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A Monthly Newsletter: Editor: Terry Eakin, 334 Burns Bay Road, LANE COVE, NSW 2066 Contact E-mail address: teakin@chilli.net.au ISSN 1443-5888 Volume 6, No. 11, November 2004.
Introduction: ÔÇÿAll Ireland SourcesÔÇÖ is a monthly newsletter distributed free by E-mail to Family History Societies and interested researchers near the end of each month. Distribution by Australia Post each even month (two copies) costs 50 cents/month ($6.00 annually) within Australia. The aim is to bring items of interest regarding Irish record sources to the Australian genealogist. The editor would appreciate being made aware of records relating to the Irish, particularly those held in Australia or new in the LDS Family History Library.
Back issues of this Newsletter may be downloaded, read or printed from www.sag.org.au/new/aisn.htm.
Cemetery Research & Index: Please note that I am still working on this database and with around 6,500 graveyards recorded and some with multiple names the task is taking much longer than I had anticipated. It will be early in 2005 before I am near accurate enough to consider publishing the data. As soon as I have another draft printout (over 200 pages in Ms Access using 6 pt print), I will send a copy of each county to the county library or Irish Genealogical Centre for that county. So please bear with me whilst I complete this important task. It has taken me around 2,500 hours so a few more weeks are neither here nor there to see the job done correctly.
IRISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES LTD.: The launch of the Irish Newspapers Online Research Archive has been delayed due to upgrading the project to a new OCR (optical character recognition) engine. In a brief message dated 6 August 2004, Jonathan Martin advised that ÔÇ£the project had been delayed by two months due to the OCR engine upgrade. The following papers will be fully indexed and display on our site.
The Irish Independent, 1904 ÔÇô current year,

FreemanÔÇÖs Journal, 1763 ÔÇô 1924,

The Nation, 1842 ÔÇô 1893,

The Angle-Celt, 1846 ÔÇô current year,

The Meath Chronicle, 1904 ÔÇô current year.

Terry, at the time of launch however, we estimate the Irish Independent will be the only title available fully OCRÔÇÖed, the OCR processing will be concurrent on the other titles at the time of launch. That means that it may be two months from live launch before the FreemanÔÇÖs Journal is totally OCRÔÇÖed and so forth with the other papers. However all the titles will be available just not word searchable (indexed) at launch.
Newspapers which will be available shortly launch include:
The Tuam Herald, 1882 ÔÇô current year,

The Drogheda Independent 1885 ÔÇô 1891 & 1988 ÔÇô current year,

The Sunday Independent, 1905 ÔÇô current year.

Since we last talked, we have secured The Kerryman newspaper, 1904 ÔÇô current year and I feel once the website is up and running, the Irish Times will hopefully commit to the websiteÔÇØ. End of quote. For further information reread my newsletter Volume 6, No. 5, May 2004. Watch out for Irish Newspaper Archives.com website launch in 2005. So get your research up to date so that in 2005 you can explore all the indexed newspaper articles about your ancestor(s) when available.
CIVIL REGISTRATION IN IRELAND: Registration of non-Catholic marriages in Ireland began on 01 April 1845. Civil registration of Catholic marriages and all births and deaths began on 01 January 1864. Please note that the place listed in the civil registration index is the name of the registration district, not the name of the civil parish. If all you know is the name of your ancestorÔÇÖs county of origin and you want to know the names of the registration districts for that county, see Civil Registration Districts of Ireland which has three parts. Part I contains maps showing registration districts. Part II is an alphabetical index of districts that shows the county for each district. Part III is a list of counties that shows the districts in each county. It is on fiche 6036472 in the FHL.
The microfilmed Civil Registration Indexes are at the Parramatta L. D. S. Family History Centre, 169 Pennant Street (opposite Isabella Street) North Parramatta NSW 2151 and in each state capital throughout Australia. In Dublin these indexes are available at the Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2 with extended opening hours, Monday to Thursday 10.00 am ÔÇô 8.00 pm and Friday & Saturday 10.00 am ÔÇô 5.00 pm. Enquire locally at your nearest branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints re availability of these Irish civil registration indexes.
Years Covered Microfilm Numbers
Birth Indexes [all Ireland] 1864-1921 0101041 ÔÇô 01001079
Republic of Ireland Births 1922 ÔÇô 1958 0101229 ÔÇô 0101240 and 0257844 ÔÇô 0257849
Northern Ireland Births 1922 ÔÇô 1959 0231962 ÔÇô 0231969
Marriage Indexes [all Ireland] 1845 ÔÇô 1921 0101241 ÔÇô 0101263
Republic of Ireland Marriages 1922 ÔÇô 1958 0101575 ÔÇô 0101581 and 0257850 ÔÇô 0257852

