstamped envelope bearing only the person’s name and social security/military serial number. If this number is not known, you should include any other identifying information, such as full name, date and place of birth and parents’ names. The addresses are:

 

Social Security Administration Department of Veterans Affairs

300 North Green Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

810 Vermont Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20420

 

In the case of the Social Security Administration, a $3.00 fee applies in cases involving a monetary purpose. An International Money Order in dollars should be enclosed and made payable to the Social Security Administration. The SSA will be unable to report whether or not the letter is actually delivered.

 

Services of a U.S. Attorney

You may wish to retain a lawyer in the U.S. to help you.  The American Bar Association can assist you in locating attorneys within any given state.  Their website address is www.abanet.org

 

 

How to find family / friends affected by natural disaster

The American Red Cross maintains a database to help you find family.

Contact the local American Red Cross chapter where you are staying for information. Do not contact the chapter in the disaster area.   Their website is www.redcross.org

 

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
International Family Tracing Services, American Red Cross
2025 E Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20006

 

The following addresses may also be of use in obtaining assistance in locating a missing adult or child

 

ADULT

 

Search Reports Inc/Central Registry of the Missing        Missing Person’s International

345 Boulevard                                                                 P.O. Box 46896

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604                                        Los Angeles, CA 90046

Tel: 201 288-4445

 

National Cener for Missing Adults

PO Box 6389

Glendale, AZ 85312

Tel: 001-602-749-2000

Web: www.theyaremissed.org

 

CHILD

 

Missing Children – Help Center                                       Missing Children of America

410 Ware Blvd                                                                 P.O. Box 670-949

Ste. 400                                                                            Chugiak, AK 99567

Tampa, FL 33619                                                            Tel: 907 248-7300

Tel: 001-800-872-5437

 

Adam Walsh Child Resource Center                               Child Find of America

3111 S. Dixie Highway                                                   P.O. Box 277

Ste. 244                                                                            New Paltz, NY 12561

West Palm Beach, FL 33405                                           Tel: 914 255-1848

Tel: 407 833-9080

 

Find the Children                                                             National Center for

11811 W. Olympic Blvd                                                  Exploited and Missing

Los Angeles, CA 90064                                                  Children

Website:

www.missingkids.com


 

IRISH CONSULATES 

 

The Irish Consulates in the United States may also be in a position to assist you.

 

IRISH CONSULATES IN THE UNITED STATES

 

 

Embassy of Ireland

2234 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.

Washington D.C. 20008

Tel: 202 462-3939/462-3940/462-3941

Web: www.embassyofireland.org

 

Irish Consulate General                                     Jurisdiction over the

Ireland House                                                    following states:

345 Park Avenue                                               Connecticut, Delaware

17th Floor                                                          Florida, Georgia,

New York, NY 10154-0037                             Jersey, New York, North

Tel: 212 319-2525/319-2550                             Carolina, Maryland,

Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia,

 

Irish Consulate General                                     Jurisdiction over the

Chase Building                                                  following states: Maine,

535 Boylston Street                                           Massachusetts, New

Boston, MA 02116                                           Hampshire,

Tel: 617 267-9330/267-4470                             Rhode Island, Vermont

 

 

Irish Consulate General                                     Jurisdiction over the

400 North Michigan Avenue                             following state: Alabama,

Chicago, IL 60611                                             Arkansas, Illinois,

Tel: 312 337-1868                                             Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky,                          Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin

 

Irish Consulate General                                     Jurisdiction over the

44 Montgomery St., Suite 3830                        following states:

San Francisco, CA 94104                                 Alaska,

Tel: 415 392-4214                                             Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

 

Honorary Consul of Ireland                              Jurisdiction over the

65 Broadview                                                    following states: Kansas,

St. Louis MI 63105                                           Missouri

Tel: 618 274-0886

 

 

 

Major Irish-American Newspaper in the United States

 

Irish Echo

309 5th Avenue Room 402

NY 10016-1266

Phone: (001) 212 686 1266

 

 

LOCATING ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL

 

Written requests for assistance in locating information on military personnel currently serving may be sent to the appropriate office Listed below:

 

