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Re-Imagining the National Library 6
Family History & the Transatlantic Cable 9
Certificate of Successful Vaccination 13
WW1, Ireland’s Coastal Battlefield & the Untimely Death of Able Seaman George Jones 14
61,000 Women: Assisted Emigration from Irish Poor Law Unions to the North American Colonies in the mid-nineteenth century 22
The O’Donnell Clan Revival 29
Genealogy in the Raw – 400 years of Mayo Family History 40
“Paradise Alley” – The fact and fiction in a Docklands school 47
New Catholic Church Records for Rathangan, Co. Wexford 1807-1811 55
The Cavanagh Family of Venado Tuerto & the Irish in Argentina 59
Auschwitz – The Silver Fox Stole – From the Recorded Memoirs of Theresa Gericke 67
Beyond 2022: the Creation of a Virtual Record Treasury 71

The Black & Tans in Mayo 75

The Evolution of Genetic Genealogy in Ireland 79
The Irish DNA Atlas – The Latest Developments 83

St. Columbanus & the Genealogy of the Irish Saints 88
Irish Monastic Schools in Europe 96

Irish Heraldry’s Unfinished Business 101
Obituaries 110


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Journals of the Genealogical Society of Ireland 2000 – 2012 (covers and table of contents)

In the earlier years of that period, journals were issued on a quarterly basis, but in later years these had reduced to 1 journal per annum.