Northern Ireland Marriages 1922 ÔÇô 1959 0232169 ÔÇô 0232173
Death Indexes [all Ireland] 1864 ÔÇô 1921 0101582 - 0101608
Republic of Ireland Deaths 1922 - Available on film
Northern Ireland 1922 - Available on film

This is a list of Post Offices in Ireland in 1871 continued from Vol. 6, No. 10, October 2004. When the name of one place stands alone in the following list, it shows that the place is a Head Office; when two places are mentioned the Office at the first is a Sub-Office, and that at the second is the Head Office. When the name of a place is followed by the name of a county, in parenthesis and italics, the Office is a Railway Sub-Office, or a Sub-Office which receives its correspondence direct from a Travelling Office, instead of through a Post Town. Note that many of these Places are Unofficial Place-Names throughout Ireland. Note: Read the introduction in Vol. 6, No. 7, July 2004 for a full introduction.
Myroe, Derry, Newtownlimavady Ovoca a Rathcoole, Dublin a
Myshall, Bagnalstown Oylgate, Enniscorthy a Rathcore, Enfield
Naas a c Palatine, Carlow Rathcormack, Fermoy a
Narin, Stranorlar (Co. Donegal), Ardara Pallasgreen a Rathdowney, Borris-in-Ossory a
Narraghmore, Athy Pallaskenry, Limerick a Rathdrum a
Naul, Balbriggan Palmerstown, Dublin Rathfarnham, Dublin a
Navan a c Park, Derry, Dungiven Rathfriland, Newry a
Neale, Hollymount Parkgate, Belfast Rathkeale, Limerick a
Nenagh a Parsonstown a Rathlacken, Ballina
New Birmingham, Thurles Passage East, Waterford a Rathmines, Dublin a c
Newbliss a Passage West, Cork a Rathmore (Co. Kerry)
Newbridge a Patrickswell, Limerick Rathmore, Naas
Newcastle, Limerick a Peterswell, Loughrea Rathmolyon, Enfield
Newcastle, Clonmel Pettigo (Co. Donegal) a c Rathmullan, Letterkenny a
Newcastle, Greystones Pharis, Ballymoney Rathnew, Wicklow
Newcastle, Newry a Philipstown, Tullamore a Rathowen, Edgeworthstown a
New Inn, Cahir PiersonÔÇÖs Bridge, Bantry Rathvilly, Athy
New Inn, Loughrea Piltown a Ratoath, Dublin
New Inn, Monasteravan Plumbridge, Newtownstewart Ravensdale, Dundalk
Newmarket, Kanturk a Pomeroy (Co. Tyrone) a Ray, Letterkenny, Ramelton
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Clare a Portadown a c Readypenny, Castlebellingham
Newmills, Dungannon Portaferry, Down a c Recess, Galway
Newport (or Newport Pratt), Westport a Portarlington a Redcastle, Derry, Moville
Newport, Limerick a Portglenone, Ballymena a Redcross, Rathdrum
New Ross (or Ross) a Portland, Roscrea Red Hills, Belturbet
Newry a c Portlaw, Pilltown a Reens, Limerick
Newtownards a c Portmagee, Killarney Renvyle, Galway
Newtown Barry, Ferns a Portroe, Nenagh Rhode, Enfield
Newtownbreda, Belfast Portrush, Belfast a Rich Hill, Armagh a
Newtownbutler (Co. Fermanagh) a Portstewart, Belfast a Richmond Harbour, Longford
Newtowncromelin, Belfast Portumna, Ballinasloe a Ring, Dungarvan
Newtowncunningham, Derry Poulmucka, Clonmel Ringaskiddy, Cork
Newtownforbes, Longford a Poyntzpass, Newry a Riverstown, Ballymote, Collooney
Newtowngore, Carrick-on-Shannon Priesthaggard, New Ross Riverstown, Cork
Newtownhamilton, Castleblayney a Priestown, Dublin Riverstown, Newry
Newtownlimavady a Prosperous, Naas Riverstown, Parsonstown
Newtownmountkennedy, Greystones a Puckane, Nenagh Robertstown, Naas
Newtownsands, Limerick Quay, Westport Robinstown, Navan
Newtownstewart a Queensborough, Drogheda Rochestown, Cork
Nobber, Kells Queenstown a c Rochfort Bridge, Kilucan
Northlands, Carrickmacross QuigleyÔÇÖs Point, Derry, Moville Rock, Dungannon
Nurney, Kildare Quin, Newmarket-on-Fergus Rockbrook, Dublin
Nurney, Bagnalstown Rahan, Tullamore Rockcorry, Cootehill
OÔÇÖBrienÔÇÖs Bridge, Limerick Raharney, Killucan Rock Island, Skibbereen
OÔÇÖCallaghansmills, Limerick Raheny, Dublin Rockmills, Mallow
Oldcastle (Co. Meath) a Raholp, Down Roscommon a c
Old Park, Belfast Raloo, Larne Roscrea a c
Old Town, Dublin Ramelton, Letterkenny a Rose Green, Clonmel
Old Town, Ballinasloe Ranelagh, Dublin a Rosenallis, Portarlington
Omagh a Randalstown, Belfast a Rosslea, Clones