Air Force Worldwide Locator                                          Army Worldwide Locator

AFPC/MSIMDL                                                             US Army ELREC

550 C Street W,                                                               Suite 508899 E. 56th Street

Randolph Air Force Base                                                Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301

TX 78150-4752

 

 

 

 

Locating Active Military Personnel continued…

 

Navy Worldwide Locator                                                Marine Corps Worldwide Locator

Bureau of Naval Personnel                                              Commandant of the Marine Corps

For family members: BUPRS                                          HQ, USMC, Code MMSB

Pers 324D, 2 Navy Annex                                              Washington, DC 20380-1775

Washington, DC 20370-3240

For non-family: BUPRS

02116, 2 Navy Annex

Washington, DC 20370-0216

 

Coast Guard Locator

G-MPC-S-3, U.S. Coast Guard

2100 2nd Street SW

Washington, DC 20593

 

The above locator offices may be able to provide a current address, and in some instances will attempt to forward correspondence to the individual’s military base/unit. Correspondence for the missing service member can be enclosed – together with a brief letter of explanation – to the appropriate service locator. The letter to be forwarded should contain nothing of value and be in a plain, unsealed, unstamped envelope bearing only the individual’s grade, full name, and, if possible, military serial number. Please ensure that your name and return address – including country – is clearly indicated on the top left hand corner of the envelopes, as required by the U.S. Postal Service. Please note that a nominal fee may be charged for this service.

 

LOCATING FORMER MILITARY PERSONNEL

 

All Official Military Personnel Files of discharged and deceased veterans are kept in the United States at the National Personnel Records Center (N.R.P.C.). Requests for information on former service members must be directed, in writing, to that agency. You should mark your letter for the attention of Mr. Charles Pellegrini and mark it “Do not open in the Mail Room”. A form requesting a record search will be mailed to you. When completing the form, you should provide the full name, including middle initials, details of military service, and the former service member’s serial (or social security) number, if known. Please note that certain restrictions imposed on the N.P.R.C. by the 1974 Privacy Act may make your search more difficult. These restrictions limit disclosure of data from U.S. government files to the individual themselves or to

 

Those who can provide clear evidence of direct kinship to the individual being sought. In the case of children trying to trace their fathers, the N.P.R.C. is required to provide only the last known town and state – i.e., not a full street address – if they believe the father to be still alive. Addresses on record are often those furnished by the service member at the time of discharge and may well be some years out-of-date. In all instances only written requests – signed and dated – on the appropriate forms will be accepted. The address of the N.P.R.C. is:

 

National Personnel Records Center

Attn: Mr. Charles Pellegrini, Military Personnel Records

9700 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63132-5100

U.S.A.

 

 

 

 

Locating Former Military Personnel continued…

 

U.S. citizens wishing to re-establish contact with, or information about, former service friends mainly use military publications and the magazines of veterans’ organizations. A brief notice placed therein reaches a wide audience and may well come to the attention of the individual themselves or a former member of the same unit. As well as individual veterans’ associations’ publications, letters are published in the following large-circulation newspapers and magazines:

 

Army/Navy/Air Force Times                                           American Legion Magazine

Locator Service’                                                               700 N Pennsylvania Street

6883 Commercial Drive                                                   P.O. Box 1055

Springfield                                                                       Indianapolis, IN 46206

VA 22159-0160

 

Air Force Magazine                                                         The Retired Officer Magazine

‘Bulletin Board’                                                               201 N Washington Ave

1501 Lee Highway                                                          Alexandria, VA 22314-2539

Arlington, VA 22209-1198

 

Letters written to the above publications should be brief and preferably typed. Do not send documents or photographs, and please ensure that your name and return address – including country – is clearly indicated.

 

Requests for information on former military personnel should be addressed to the National Personnel Records Center, Attn: Military Personnel Center, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132, U.S.A.  You should be aware the addressed on record with this office are usually those furnished by the service member at the time of discharge from the armed forces and they are rarely updated.  You may be required to provide adequate information concerning the service member and proof that your inquiry is made with the permission of the service man’s next of kin.

