ISSN 1443-5888 Volume 7, No. 3, March 2005.

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ISSN 1443-5888 Volume 7, No. 3, March 2005.

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ÔÇÿALL IRELAND SOURCESÔÇÖ NEWSLETTER
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 7, No. 3, March 2005.

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 three months (three issues) costs $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 copies are available free for downloading from www.sag.org.au
Continued from Vol. 7 No. 2 page 8 Eakin, James marriages (3 of 5) purchased from the UHF database of civil marriages from Counties Antrim and Down including Belfast City. FA = Full Age. As you can see these are a transcription copy of the original civil marriage record with all the data copied. Try the database for yourself if you have ancestors from counties Antrim or Down up to (prior to) 31 December 1921. Marriages (except RC) are from 01 April 1845 and Births (available now) and Deaths (available soon) are from 01 January 1864 to 31 December 1921 for civil records. Church records can cover any time period but few RC registers pre-date the 1830s. Roman Catholic Marriages were registered from 01 January 1864 and are indexed here up to 31 December 1921.
Field Type Date Of Marriage Husband Firstname Husband Surname Husband Townland / Street Husband Occupation Husband Age Husband Denomination Husband Marital Status Husband Father Firstname Husband Father Surname Husband Father Occupation Husband Mother Firstname Husband Mother Surname Husband Witness Firstname Husband Witness Surname Wife Firstname Wife Surname Wife Townland / Street Wife Occupation Wife Age Wife Denomination Wife Marital Status Wife Father Firstname Wife Father Surname Wife Father Occupation Wife Mother Firstname Wife Mother Surname Wife Witness Firstname Wife Witness Surname Denomination Comment Street Town Area County Value No.1 Civil Marriages 20/03/1861 JAMES EAKIN CLOGHER LABOURER FA Presbyterian Bachelor (Previously unmarried) JAMES EAKIN LABOURER ALEXANDER EAKIN NANCY DUNLOP CLOGHER FA Presbyterian Spinster (Previously unmarried) JOHN DUNLOP WEAVER JOHN MCALEESE BY LICENCE REV S ROBINSON. BROUGHSHANE 1ST Presbyterian BALLYMENA RACAVAN. CO ANTRIM Value No.2 Civil Marriages 12/08/1882 JAMES EAKIN SHANEOGUESTOWN ENGINEMAN FA Presbyterian Bachelor (Previously unmarried) JAMES EAKIN LABOURER EDWARD CRAWFORD AGNES BROWN OLDSTONE FA Presbyterian Spinster (Previously unmarried) RANDAL BROWN LABOURER CATHERINE JOHNSTON BY LICENCE REV T LYLE. MUCKAMORE Presbyterian ANTRIM GRANGE OF MUCKAMORE CO ANTRIM Value No.3 Civil Marriages 16/09/1886 JAMES EAKIN UNION WORKHOUSE MASTER TAILOR FA Methodist Bachelor (Previously unmarried) WILLIAM EAKIN FARMER FREDERICK JAMES ELLIOTT ELEANOR MCCLENGHAN 25 MALONE TER LISBURN RD FA Methodist Spinster (Previously unmarried) JOHN MCCLENGHAN MECHANIC EMMA ADAMS BY LICENCE MINISTER J O PARK. UNIVERSITY RD Methodist BELFAST SHANKILL CO DOWN

Field Type Date Of Marriage Husband Firstname Husband Surname Husband Townland / Street Husband Occupation Husband Age Husband Denomination Husband Marital Status Husband Father Firstname Husband Father Surname Husband Father Occupation Husband Mother Firstname Husband Mother Surname Husband Witness Firstname Husband Witness Surname Wife Firstname Wife Surname Wife Townland / Street Wife Occupation Wife Age Wife Denomination Wife Marital Status Wife Father Firstname Wife Father Surname Wife Father Occupation Wife Mother Firstname Wife Mother Surname Wife Witness Firstname Wife Witness Surname Denomination Comment Street Town Area County Value No.4 Civil Marriages 21/04/1891 JAMES EAKIN 25 Sunnyville Street CABINET MAKER FA Methodist Bachelor (Previously unmarried) JOHN EAKIN CARPENTER ALEXANDER CRAIG JANE LONG 267 Springfield Road FA Methodist Spinster (Previously unmarried) JAMES LONG BLACKSMITH MARGARET JANE CRAIG BY LICENCE REV J W BALLARD. CRUMLIN ROAD Methodist BELFAST SHANKILL CO ANTRIM Value No.5 Civil Marriages 24/09/1898 JAMES EAKIN BUCKINGHAM ST., DUBLIN WOOD TURNER FA CHURCH OF IRELAND Bachelor (Previously unmarried) ROBERT EAKIN FARMER JOSEPH RIGBY MARGARET McCRUM COWAN STREET, NEWRY FA Church of Ireland Spinster (Previously unmarried) THOMAS McCRUM LABOURER MARY JANE GRACEY BY LICENCE REV W MOORE. ST PATRICKS NEWRY Church of Ireland NEWRY & MOURNE NEWRY CO DOWN

IRISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES LTD.: An Update: 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 message dated 17 February 2005, Jonathan Martin, National MicroMedia Ltd. sent me the following message: ÔÇÿA fair bit of the FreemanÔÇÖs Journal is now up and ready for viewing. Do have a look and let us know what you thinkÔÇÖ. On the website are the issues of the FreemanÔÇÖs Journal 1763-1821, 1872, 1900, 1919 and 1920. I have looked through the individual issues. Each newspaper issue appears in its own file and these can be browsed as desired.
However I found using the search function much easier and rewarding. I put in Mannion (a surname) and then looked at each reference. In the FreemanÔÇÖs Journal issue dated 7 March 1820, page 3, columns 1 ÔÇô 3, I found a Roscommon Assizes trial of nine persons which took place on 02 March 1820 with the newspaper story heading titled ÔÇ£The RibbonmenÔÇØ . On trial were Matthew Mannion, Patrick Gately, Bryan Hardiman, Thomas Maguire, Thomas Bryan, Michael Costello, John White, Patrick Mullagy and Patrick Rochford. All were found guilty and Matthew Mannion was sentenced capitally and the other eight were sentenced to transportation. The group of eight all arrived at Port Jackson (New South Wales) by July 1820. This trial and these ÔÇÿconvictsÔÇÖ will be further explored later this year by Perry McIntyre and myself. So you can see how fruitful it will be to have The FreemanÔÇÖs Journal newspaper 1763-1924 on line and word searchable at your local library (if they subscribe to the Irish Newspaper Archives) when it finally becomes available.
ÔÇ£In our collection we have complete archives of newspapers such as ÔÇ£The FreemanÔÇÖs JournalÔÇØ and ÔÇ£The NationÔÇØ from their inception. Irish Newspaper Archive will launch its digital database in 2005, the website will be launched with the full archives of The Irish Independent, Sunday Independent, The FreemanÔÇÖs Journal, The Nation, The Connaught Telegraph, The Meath Chronicle and The Anglo-Celt. Many other regional newspaper archives will be digitized and added to the site in a monthly process after the initial launch. All in all, the database runs from 1763 to current year. All the news titles are word searchable and date range indexed.
Members will have full access to all titles and will have a free forum for discussing and sharing their research. Irish Newspaper Archives will become a one-stop shop for researching IrelandÔÇÖs past. This site has been developed with large institutions and individuals in mind. It will become the largest and most advanced research tool for any institutions or individuals involved in research into IrelandÔÇÖs socio-political, historical and cultural heritageÔÇØ. End of the quote. There will be a quick search option and an advanced search option, including searching all the Newspapers or limiting your search to one or more titles. What are the System Requirements for using the Irish Newspapers Archive? In order to best utilise this resource, your Internet connection must be Broadband or ADSL. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded from the homepage.
Note: When the actual launch date and time is advised, I will issue a press release to all my Newsletter e-mail subscribers and to those who subscribe through the website of the Society of Australian Genealogists. This will include the website address, how to sign up on line and immediately commence your research. In the Q & A section on the home page many of your questions are answered:
1) How to Use the Frequently Asked Questions & Answers?
A: Read the questions, and if you find one which resembles your own, click on it. The question and answer will display at the top of your browser page.

2) What are the System Requirements for using this database?
A: In order to best utilise this resource your internet connection must be Broad band/ADSL. You will also need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which may be downloaded by clicking here.
3) Does this System work using a Mac?
A: Make sure you have the correct Internet Browser and Adobe reader version installed for you Operating system. To download Adobe plug-in for Mac please click here. If you are still having trouble viewing the newspapers, please send an email to micromedia@eircom.net Specify your Internet Browser and version, your Operating System and the version of Adobe you are using. Include any error message or event that is occurring when you try to view the newspaper articles.

4) Can non-members perform a search on this website?
A: You will be able to perform a search and generate a search result but the newspapers will not be accessible.

