11 February 2011

NEWS: PRONI, GRO, AND IGP (enough acronyms for ya?)

     PRONI The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) has announced that the Cregagh self-service microfilm facility will be closed as of March 16th.   Full service will resume when the new PRONI Headquarters at the Titanic Quarter in Belfast opens on 30 March 2011! Check PRONI online for updates on the grand opening: http://www.proni.gov.uk/
     GRO The General Register Office (GRO)of the Republic of Ireland has an online website that no Irish family history researcher should miss. The site is full of information regarding birth, marriage, and death records (and adoption and stillbirth records). The GRO does not perform genealogical research, but will provide copies of the public records to persons who supply the needed information and fees. Remember, also, that records for certain years for both the Republic and for Northern Ireland are found at the GRO. For example, birth records from January 1864 to December 1921 are available for both the Republic and Northern Ireland.
      Records can now be ordered ONLINE from the GRO.
      Check out the GRO website: http://www.groireland.ie/
    IGP  Also, it is time once again to check out the updates to the Irish Genealogical Projects' databases (IGP)(thanks to Christina Finn Hunt):
IRELAND Country - Miscellaneous
Fenianism and School Teachers 33 names

ANTRIM - Headstones
Ballintoy (CoI) Cemetery - Part 2 (updated)

ARMAGH - Headstones
Tynan RC Graveyard (partial)

DOWN - Headstones
Belfast, Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland (Walled) Cemetery Pt1
Belfast, Knockbreda Parish Church of Ireland (Walled) Cemetery Pt2
Dundonald, St. Elizabeths Parish Church (CoI) Graveyard

DUBLIN - Headstones
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Parts 16 - 18

GALWAY - Vitals
Tuohy, Julia May 4, 1886

LEITRIM - Headstones
Drumshanbo, St. John's Church of Ireland - partial

LIMERICK - Cemetery
Mt. St. Lawrence Cemetery, Limerick, Co. Limerick - Gilligan 1855-2008
(PDF file)

MONAGHAN - Headstones - All Partial sets
Aghabog Parish Church
Ballinode Church - Tydavnet Parish, St Dympna's
Ballybay, 2nd Presbyterian
Cahans Presbyterian Church Graveyard
Carrickmacross, St Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery

TIPPERARY - Vital Records
Fitzgerald, Maria - Donovan, Edmond February 20, 1897
Talbot, Mary - Doyle, James November 9, 1834

WICKLOW - Headstones
Kilquade Cemetery, Pt. 2
St. Patrick's Church, Enniskerry - Part 4

INDEX: http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/