Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Irish Lives Remembered July 2013 issue

The July issue (14th edition) of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-Magazine is now LIVE & FREE to read/download via www.irishlivesremembered.com.  This edition is packed with 72 pages of family history resources and stories to help trace your Irish ancestors. Our county focus this month is Donegal with 20 pages dedicated to resources on Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors to include:

Fáilte Ireland showcasing what Donegal has to offer: Resources at Donegal Library & Archives: Resources at the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (P.R.O.N.I.) & Irish Family History Foundation. Surnames of County Donegal with Dr. Paul MacCotter: The Gallagher Clan invites everyone to their gathering event: The McLaughlin homestead of Dunree: ‘Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors’ from the team at Fly Leaf Press and Helen Meehan’s book launch ‘Ethna Carbery – (Anna Johnston MacManus)’.

Other articles in this issue are:

· Fiona Fitzsimons from Eneclann shares her story on ‘Meeting the Obamas’ where she had the pleasure of showing Michelle, Malia & Sasha Obama their Irish family ancestry in Trinity College Dublin recently.

· Caroline Kennedy receives a certificate of Irish heritage on behalf of her father John. F. Kennedy on her recent visit to Ireland

· Updates from Findmypast Ireland

· University College Cork wraps up their first Genealogy Summer School

· Michael Merrigan updates us with the latest news on Genealogy & Data Protection

· In conversation with Nicholas Rynne who unearths a great uncle Mike McTigue - Light heavyweight champion of the world 1921-1923’

· Photo historian, Jayne Shrimpton walks us through this month’s image of a Galway Street Scene

· Maureen Wlodarczyk delves into her Cavan & Sligo ancestry in ‘A Tale of Two Counties, Two Faiths & Two Continents

· Douglas Cochrane from Nova Scotia shares a sad story of the Shea family from Dingle who perished in a Halifax explosion in 1917

· Shauna Hicks brings her final instalment of ‘Missing Down Under’ series to a close

· Aine McCormack reminisces about her great grandfather, Thomas McMahon

· Victoria House urges us to remember Dublin born Victoria Cross recipient, Edmund O’Tool on his 165th anniversary this July

(With thanks to Eileen Munnelly)


My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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