5) What are the advantages to signing up?
A: Only Fully Paid up member will have access to the internetÔÇÖs largest Irish online archive. Membership includes a host of facilities to help you in your research, these include Chat Rooms/Bulletin Boards, Linkages to other sites, Historical information with regards to the newspaper Industry in Ireland and access to a huge range of significant historical documents which are exclusive to this website.
To be continued on Page 13, Newsletter No. 7, Issue 4, April 2005
Book Review: Gravestone Inscriptions County Antrim, Volume 4: Old Families of Larne & District from Gravestone Inscriptions, Wills and Biographical Notes, compiled by George Rutherford and edited by R. S. J. Clarke (2004) published by the Ulster Historical Foundation, ISBN 1 903688 19 1, pps. 224. E£10.00 plus post.
Graveyards included are as follows: Pages. Chaine Park 1 ÔÇô 2 Chaine Memorial 3 Dromain Graveyard 4 Kilwaughter Cemetery 5 ÔÇô 26 Kilwaughter Old Graveyard 27 ÔÇô 44 Larne and Inver Old Graveyard (St. CedmaÔÇÖs) 45 ÔÇô 130 Larne and Kilwaughter Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Graveyard 131 ÔÇô 136 Larne First Presbyterian Church 137 Larne, McGarel Cemetery 138ÔÇô192 Larne, McGarel Cemetery, Roman Catholic Section 193-202 Larne, St. McNissiÔÇÖs Roman Catholic Graveyard 203-205
Larne is on the east coast of County Antrim where on a clear day, you can see across the Irish Sea to Scotland. The cemeteries included in this book, the fourth in a series on County Antrim, are in the Larne district. As usual with these inscriptions, the monumental inscription is supplemented by the will or wills, and this is expanded using biographical notes about the family. The inscriptions are set out in alphabetical order in each graveyard, with supplementary information immediately following each inscription (where available). The introduction on pages x ÔÇô xiii lists the churches in the area and the starting dates of available registers of baptisms (births), marriages and sometimes burials (deaths). Not all churches recorded burials.
In the inscriptions, recorded in alphabetical order, where another surname occurs the surname appears in the index with a cross reference to the surname on the gravestone on which the second surname is recorded. Additional surnames are recorded in the same manner. For example in Kilwaughter Cemetery in the townland of RoryÔÇÖs Glen and the civil parish of Kilwaughter the following gravestone inscription is recorded on page 5:
[Limestone headstone and enclosure]. In loving memory of Robert Apsley, Ballyrickard, who died 12th February 1904 aged 65 years. Also his son William Robert who died 22nd June 1899 aged 27 years. Also his mother Ellen McNAIR who died 3rd June 1879 aged 75 years. Also his father William Apsley who was interred in Inver church yard. And his wife Isabella D. BUCHANAN died 25th December 1935 aged 90 years. Annabella Apsley died 6th December 1946 at Rorysglen, Kilwaughter. Charles Apsley died 1st March 1955. Mary Agnes CRAWFORD died at Temora N.S.W., 22nd May 1937. James Apsley died at Sydney 22nd June 1945. His daughter Ellen NELSON died 2nd November 1935 aged 56 years. His daughter Jane MORRISON died 2nd January 1973 aged 92 years.
[Marriage: 15th inst. In Raloo Presbyterian Church, by Rev. James Whiteford, Mr William McFall of Ballyrickard, to Miss Martha Anne Apsley of same place. Larne Weekly Reporter, 18th November 1865.]
BUCHANAN: See APSLEY CRAWFORD: See APSLEY and HOLDEN McNAIR: See APSLEY MORRISON: See APSLEY and RAINEY NELSON: See APSLEY, ESLER, HOLDEN and McCULLOUGH
As you will note, the cross references to the other surnames occurring on the APSLEY gravestone leads the researcher to other associated family surnames but take care. There are 11 NELSON gravestones and these references may relate to other NELSON families. There are no CRAWFORD, McNAIR or MORRISON gravestones in their own plots in this graveyard but researchers can find the transcriptions in the cross-references provided.
The summary guide to documentary sources for the family and local historian on pages 206 ÔÇô 222 compiled by William Roulston covers the civil parishes of Inver, Kilwaughter and Larne. This covers civil registration, birth, death and marriage certificates, churches and their records, school records, 1901 census, valuation records including GriffithÔÇÖs, landed estate papers including the Antrim Estate, Agnew Estate, Armstrong Estate, Chaine Estate, Coey Estate and the Johnston Estate, Wills and testamentary records pre-1858 and post-1858. There are two pages of Connor Wills for Inver, Kilwaughter and Larne listing the testator surname, given name, location and year. The Larne & Inver National school has registers deposited in PRONI covering 1837-1942 (nine registers), Larne Model Agricultural school 1841-1901 (three registers, boys only) and Larne North End National school 1865-1958 (three registers, boys only). These are very early school registers. This book is recommended to all researchers with an interest in County Antrim and for libraries and family history societies.
Genealogical Workshops 2005: The Ulster Historical FoundationÔÇÖs Mastering Family History Workshop gives you the opportunity to carry out genealogical research in the main archives of Northern Ireland under the close supervision and guidance of the UHF research team. The three day workshops cater for delegates of all levels of experience and no previous knowledge of genealogical research in Ireland is necessary. Details are available on the website:
www.ancestryireland.com
With 48 yearsÔÇÖ experience of serving the wider Irish genealogical community, Ulster Historical Foundation can ensure that you make the most effective use of your time, leaving you more time to visit the land of your ancestors, and will greatly enhance your chances of success. These genealogical workshops are available with or without accommodation.
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March 2005 14th ÔÇô 16th April 2005 11th ÔÇô 13th
May 2005 9th ÔÇô 11th June 2005 13th ÔÇô 15th
July 2005 4th ÔÇô 6th August 8th ÔÇô 10th
September 2005 5th ÔÇô 7th October 2005 3rd ÔÇô 5th

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