Vol. 13 (2012) 
Dedication – Jean Reddin, RIP, -, Page 1 / The Montgomery Orphans: Dundalk Workhouse 1842, Hall, Brendan, Page 4 / Portumna & Gort Bridewell in 1851, -, Page 12 / Fr. John Smyth, O.M.I., McDonnell, Annette, Page 13 / The Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin, Clarke, Howard R., Page 16 / Archdeacon James Tierney’s Carte De Visite, Hall, … See more
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Vol. 12 (2011)
Flanagans, Halligans and Byrnes – My Ancestors from Co. Louth / Tombstone Inscriptions of Kilconickny and Lickerrig, Co. Galway / Pedigree of the Fallons of Turloughmore, Co. Galway / Francis Duffy from Ballybay to Australia – A Policeman’s Biography / The Gauls of Rathasker Road, Naas / Logues of Stillorgan and ‘The King’s Speech’ / The Last Word – Irish Wills and Testamentary Records / An Emigrant’s Story – Eight Years in New York / James Lynch, Carnamoyle, Co. Donegal, Ireland / Lawless of Connacht / Miscellaneous Information from the Irish Year Book 1921 / The Saundersons of Farranseer, Co. Cavan [Front Cover: Kilconickny Church, Loughrea, Co. Galway]
Vol. 11 (2010)
Photos of Daniel O’Connell’s Tomb, Glasnevin Cemetery / Welcome by An Cathaoirleach / Kennerk Family History / The End? / A Sequal to the SS Hare Story / The Bourne Family of Co. Dublin / List of Holders of Publican Licences in West Donegal / Relative Protocols / George O’Brien, RIP / The Moon and Agnew Families of Co. Tyrone / Peter Graham 1847-1918 /The Chronicler of Jewish Irelan… See more
Vol. 10 (2009)
Editorial / Kenure, The Mansion That No One Would Buy /A Wedding in Time of Famine / Sources: a NLI Database for Irish Research / Offences Committed in Co. Kilkenny 1861-1862 / The Mooneys of Trudder – A Farm and a Family / Genealogy at the Guinness Archive / The Cottingham Family 1500-1875 / Look Back in Wonder: Online Photographs from the National Library of Ireland / Soldier, Adv… See more
Vol 8 (should be Vol. 9) (2008)
Editorial / R. Griffith in India (1770-1780) / A Wedding in 1906 / An Annotated Listing of Published Memorial Memorial Inscriptions of Leitrim / James Johnston (1845-1916) A Miller’s son from Cornacarrow, Co. Monaghan / The Way We Were in 1859 / Irish Heraldic Law – Problems of Autocthony in A Successor State / Letters from Rhode Island – A Brief Biography of Brigid Murphy (1886-1920) / Recollections of My Irish Grandparents / Tracing a First World War Soldier / Ancestral Lineage of Paul McNulty as Gleaned from Early to Mid-19th Century Records [Front Cover: British Railways, Dún Laoghaire Pier, Football Team April 30th 1949]
Vol. 8 (2007)
The Secret Life of a Dublin Dental Assistant / Thomas O’Brien – A Forgotten Local Patriot / Thomas Griffith, Comic Actor & Freemason / Open the 1926 Census / Three Little Words / An Account of the last voyage of the SS Hare – December 1917 / 1 1906 Case of Alcoholic Poisoning / Galway Bi-lingual Society – Bi-lingual Education in Ireland and Belgium / Fiadhnaise Nua – The Line of Jame… See more
Vol. 7 No. 1 (2006)
Heraldic Legislation for Ireland / Seaton Windmill Families II – The Callan Windmill / Notes on some residents of Prince of Wales Terrace, Bray, Co. Wicklow / Query Received from Robert T. Bond / Grand Uncle’s Medal / “Murder Will Out – Irish Murder Cases” review / The Muster Rolls of the Kilkenny Militia in the 17th and 18th Centuries / Swift Justice / New Publication “Memoria… See more
Vol. 7 No. 2 (2006)
Skeealyn Vannin – Stories of Mann. A Miscellany on the History, Culture and Language of the Isle of Man / The Sinking of the “Longford” Canal Boat, November 1845 / The Burning of Bridget Buckley / The Trouble with Wills / The Society’s Lecture Programme for 2006 / Heraldic Legislation for Ireland (Up-date on Article in Vol. 7 No. 1 2006) / Stand and Deliver! / Some 1916 Drogheda WWI Casualties / Roches in Newfoundland / The Irish Law of Arms – A Lingering Question of Authority / Deansgrange Cemetery Burial Records 1873 / A Word from the Editor [Front Cover: Deansgrange Burial Register ]
Vol. 6 No. 1 (2005)