 

The publications listed have a wide readership and often feature letters and advertisements from individuals trying to locate former servicemen, their dependents or survivors:

 

The following associations may be of use in researching those who fought in the American Civil War:

 

The American Civil War Association, c/o Gary Griesmyer, P.O. Box 1865, Alexandria, VA 22313

The American Historical Association, 400 A. St., S.E., Washington D.C 20003

 

The Civil War Press Corps, 2724 Heriot Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28311

Civil War Round Table Associates, P.O. Box 7388, Little Rock, Ar 72217

The Civil War Society, 24 N. Buckmarsh St., P.O. Box 770, Berryville, VA 22611

Civil War Token Society, P.O. Box 330, Garnerville, NY 10923

Institute of Civil War Studies, c/o Alexander C. Niven, 141 N. Merranec, Ste. 12, Clayton, MO 63105

 

The following organizations all pertain to veterans of World War 1, and maybe able to help you in your search for persons involved in these conflicts. 

 

Veterans of Foreign wars of the U.S.A., VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington D.C. 20002

The American Historical Association, 400 A. St., S.E., Washington D.C. 20003

 

The following organizations all pertain to veterans of World War 1, and maybe able to help you in your search for persons involved in these conflicts. 

 

World War 1 Aeroplanes, 15 Crescent Road, Ploughkeepsie, NY 12601

World War 1 Overseas Flyers, 1037 N. Astor St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A., VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Washington D.C. 20002

National Ladies Auxiliary to Veterans of World War 1 of the U.S.A., P.O. Box 2907, Bay st., St. Louis, MS 39521-2907

Veterans of World War 1 of U.S.A. 941 N. Capitol St., N.E., Room 1201-C, Washington D.C.

World War Tank Corps Association, 2245 Cypress Drive, Ft., Worth, TX 76133

Military Order of World Wars, 435 N. Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association Rainbow Division Veterans, 16916 George Franklyn Drive, Independence, MO 64055

Order of Lafayette (World Wars), c/o Asa E. Phillips, Jr., 1 Post Office Square, Ste., 310, Boston, MA 02109

Retreads (World Wars), c/o Orville A. Rummel, 1504 Umpqua Place, Woodburn, OR 97071

30th Infantry Division Association (World Wars), 13645 Whippet Way, E., Delray Beach, FL 33484

 

The following organizations all pertain to veterans of World War II, and maybe able to help you in your search for persons involved in these conflicts. 

 

Veterans of Foreign wars of the U.S.A., VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington D.C. 20002

Allied Airborne Association, c/o Mark C. Lenze, 155 Cross Road, St. Mary’s, PA 15857

American Division Veterans Association, PO Box 1381, Boston, MA 02104

American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, c/o Capt. Elmer E. Long, Jr., PO Box 12052, New Bern, NC 28561-2050

American Merchant Marine Veterans,  1430 NE 54th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Association of Free French in the U.S., c/o Dr. Rudolphe L. Coigney, 1200 5th Avenue, No 12A, NY, NY 10029

B-26 Marauder Historical Society, 14211 Chestfield Rd., Rockville, MD 20853

Bombardiers, 200 Van Buren St., No. 2109, Daphne, Al 36526

China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association, P.O. Box 458, Poplar Bluss, MO 63901-0458

China-Burma-India Veterans Association, 5860 Amrap Dr., Parma Heights, OH 44130

Combat Merchant Mariners, 14 Castle Dr., Spring Valley, NY 10977

829th Signal Service Association, c/o A. Boehnlein, 29146 Sheridan St., Garden City, MI 48135

8th Air Force Historical Society, P.O. Box 7215, St. Paul, MN 55107

8th Armored Division Association, 66 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL 60431

Flying Tigers of the 14th Air Force Association, PO Box 285, Selden, NY 11784

4th Marine Division Association, 2854 S., 44th St., Milwaukee, WI 53219

International B-24 Liberator Club, PO Box 15-2424, San Diego, CA 92195

94th Infantry Division, c/o Ross L. Jordan, 1415 Orion Rd., Batavia, IL 60510

99th Infantry Division Association, 1901 Roberta Lane, Champaign, IL 61821

North American Branch, (1940) Dunkirk Veterans Association, 214 Island in the Sun, 12100 Seminole Blvd., Largo, Fl 34648-2825

Pearl Harbour Survivors Association, National Adm. Office, Drawer 2598, Lancaster, CA 93539

PT Boats, INC, PO Box 38070, Germantown, TN 38183-0070

Second Air Division Association, PO Box 627, Ipswich, MA 01938

17th Airborne Division Association, 62 40 Acre Mountain Road, Danbury, CT 06811

 

The following organizations all pertain to veterans of World War II, and maybe able to help you in your search for persons involved in these conflicts. 

