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Research in Ireland - Guest Blog

   I'm just back from the 2013 Dublin Research Trip and I'd like to share with you some of the successes from the participants.  This week, Lorraine Walsh discusses her search for information on Edmund/Edward Walsh.  …

Back to Our Past

   The final day of the trip provides an opportunity to attend the Back To Our Past Conference at the RDS in Dublin.  This annual three day genealogy conference is part of the "Over 55 Show" and pulls in about 20,000 people.  …

Two Additional Days of Research

Central Catholic Library

   The research group has been so busy that I've gotten behind on my blogs.  On Thursday, the original schedule called for an orientation to the Registry of Deeds, but the group decided they would prefer to work elsewhere.  …

The Valuation Office

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   We're halfway through the week and today's focus was the Valuation Office.  The office is at the Irish Life Center where, until the end of September, the GRO was also located.  The good (make that not rainy) weather ended today with heavy rain falling all morning so we were all a bit wet and windblown when we arrived.  …

The National Archives

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   Today started with a surprise.  While enjoying a traditional Irish breakfast with some of the researchers, the gentleman at the next table inquired as to how we were enjoying Ireland and our genealogical research.  …

National Library

National Library

   Hard to believe I've been here a week already.  Today the group started their research at the National Library.  At 9:30 when the Library opened, we had an orientation by both the library staff and by the genealogy advisory service.  …

Walking Tour of Dublin

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   My group of people arrived in Dublin today to start their week of research.  The overnight trip from the U.S. can be tough and arriving before 8 a.m. guarantees that a room won't be ready.  …

National Library

   The National Library is open for half a day on Saturday, so I spent the morning working is the Manuscript Reading Room.  This is a separate location, down the street from the main library.  …

GRO-Dublin

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Werburgh Street

      My first day back in Dublin was full of errands in order to get ready for the researchers joining me on Sunday.  I did get a chance to get over to the "new" GRO.  The word put out when the announcement was made of a move, indicated that the new location on Werburgh Street was a terrible location.  …

GRONI

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   The General Register Office of Northern Ireland (GRONI) is night and day from the GRO in Dublin.  There are no indexes available for the time period after 1922 that cover Northern Ireland, so you need to visit this office to do your research in civil registration records.  …

PRONI

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   It was cold and rainy this morning, so I took a cab to PRONI.  I had a meeting set up with Jennifer Irwin and Joan Phillipson of Historical Research Associates to discuss an extension of the 2014 Research Trip to include Belfast.  …

Belfast

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   Arrived at Dublin Airport about 8:30 this morning, breezed through immigration (almost everyone on the flight was returning EU) and caught the 9:40 express bus to Belfast.  The bus had free wi-fi access which allowed me to catch up on some email.  …

Research at the Registry of Deeds

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   Today's the day…I've been on the road since about 9:30 this morning with a flight from Sarasota to JFK and then on to Dublin.  Unfortunately, my layover at JFK is about 8 hours!  The nice thing is that Aer Lingus now leaves from the JetBlue terminal, and if you have to be at JFK, that's the terminal to be in.  …

One Week and Counting

   Good News!  I just heard from Eileen O'Duill in Dublin that the General Register Office has made their move and opened in their new location at Werburgh Street today.  

   This time next week, I should be aboard my Aer Lingus flight from JFK to Dublin.  …

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