Thursday, October 28, 2010

Free Northern Ireland Records

Anyone researching Ancestors from Northern Ireland will know how difficult it is to find free records before 1901.
One site that is a must for these researchers is PRONI, which is the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland. Proni is currently closed to the Public, opening in Titanic Quarter, Belfast in April 2011.
The Online Records are still available,these include the Ulster Covenant, Free Holders Records, Street Directories, Will Calendars and Name Search.

http://www.proni.gov.uk/

Monday, October 25, 2010

In Memory Of Ancestors In WW1

My Grandfather was the youngest son of a family of 10. It was wondering what had happened to his brothers that started me on Ancestor research. I had no idea of even the names of his brothers when i first started. The family were lucky than most, that's if you can call the death of one son lucky.
So once forgotten, now remembered.

31st May 1916

In Memory of Stoker Allan McMullen.5136S,HMS.'Indefatigable''Royal Naval Reserve who died age 28 on 31st May 1916.Son of John and Mary McMullen,of Harrington,Cumberland.Remembered with honour.Plymouth Naval Memorial

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ancestors in WW1

Are you looking for your Ancestors in WW1. i have been doing some research on a soldier who was lucky enough to survive the Great War. I came across this site that has lots of good information and may be able to give you some tips in your research.

http://www.1914-1918.net/grandad/perfect.htm

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Daughter of Scottish Immigrant Becomes Saint

Australia now has its own Saint, Saint Mary Mackillop.
Mary Helen Mackillop was born to Catholic Scottish Immigrants on the 15th of January 1842 in Fitzroy, Melbourne. This site tells Mary's story.

http://www.marymackillop.org.au/index.cfm

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ned Kelly and County Down

Ancestry Ireland had an interesting Article on their website about Ned Kelly.I did not know that the Kelly Family came from Banbridge. He was a notorious bush ranger in Australia. Take a look here.

http://www.ancestryireland.com/index.php?id=1027&backPID=1008&tt_news=75

Your Ancestors from Lurgan

This is a new site that covers Lurgan, County Armagh. Click on the link 'Gravestones', i read a wonderful story here about a girl 'Margorie McCall' who lived in Lurgan around 1705.

http://www.lurganancestry.com/index.html