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War 11, SS Lane Victory, Berth 53, PO Box 629, San Pedro, CA 90733

United States Submarine Veterans of World War II, 862 Chatham Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126

Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, PO Box 11129, Arlington, VA 22210-2129

Military Order of the World Wars

435 N. Lee St., Alexandria, VA 22314

National Association Rainbow Division Veterans, 16916 George Franklyn Drive, Independence, MO 64055

Women World War Veterans, Morgan Hotel, 237 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

 

The following organizations all pertain to veterans of Vietnam, and maybe able to help you in your search for persons involved in these conflicts. 

 

Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.A., VFW Memorial Building, 200 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington D.C. 20002

America’s Victory Force, PO Box 2016, Learned, MS 39154

Friends of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 2030 Clarendon Blvd., Ste. 412, Arlington, VA 22201

Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, PO Box 5523, Virginia Beach, VA 23455-0523

77th Artillery Association, PO Box 141, Booneville, MO 65223

Society of Vietnamese Rangers, PO Box 29965, Atlanta, GA 30359

Veterans of the Vietnam War, 760 Jumper Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-8033

Vietnam Combat Veterans, 1267 Alma Ct., San Jose, CA 95112

Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association, 7 W. 7th St., Ste. 1990, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Vietnam Veterans of America, 1224 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20005-5783

Vietnam Veterans Inst., PO Box 386, Timonium, MD 21093


 

Burial Places of Veterans

 

The Department of Memorial Affairs at the Veteran’s Administration administers cemeteries for veterans of American wars.  If the person whose place of burial you seek was in the armed forces, they may have a record of his burial.  You may contact the Department of Memorial Affairs at the following address:

 

The Department of Memorial Affairs

Veteran’s Administration

810 Vermont Avenue N.W.

Washington D.C. 20420

Tel: 202 393-4120

Glas

Glasnevin Museum – 1.5 million stories to tell

The striking, ancient fir trees at Glasnevin, looking  towards the award-winning museum

As winners of Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s choice award in 2013, and listed as one of Dublin’s top 3 attractions, Glasnevin Museum proudly tells the story of modern Ireland through interactive exhibitions and engaging cemetery tours and delivered by personable, well informed guides affording visitors a heightened sense of understanding, and a deeper appreciation of its never forgotten residents.

Known locally as “The Dead Centre of Dublin”- Ireland’s largest Cemetery where the social, political and historical timeline of this great city is carved in stone. Irish icons like Collins, de Valera, Parnell, ‘Big Jim’ Larkin, Countess Markievicz, Brendan Behan and Luke Kelly rest peacefully in this original 1830’s Victorian garden cemetery. Linked via gateway to the Botanic Gardens and voted number 1 attraction in Dublin (2013, Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award), there are over 17,000 plants and 200 acres of beautiful parkland to enjoy. Key to Glasnevin’s success is the popularity of the tour guides whose enthusiasm is compelling. With one and a half million stories buried in Glasnevin there’s no shortage of tales to tell.

Learn about the harsh realities of life in Dublin, eavesdrop on the stories of former gravediggers, touch the casket of Daniel O’Connell, or simply ponder the fascinating lives of those who walked these streets before us.

Construction is underway to rebuild the winding wooden staircase that once ran up the centre the 168ft O’Connell tower monument in Glasnevin cemetery the tallest of its kind in Ireland. Visitors to the top will witness spectacular views of Dublin.
There are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Delving into this rich resource Glasnevin captivates the curious through special events, tours, re-enactments, orations, lectures, festivals, commemorations, exhibitions, poetry readings, bringing legend to life in dramatic fashion.