The Irish Manuscript Genealogies – Fact or Fiction / The Ups and Downs of a World War II Glider Pilot / The Martyn Tribe of Galway – An Outline of Our Clans and Septs / Irish Postal History circa 1660 to circa 1860 / A Callery Makes Good in America / Intimidation in Parliamentary Elections: Kerry 1835 / Family of Arthur Hill Griffith (1810-1881) / Some VIP Signatuires c. 1922 that Pose a Problem / The Senior Line of the Gabhal Raghnail / Army Records: Chaplains’ Returns, A Genealogical Source / Writing the Story [Front Cover: James Callery and his wife Rose Ann (née Dowling)
Vol. 6 No. 2 (2005)
A Word from the Edior / The McGarvey and O’Donnell Families of Butte, Montana / Index of Deansgrange Cemetery Burials – Part Three / Plucky Rescue – Morriscastle 1902 / The Emperor’s Gift / Ulysses Burgh (c. 1640-1692) / Rescue at Wicklow Head / The Meelick Obituary / Our Family History – Echoes from the Past / The Hearth Money Rolls for Co. Wicklow – An Introduction / List of Approved Retailers of Radio Receiving Sets / Patrick Boden’s Attempted Insurance Fraud [Front Cover: John James O’Byrne & Alice Farnan in 1925
Vol. 6 No. 3 (2005)
Obituary – Sister M. Bernadette de Lourdes O’Carm / A Galway Lawyer at the Confederation of Kilkenny (Richard Martin Fitz Oliver of Dun Guaire, c. 1602-1648) / The Surnames of Meates and Mates and DNA Testing / Conroys in Mountrath & Mountmellick, Co. Laois at 1901 Census / Intimidation at Parliamentary Elections: Carlow 1835 / Elements of a Dade Register /List of Approved Retailers of Radio Receiving Sets – Part Two / The Murder of Lieutenant W. Newcole [Front Cover: Sister M. Bernadette de Lourses O.Carm with President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House)
Vol. 6 No. 4 (2005)
A Very Special Occasion / Who Did Design the European Flag? / What, Me a Genealogist? / The Gentleman Soldier / The Tin Box under the Bed / From the Potato Famine to the Palace – The Brannigans of Knockaraha in Mayo / “Wish Me Well – Notes on my Sleeve” review / Valentia Story / Rental of a County Cavan Estate, c. 1802 / Man Almost Buried Alive in Delgany, Co. Wicklow / Pilot Officer Norman Robinson (1917-1943) Killed in Action, World War II [Front Cover: Tony McCarthy, new President of the Society with Vice-President, James Davidson]
Vol. 5 No. 1 (2004)
Adam Smyth (1875-1918) Post Office Sorter on Royal Mail Steamer “Leinster” / From Dublin to Devon in Search of a Maritime Past / Quirky Entries from The Cork Merchantile Chronicle / The Death of Thomas Bewley in an 1889 Dublin Industrial Gas Accident / A Note on Cornelius Fennessy, OSA / James Terry’s Legacy / The Gentleman Soldier / James Gunning – A Dalkey Man in Her Majesty’s Navy / Royal Hibernian Military School Extant Records / The Anglo-Norman Origins & Genealogy of the De La Launde Family / GSI Publications [Front Cover: Man-of-War’s men drawn from life by George Thomas ]
Vol. 5 No. 2 (2004)
A Letter from Artur Vicars, Ulster / Post Office Staff on the RMS Leinster / An Litor, An Comhairle agus An Leabhair / Cakes went to Charity… / A Doctor on the ‘Leinster’ / Byrne Memorials in the Cemetery of the Holy Cross, Arklow / Enniskillen Advertisments 1897 / The Sligo Petitioners 1826 / The Parents of Chamber Music / News from the Past / Shirley Estate Loan Book 1827 to 1845 / Oscar Wilde’s Friend and Benefactor, Helen Carew (c. 1856-1928) / Ordinations 1940 [Front Cover: grave of Oscar Wilde, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris ]
Vol. 5 No. 3 (2004)
The Brown Family of Dundalk – Millers, Lawyers and Olympic Champions / Miscellaneous Press Cuttings Recorded in Dillon Family Bible / Dean’s Grange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin – The First 100 Burials / The Need for Corroboration / Attack on the Martello Tower at Cork / Ireland of the Hidden Centuries / The Forde Sept / A Gem from the Past / Some Warrens of Corduff / School Register Records for the Christian Brothers School, Dun Laoghaire 1927 to 1931 / Waterford Spanish Civil War International Brigaders Remembered [Front Cover: School Register, CBS, Dún Laoghaire]
Vol. 5 No. 4 (2004)
