Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ancestry Ireland

Here is the latest news from the Ulster Historical Foundation

We are currently making plans for a lecture tour in the USA/Canada in spring 2013, between the dates of 16 to 27 March. Some dates have already been confirmed and others are yet to be.
We would like to ask if there is a society or group near to you that would be interested in an Irish research programme. If there is interest perhaps you would put us in contact with the local programme organisers.
Often when we send out advance information about our forthcoming tour itineraries, we receive numerous replies or requests asking if we would consider delivering a programme in the respondent's locality. We are more than happy to do this and regularly travel widely during our tours.
This is therefore your opportunity to try to help arrange an Irish and Scots-Irish research workshop in your area. We hope you might take the time to respond, and we thank you in advance for any useful contacts which help us to build our tour itinerary.
We greatly value all the offers of help members/supporters have given in recent years to our American programmes. If you think you can be of any practical assistance this time we'd be delighted to hear from you.
We apologise in advance to those who do not live in the USA or Canada as we realise this information is not relevant to you. However, it at least does help to keep you informed of the Foundation's forthcoming activities, and we would always make the point that staff from the Foundation are happy to present programmes in any location, where an invitation to us is extended.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards
Fintan Mullan
Executive Director
Ulster Historical Foundation

Saturday, November 17, 2012

McArdle Family Return To Ireland

For all McArdle  and descendants of the McArdle Family,this is a copy of an e-mail that was passed on to Your Ancestors Free.Com

McArdle Clan Gathering – August 2013
We would refer to the following website called which is an Irish Government initiative to try to encourage as many people who have emigrated from Ireland over the last 200 years to make contact with and possibly to visit Ireland in the year 2013.  
Next year 2013 besides being The Gathering also coincides with the anniversary of the building of the local Church at Shelagh, Hackballscross, Dundalk, Ireland named The Sacred Heart.  This building was built after the reform of the penal laws and this Church has been highly involved in the McArdle Clan over the many years by baptisims, weddings and weekly masses.
The intention is to try and organise a gathering of all descendants of the McArdle Family.  This is not just to include people named McArdle but people who have through marriage like the Morgans, the Rushes, the Callan’s, the O’Reilly’s etc and to bring them all together back to the locality where their ancestors came from in a celebration of a gathering to be held on the weekend of August 9-11th 2013.
A possible form for this could be as follows:
Through website there is a specified area for the McArdle Clan to congregate and communicate.   This website will contain information such as accommodation in the local area, local events around the town etc.  In the next number of weeks and months the intention is to populate this website with as much local information of accommodation, events, possible times and possible events specific to the gathering.  
The gathering has been registered as a dual event i.e. the gathering of the McArdle Clan which is a family event and also as a genealogy research event.  Therefore for anybody attending the intention would be to bring them on a tour of their genealogy ancestors residence and birthplaces together with their Baptismal Church and possibly associated graveyards in Crossmaglen, Shelagh, and in particular Creggan which has the oldest known grave in the McArdle Clan i.e. from 1740.  This gathering of the Clan also will involve all the descendants of the McArdle’s who are still living on the island of Ireland and in particular in the vicinity of the home place i.e. Courtbane.  
In the days prior to and after the main event facilities will be looked to be laid on if possible for going to the local areas associated with the McArdle Clan in the immediate area but in a more general tour of areas such as Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne, Monasterboice, Mellifont Abbey, Carlingford and other associated local areas of history could also be included.
Fergus McArdle

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Perth in 1954

This film is about Perth, Western Australia. It is very interesting as it shows how our Parents and Grandparents lived and a look at  how Perth was 58 years ago.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Forces Records

Forces, War Records and Military Genealogy have just launched an online digital library of books,.newspapers and magazines. You can find  it here.