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A Monthly Newsletter: Editor: Terry Eakin, 334 Burns Bay Road, LANE COVE, NSW 2066
Contact E-mail address:
ISSN 1443-5888 Volume 7, No. 5, May 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 available free for downloading from
General Register Office: The General Register Office has moved from Dublin City to County Roscommon since my last newsletter in April 2005. This relocation has been over 10 years in the planning state and has now been executed. The old address at Joyce House, 8-11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2 was quite handy to the National Library and the Dublin City Library. A ÔÇÿresearch facilityÔÇÖ has been retained at Joyce House for visitors to Dublin and of course the citizens of Dublin City. I presume it keeps the large index books and some help to assist first time visitors and tourists.
The postal address and site address is: General Register Office, Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon Town, County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland. The phone number is 0011 353 90 6632 999 from here in Australia. Replace 0011 with your local International Access Code when ringing from elsewhere. Details of services now available and costs of certificates are available on line at:
Regnal Year: Often when reading old documents the reader comes across the regnal year and many do not understand the term or its significance. Until the 17th century deeds were dated by the current year of a monarchÔÇÖs reign which dated from the day, month and year of accession to the throne. Thus the regnal year 2 Charles I would be between 27 March 1626 to 26 March 1627. Acts of Parliament also were dated by the regnal year. Cut, paste and print this and keep a copy in your notes book for your visits to archives when researching early UK records or any records using the regnal dating system. Roman numerals were used to identify each monarch when there was more than one with the same name. The Roman numerals from one to ten in order were: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X.
Monarch Accession Date End of Reign Date
William I 14 October 1066 9 September 1087
William II 26 September 1087 2 August 1100
Henry I 5 August 1100 1 December 1135
Stephen 26 December 1135 25 October 1154
Henry II 19 December 1154 6 July 1189
Richard I 3 September 1189 6 April 1199
John 27 May 1199 19 October 1216
Henry III 28 October 1216 16 November 1272
Edward I 20 November 1272 7 July 1307
Edward II 8 July 1307 20 January 1327
Edward III 25 January 1327 21 June 1377
Richard II 22 June 1377 29 September 1399
Henry IV 30 September 1399 20 March 1413
Henry V 21 March 1413 31 August 1422
Henry VI 1 September 1422 4 March 1461
And 9 October 1470 14 April 1471

Edward IV 4 March 1461 9 April 1483
Edward V 9 April 1483 25 June 1483
Richard III 26 June 1483 22 August 1485
Henry VII 22 August 1485 21 April 1509
Henry VIII 22 April 1509 28 January 1547
Edward VI 28 January 1547 6 July 1553
Mary 6 July 1553 24 July 1554
Philip & Mary 25 July 1554 17 November 1558
Elizabeth I 17 November 1558 24 March 1603
James I 24 March 1603 27 March 1625
Charles I 27 March 1625 30 January 1649
Inter-regnum 30 January 1649 29 May 1660
Charles II 29 May 1660 6 February 1685
Reckoned from 30 January 1649
James II 6 February 1685 11 December 1688
Inter-regnum 12 December 1688 12 February 1689
William & Mary 13 February 1689 27 December 1694
William III 28 December 1694 8 March 1702
Anne 8 March 1702 1 August 1714
George I 1 August 1714 11 June 1727
George II 11 June 1727 25 October 1760
George III 25 October 1760 29 January 1820
George IV 29 January 1820 26 June 1830
William IV 26 June 1830 20 June 1837
Victoria 20 June 1837 22 January 1901
Edward VII 22 January 1901 6 May 1910
George V 6 May 1910 20 January 1936
Edward VIII 20 January 1936 11 December 1936
George VI 11 December 1936 6 February 1952
Elizabeth II 6 February 1952

Review: Kilcolman Parish Registers 1793-1814 & 1824-1900 with sections from Killorglin, Aglish, Kiltallagh, Knocknane and Molahiffe.
The original registers are held in Kilcolman Rectory, Milltown, County Kerry. They were microfilmed by the National Archives of Ireland in 2003 except for Molahiffe Marriages which were located after the filming and were included in photocopy form. The registers were transcribed by the late Jane V. Spring, retired manager of research with the Australia Council [of the Arts]. Jane published many scholarly and excellent works and had delivered this, her most recent manuscript, to the Indexer, two days before she collapsed. This was an illness from which Jane did not recover. May she rest in Peace.
Kilcolman Parish Church of Ireland registers were located by Jane Spring and after three years of persuasion the registers were microfilmed by the NAI in 2003. The registers are set out individually in chronological order in this book which makes for easy searching and the surname is in capital letters. This is supplemented by a complete individual index to full name and page number in the book. There is a brief history of the parish listing details of the various rectors who served the community. In the index I notice a lot of Leslie and Blennerhassett entries. This is the area that the great Church of Ireland Parish and Clergy Historian James Blennerhassett Leslie was born in 1865. A book recommended for libraries and for family historians with County Kerry ancestry.
Jane V Spring (ed.) Kilcolman parish registers, 1793-1814, 1824-1900, County Kerry, Church of Ireland with sections form Killorglin, Aglish, Kiltallagh, Knocknane, Molahiffe, published by John Spring & Louise Windeyer, Mudgee, 2003, ISBN 0-646-44524-3
Available from the author's sister Louise Windeyer, PO Box 245, Mudgee NSW 2850 Australia for $12.00 plus $3 postage and handling. Email
The 2005 SAG Tour to Ireland is closing in the next few weeks. There are still some places
available so please be quick. Tour departs Australia on 17 September for three weeks touring.
For full details email or phone Kate Sullivan on 02 8239
2555. Your only regret will be not going.