Omeath, Newry Raphoe (Co. Donegal) a Ross (or New Ross) a
Oola, Tipperary Rasharkin, Ballymoney Rosscarbery, Cork a
Oranmore a c Rashedag, Letterkenny Rosscahill, Galway
Oughterard, Galway a Rasnastraw, Rathdrum RosseÔÇÖs Point, Sligo
Oulart, Gorey Rathangan, Kildare a Rossnowlagh, Ballyshannon
Ovens, Cork Rathcabbin, Parsonstown Rostrevor, Newry a
Rostellan, Middleton Stonebridge, Clones Toome Bridge, Belfast a
Roundstone, Galway a Stoneyford, Thomastown a Toormoore, Skibbereen
Roundwood, Greystones Stoneyford, Lisburn Townley Hall, Drogheda
Ruan, Ennis Strabane a Tralee a c
Rush, Balbriggan Stradbally, MaryboroÔÇÖ a Tramore, Waterford a
Ruskey, Dromod Stradbally, Piltown Trillick, Tyrone a
Ryefield, Virginia Stradone, Cavan a Trim, Kells a
Saggart, Dublin Straffan, Dublin Tuam a
Saintfield, Lisburn a StraidArran, Derry, Dungiven Tubbercurry, Ballymote a
St. AnneÔÇÖs Hill, Cork Straid, Belfast Tubbermore, Magherafelt a
St. Johnston, Derry Strandhill, Sligo Tulla, Limerick a
St. MargaretÔÇÖs, Dublin Strandtown, Belfast Tullaghan, Sligo, Bundoran
Sallins, Naas Strangford, Down a Tullaghoge, Dungannon, Stewartstown
Salt Hill, Galway Stranocum, Ballymoney Tullamore a
Sandholes, Dungannon Stranooden, Dunrymond Tullaroan, Thurles
Sandyford, Dublin Stranorlar (Co. Donegal) a Tullemaine, Clonmel
Sandymount, Dublin a Stratford-on-Slaney, Athy Tullow, Carlow a
Santry, Dublin Streamstown, Moate Tullyco, Cootehill
Scariff, Limerick a Street, Edgeworthstown Tullyrone, Moy
Scartaglen, Castleisland Strokestown, Frenchpark a Tullyvin, Cootehill
Scarva, Down Summercove, Kinsale Tullynacross, Dungannon, Cookstown
Schull, Skibbereen a Summerhill, Enfield Tulrahan, Castlerea
Scotshouse, Clones Suncroft, Curragh Camp Tulsk, Frenchpark
Scotstown, Monaghan Swanlinbar, Belturbet a Tuosist, Killarney
Screen, Gorey Swatragh, Castledawson, Maghera Ture, Derry
Seaforde, Newry Swinford a Turlough, Castlebar
Seskanore, Omagh, Fintona Swords, Dublin a Turloughmore, Athenry