A visit to Glasnevin is a must for anyone interested in the rich cultural texture of Dublin.

Celebrating history, heritage and culture, join this intriguing journey through Ireland’s past.

 

Did you know?

  • There are over 1.5 million people buried in Glasnevin’s Victorian Garden Cemetery
  • The Daniel O’Connell round Tower monument is the tallest of its kind in Ireland
  • A guided tour of the cemetery includes a visit to Daniel O’Connell’s crypt
  • Glasnevin is home to the largest collection of Celtic crosses in the world
  • Glasnevin won the 2013 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award and is consistently listed in the top three of best attractions in Dublin
  • A pedestrian gateway between the world famous National Botanic Gardens and the Cemetery is open making it the second largest green space in Dublin with over 200 acres of mature parkland, and home to the largest collection of protected structures in the State.
  • City Sightseeing Bus tours now provide a hop on hop off bus service from the city centre.
  • Guided tours all year with additional summer times, re-enactments, and special events – see website
  • A genealogy voucher worth €5.00 with every ticket. Search your family tree, all records online.
  • Private and public tours available daily, special interest and educational groups welcome. Catering for ad hoc groups, private & public tours and serving breakfast, lunch & snacks throughout the day.
  • Shop and café – Browse the terrific collection of Irish crafts, jewellery, mementos, historical books, and other interesting gift items in the museum shop.

 

Address: Glasnevin Cemetery, Finglas Road, Dublin 11

Tel:   353 1-8826550

Email: akilcoyne@glasnevintrust.ie

Website: www.glasnevinmuseum.ie

Booking: booking@glasnevintrust.ie

 

Open daily with two tours per day plus additional tours at 1 pm June – Sept & flexible times for pre-booked groups

Booking contact: Carolyn Kelly

Sales Manager: Ann Kilcoyne

Average Tour time: 1 hour

Guided Tours: Max 40 – 50, Languages: English, Irish, French, German.

A range of tailor made tours available

Car and coach Parking: On site and street parking available

Public Transport: Bus no’s 40 & 140 from O’Connell St direct to door.

Hop-on-Hop-off Dublin City Sightseeing bus (blue route) from city centre/Guinness Storehouse

-SatNav: Latitude/Longitude : 53.36981,-6.277098

-Opening Times: Open 7 days:

Mon – Fri 10am to 5pm

Sat/Sun/Bank Holiday: 11am to 5pm

Tour times: 11.30, & 2.30 all year with extra 1pm tour, June – Sept)

Re-enactments daily at 2pm, April – Oct.

Tours include visit to Daniel O’Connell’s Crypt.

 

-Admission Rates (Includes guided tour, museum entrance, and €5.00 genealogy voucher)

Adults: €12.00

Children: €8.00

Senior/Students: €8.00

Family (2+2): €25.00
The Tower Café: Serves lunches and snacks throughout the day.

 

Museum Shop: There is a shop located at the entrance to the museum offering a wide range of Irish history books & literature, arts, crafts and gifts.
Parking details: There is on street and private parking within the grounds of the Cemetery

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Free Wifi in seated café area.

Antiques

One of Ireland’s finest art and antiques collections

The Hunt Museum is home to one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities, all housed in the elegant 18th Century Palladian style Custom House overlooking the majestic River Shannon. This diverse collection of art and antiquities was acquired by John and Gertrude Hunt over their lifetimes and dates from Stone Age to modern times. The purpose built Exhibition gallery, exhibits a diverse range of important temporary exhibitions from public institutions to private collections.  Guided tours of the permanent collection and/or temporary exhibitions are available all year round at no extra cost.

There is a lot more to see and do at The Hunt Museum with exciting year-round programs for adults with diverse interests, needs, and learning styles.  A visit to the Hunt Museum Gift Shop offers an interesting and delightful range of high quality gifts, including jewellery, books, greeting cards, silk scarves and ties, gemstones, ceramics, prints, and historical reproductions.  Whilst the riverside restaurant, which features a terrace overlooking the beautiful Shannon River and Curragower Falls, provides the perfect location for a leisurely lunch or quick refreshment.