Archive CD Books Ireland was launched on the 23 March. For photos and details of the launch visit: ... php?t=5077
Archive CD Books Ireland are working in partnership with Trinity College Library (the largest library in Ireland) to digitise the old books in their care.
For more information visit their website and subscribe to their newsletter at:
All Irish products are expected in Australia around mid April 2005.
The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to cooperate with libraries, museums and record offices in providing assistance to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.
This service began trading on 23rd March, making available thousands of books already published by our international partners, as well as new Irish books on a monthly basis. Our May release includes:
. Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland 1824.
The Archive CD Books Project was Matier's 1835-6 Directory of Belfast start in England in 2000, and has now spread to several countries James Hardiman's History of Galway,
worldwide. Archive CD Books Ireland 1820 was established in 2005, with the aim of digitising our rich published Taylor & Skinner's, Road maps of Ireland,
heritage and making it available on 1783 CD-ROM. We are currently working in partnership with Trinity College and many more titles Library (the largest library in Ireland) to digitise the old books in their care.

Some of these I have purchased and used and find them easy to install and use. The Dublin Almanac and General Register of Ireland for the Year of our Lord 1845, being the eighth year of the Reign of her Present Majesty Victoria, by Pettigrew & Oulton (1845 edition). Euros 26.90 plus postage airmail. ISBN 1-846300-01-0. The first half of the book is a general register of all officials and administrative officers in Ireland, including fairs, the postal service, the legal establishment, peerage and precedence, the church, banks, colleges, railways and listings of all officials for every county and town in Ireland. This section continues with essential information about the British Empire. The second section of the book is a comprehensive Dublin Directory, including an alphabetical directory (every street, house number, and householderÔÇÖs name, with occupation), a street directory, a trades directory, and a directory of all public institutions and religions in the city. The book finishes with the annals of Dublin City from earliest times. All CDs are word searchable and are exact copies of the original publications.
System requirements: Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, etc. Apple Macintosh are the same for all these CD books which are published by Archive CD Books Ireland, Unit 1, Trinity Enterprise Centre, Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
SlaterÔÇÖs National Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846: Compendium of all Sections. This rare book includes a full commercial directory for the entire Island of Ireland. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. Slater took over PigotÔÇÖs important publication of commercial directories of Ireland, and this was the first instalment. It has almost twice as much detail as its predecessor (published in 1824), and is now an extremely rare item. The book is organised into four sections, by province, with additional details for the four main cities. ISBN 1-846300-07-X, Euros 59.90 plus postage.
James Alexander HendersonÔÇÖs, The Belfast and Province of Ulster Directory 1856. This book is an excellent commercial directory for the Province of Ulster. It is the third edition of a series published in various years between 1852 and 1900. The book contains a wealth of information about Belfast, and every county and town in Ulster. It includes a full street directory of Belfast and Ballymacarrett, an alphabetical list of inhabitants and a trade directory for Belfast, a detailed breakdown of public & private institutions and societies in Belfast and Ulster, a full list of all administrative offices and military positions for every county throughout the province, as well as an introduction to all nine counties, and a detailed trades directory for every town and village throughout Ulster. There is also a large number of illustrated advertisements which are included. ISBN 1-846300-08-8. Euros 29.90 plus postage.
Other publications by Archive CD Books Ireland include:
PigotÔÇÖs Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Compendium of all sections, ISBN 1846300-27-4 priced at Euros 49.51;

MatierÔÇÖs Belfast Directory for 1835-36, priced at Euros 16.45, ISBN 1-846300-25-8;

HarveyÔÇÖs Waterford Almanac and Directory for 1866, priced at Euros 16.45, ISBN 1846300-23-1;

A Complete Catholic Directory, Almanack and Registry, Vol. 2, 1837, priced at Euros 16.45, ISBN 1-846300-22-3; and

James HardimanÔÇÖs History of the Town and County of the town of Galway, priced at Euros 24.71, ISBN 1-846300-26-6. Check out the full list at

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