Shanagarry, Midleton Taghmon, New Ross a Two Mile Borris, Thurles
Shanagolden, Limerick Tagoat, Wexford Tydavnet, Monaghan
Shanballymore, Mallow Tallaght, Dublin a Tynagh, Loughrea
Shankill Road, Belfast a Tallow a Tynan, Armagh a
Shannon Bridge, Ballinasloe Tamlaght, Enniskillen, Lisbellaw Tyrella, Newry
Shannon Harbour, Banagher Tamlaght OÔÇÖCrilly, Ballymena, Portglenone TyrellÔÇÖs Pass, Killucan a
Shantonagh, Castleblayney Tamney, Letterkenny, Milford Union Hall, Leap
Sharavogue, Roscrea Tandragee a c Upton, Innishannon
Shercock, Carrickmacross a Tara, Navan Urlingford, Thurles
Shillelagh, Gorey Tarbert, Limerick a Urney (Co. Tyrone), Castlefin
Shinrone, Roscrea a Tartaraghan, Armagh Valencia, Killarney a
Shrove, Derry, Moville Tashinny, Mullingar Valleymount, Dublin
Shrule, Tuam Tassagh, Armagh Ventry, Tralee
Silverbridge, Castleblayney Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe Vernersbridge, Moy
Silvermines, Nenagh Templederry, Templemore Vianstown, Down
Silverstream, Monaghan Templemartin, Bandon Vicarstown, Maryborough
Sion Mills, Strabane Templemore a Villerstown, Cahir
Sixmilebridge, Cratloe Templeogue, Dublin Virginia a
Sixmilecross, Omagh, Beragh Templepatrick, Belfast Waringstown, Lurgan
Sixtowns, Magherafelt Templeshanbo, Ferns Warrenpoint, Newry a
Skerries, Balbriggan a Templetouhy, Templemore Waterford a c
Skibbereen a Tempo, Enniskillen a Watergrass Hill, Fermoy
Skreen, Ballisodare a Termoncarragh, Ballina Waterfall, Cork
Slane, Drogheda a Termonfeckin, Drogheda Waterfall, Bantry
Slanemore, Mullingar The Commons, Thurles Waterville, Killarney
Sligo a c The Maze, Lisburn Wattle Bridge, Belturbet
Smithborough, Monaghan The Ward, Dublin Westcove, Killarney
Sneem, Kilarney a Thomastown a Westport a
Soldierstown, Lurgan Thomastown, Athlone Wexford a c
Spa, Lisburn Thurles a White Abbey, Belfast a
Spa, Tralee Timahoe, Abbeyleix Whitecross, Armagh
Spanishpoint, Ennistimon Timoleague, Bandon a Whitegate, Limerick