 

Opening Times:  Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm; Sunday 2pm-5pm.  Closed New Year’s Day.  Admission free.

The Hunt Museum invites you to explore the rich history of the city. A display of historic maps and paintings that depict the wealth of history in our city will be on view in the gallery. The paintings and map will guide you through time from the 17th century right up to the modern city as we know it.  Admission free

The Hunt Museum, The Custom House, Limerick. Tel:  061 312833.  www.huntmuseum.com

Keep up to date with the Hunt Museum’s programme of events on their website www.huntmuseum.com

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Opening Hours: Tours (1.5 hours approx.) run at 10.0am, 12.0pm and 3.30pm Monday to Saturday and Bank holidays.

Admission prices: €13.50 per person, €50 for family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). All tours must be booked in advance. Senior Citizens can avail of a 10% discount or a 5% discount by booking online at www.butlerschocolates.com/book

russborough

Russborough House, a ‘must see’ attraction

With award winning guided house tours, an engaging 3D interactive basement exhibition, gorgeous award winning tea rooms, historic horse and carriage rides, stunning handmade artisan crafts, an old forge, cultural sheepdog demonstrations, an 18th walled garden currently in restoration, award winning West Wing accommodated shortlisted for an RIAI Conservation Award in 2014 and a playground and a maze, Russborough House  is a ‘must see attraction’ that appeals to families and art and culture lovers alike.

 

Sheepdog demos:

Situated just a stones  throw from the city centre, our sheepdog demonstrations at Russborough tell the unique story of rural life in Ireland. Come and learn about the intelligence of the border collies as they follow the command of a whistle in varied pitches to lead the sheep around the fields of Russborough. Over looking the stunning views of the Wicklow mountains, the demonstrations will teach you about the culture and life in Ireland in fun, lighthearted ways. Learn about the various sheep, some that date back to pre-christian times, in Ireland. Our host, Michael Crowe has the unique gift of making you laugh while you learn a little more about rural life. These sheepdog demos are ideal for international guests, hen parties or local families on a fun day out in Ireland!  They are available daily at 11.30am and 3pm and are priced at only €5 per person.

 

Horse and carriage rides.

Walk back in time with us to the beautiful, romantic feeling of wandering through the fields and pathways of this gorgeous parkland on an ancient, historic horse and carriage. You can learn about the history of Russborough as you sit back over lr are hosted by Michael Crowe a local farmer who will make your trip a moment to remember! They are available daily from €20.

 

Dining.

The Tea Rooms at Russborough have a wonderful selection of salads, warm food, quiches and soups to award winning coffees or herbal teas. Enjoy a slice of chocolate gateau as your children wind their way through the maze at Russborough. Or if the sun is shining why not treat yourself to one of the many flavours of ice-cream we have on offer! Come and enjoy the tasty flavours of the tea rooms at Russborough.

 

Arigna

Welcome to the Arigna Mining Experience

Arigna Mining Experience centre was developed to preserve the energy heritage of the Arigna Valley and to ensure that Arigna maintains its link with energy themes: past, present and future.

This Energy Centre provides visitors with a unique insight into what coal mining life was like in the Arigna Valley, since its beginning in the 1700’s until closure in 1990.

Underground Experience

During the underground tour, visitors will experience what it was like to work in some of the narrowest coal seams in the western world. The tour which will last 45 minutes brings visitors to the coal face of the mine, where the methods used to extract coal are demonstrated.  Lighting and sound effects in the mine, add to the authenticity of the underground experience.

Exhibition Space

Local geology and the formation of coal deposits are explained in our exhibition area, as is the history of energy production.

The exhibition also explains the concepts and operation of different renewable energy systems. Some of these systems can then be viewed in operation in the Energy Centre Building and on the nearby wind farms.

A history tour presents the origins and history of the Arigna coal mines. It explores its impact on the local community, through a photo gallery & displays. The Renewable Energy Demonstrations can be viewed on site in the Centre.

Arigna Mines, Derreenavoggy, Arigna, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Roscommon.

Tel: 071 9646466.

www.arignaminingexperience.ie