Speenogue, Derry Tinahely, Rathdrum a Whitegate, Midleton a
Spiddal, Galway Tipperary a Whitehall, Kilkenny
Stabannon, Castlebellingham Tobinstown, Carlow Whitehead, Carrickfergus
Stackallan, Navan Toghblane, Hillsborough Whitehouse, Belfast a
Staffordstown, Belfast Tomgraney, Limerick Whitewell, Belfast
Stewartstown, Dungannon a Toomavara, Nenagh Wicklow a c
Stillorgan, Dublin Toombeola, Galway Wilkinstown, Navan
Williamstown, Castlerea Woodford, Loughrea a Youghal a
Woodburn, Carrickfergus Woodlawn, Ballinasloe

Post Offices extracted from the ÔÇÿDerry Almanac and North West Directory, 1871ÔÇÖ, facsimile reprint (2003) by Books Ulster, 12 Bayview Road, Bangor, Co. Down BT19 6AL. Website: www.booksulster.com or e-mail orders@booksulster.com Price E┬ú12.00 plus postage, 250 pages, ISBN 0-954306-33-3. Go to website for full details.
Unofficial Place-Names also known as Local Place-Names: As readers of these newsletters will know, I have been gathering local place-names from published and unpublished sources for several years. This has now grown to be a major project. One only has to look through a list of gravestone inscriptions to see the townlands proudly engraved to show the deceasedÔÇÖs local place of residence. Many of these are not townlands but are unofficial place-names used by locals to describe where they lived.
Unofficial or local place-names are of no use to researchers unless the name of the townland it is situated within is also known. I then record the civil parish and the O. S. map grid reference as well. After recent advice from the Ulster Place-Name Society, I now record the Source Record and the Year as well.
Should anyone find a list of these unofficial place-names in a County Library, or in a manuscript, book or website, I would appreciate being advised so that I can record the source and reference to avoid re-doing work that has already been carried out. I know of projects underway in County Cork (Ordnance Survey), Co. Kerry County Library and the Ulster Place-Names Society, Department of Celtic, The QueenÔÇÖs University of Belfast. Other groups such as the Ulster Historical Foundation and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland have lists relating to the six counties.
A ÔÇÿHistorical Dictionary of Irish Place- and Tribal NamesÔÇÖ: The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, was planning to compile such a dictionary to replace E. HoganÔÇÖs Onomasticon Goedelicum. The Academy recruited thirty one collaborators for the work of excerpting materials, and since June 1985 this work has been in progress. The project is being overseen by a ÔÇÿwork-groupÔÇÖ based in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. The contact given was Professor Padraig OÔÇÖRiain, Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College, Cork. IÔÇÖll write and ask the progress on this project, whether it was completed and if published, the details including title, author, ISBN number, price and availability.
Place-Names in County Louth: Whilst in Dublin earlier this year, I met Mary P. McConnon of MC Research Service, Seabank, Castlebellingham, Dundalk Co. Louth, a professional genealogical & historical researcher. Mary drew my attention to the database ÔÇÿPlace Names in County LouthÔÇÖ on her Ireland website:
www.mc-research.com After getting home and catching up with research notes, I looked at MaryÔÇÖs website and was pleasantly surprised at the database. There was a good introduction covering the contents, the sources used and the abbreviations used for each.
[1] The Place field includes all identified place-names including Barony, Civil Parish, Town, Townland and Unofficial Place Names. [2] The Division field identifies places other than unofficial place names, as Townland, Barony, Civil Parish. [3] Townland field is the Townland in which the unofficial place-name is located within. [4] Source contains two fields, [4.1] Type & [4.2] Year. There is a complete listing of the nine (9) sources used to extract and build the database.
Sources used included the 1851 Census, articles from Co. Louth Archaeological Journal Vol. 2 Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 by
F. W. Stubbs, GriffithÔÇÖs Valuation 1851, GriffithÔÇÖs Valuation 1854 (excluding the Borough of Drogheda), Article ÔÇÿDrogheda ÔÇô Its Topography & Medieval LayoutÔÇÖ by John Bradley from ÔÇÿAspects of the History of DroghedaÔÇÖ No. 1 (1997) page 30, Miscellaneous Sources (listed), IMC Primary School Essays 1938, and information from the book ÔÇÿTownlands in Poor Law UnionsÔÇÖ edited by George B. Handrahan (1997) relative to Co. Louth in 1885 & 1886.
So if you cannot locate a place-name in County Louth, use this site, it is free. Contact Mary McConnon for a County Louth research quote should you be needing professional research in the County Louth.
Articles, suggestions and information for this newsletter are welcome and may be E-mailed to: teakin@chilli.net.au or posted to Terry Eakin, 334 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove NSW AUSTRALIA 2066.

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