Extract from ‘The Book of Dead Names’ / Captain Herman Goertz – Activities of a German Secret Agent During WW2 in Ireland / Book Review – Carrickbrennan Cemetery Inscriptions / Write Now! Publishing a Family Newsletter / A Cook Street Lease from 1689 / Deansgrange Index of Burials from 1865 to 1869 / Some Facts and Myths of Heraldry / School Registers – CBS, Dun Laoghaire 1927 to 1931 (Part 2) / Cornelius Fennessy and the Need for Corroboration / Sgt. Major Cornelius Coughlan, VC / Contributors to ‘An Daonchartlann’ Fund [Front Cover: Workers in Deansgrange Cemetery circa 1930s ]
Vol. 4 No. 1 (2003)
Fire in Patrick Street, Dublin 1861 / Corporal John Lyons, VC (1825-1867) /An Ulster/French Marriage / ‘Empress of Ireland’ – The Story of an Edwardian Liner / Hugh McCarthy’s Sick Leave / The Proposed Dublin to Kilkenny Railway 1837 / Table of Improvements in Locomotive Engines 1829-35 / Imirce / Early Days! / Extracts from St. Nicholas Register, Liverpool / Missing Sources of Genealogical Data / Oath of a Substitute or Volunteer Militiaman / The Genealogical Material in the Depositions of 1641 / From Thornhill to Grange: One Lady’s Journey / Notes on the 1793 Relief Act / Calendar of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland 1931 / Problems with the 1901 Census / Names from a Medieval Inquisition at Shankill, Rathmichael and Dalkey / Irish Crime Statistics 1837-46 / Assizes Intelligence July 1843 / Review: ‘John O’Donovan’s Origin and Meaning of Irish Family Names…’ / Review: St. Anne’s – The Story of a Guinness Estate’ / GSI Publications [Front Cover: King’s Bridge Station, Dublin]
Vol. 4 No. 2 (2003)
Julia Merriman / Records and History of the Church of St. Nicholas of Myra, Dublin / A Piece of Daniel O’Connell’s Family Tree / Quirky Entries from ‘Walker’s Hibernian Magazine’ / David Nagle – Whiteboy & Emigrant / High Sheriffs of County Down 1714-1857 / John McGrath of Cashel – the Story of a Convict / Fire in Patrick Street, Dublin – Addendum / High Sheriffs County Armagh 1714-1857 / The Death of District Inspector Michael Hunt RIC / The Genealogy Book of MacGovern / The Ballykinlar Book [Front Cover: Julia Merriman ]
Vol. 4 No. 3 (2003)
The Tallest Windmill in Ireland / The Depositions of 1641 / Shirley Estate (Co. Monaghan) Petition / Irish Manuscripts Commission / Medieval Surnames in North County Dublin / Origins of My Family / Birthday of Thomas Oriel Foster / Reviews: ‘The 1st Royal Irish Rifles in the Great War’ and ‘Through the Streets Broad and Narrow: A History of Dublin Trams /Surnames / The Battle of Carrickshock / The ‘Evening Freeman’ (Extracts) May 1848 / More Quirky Entries from ‘Irish Marriages from Walker’s Hibernian Magazine’ / A Legacy from the RIC / Newspaper and Journal Listing 1922 / The Cow Pock Institution / Modern Ireland’s Electors’ Lists / Kirwans from Galway in a Well Worn Prayer-book / The Death of Darby Gormley – 1844 [Front Cover: Tallest Windmill in Ireland, Seaton, Dundalk, Co. Louth c. 1860]
Vol. 4 No. 4 (2003)
1891 Ardee Union Board of Guardians – Condemned Cottages / The Police in Arklow 1891 to 1911 / Transcription of Graveyard Inscriptions from Devinish Island. Lough Erne / Bradys in the Meath Remnants – Census of 1821 / Census Extracts 1911 Dunsany Village, Co. Meath / Dublin Street Names / In Search of a Franciscan in Kilmacow / The Shooting of D.I Hunt – The Official Version / Precedence Amongst Ladies / Derrynacong – Nineteenth Century Records / The Ubiquitous Byrnes / KJings of Arms and Heralds [Front Cover: Ganzey Village, Dunsany, Co. Meath ]
Vol. 3 No. 1 (2002)
Early Research into the Elmes Family / Kenilworth Square, Rathgar, Dublin – Family Scaps / The Bridgemans of Co. Clare / Names from the Dublin Corporation Reports of 1908 / A Family of Little Importance / Patrick McMahon of Torrodile, Co. Limerick / Vere Foster and the ‘City of Mobile’ / Patrick Hanratty, Convict / Loughlinstown Workhouse in the 1840s / My Cavan Connections / Murder Case in Wexford in 1824 / The British National Inventory of War Memorials / An Ulster Migration to Arklow 1597 / Limerick Assizes, March 1815 / GSI Publications [Front Cover: Vere Foster (1898) ]
Vol. 3 No. 2 (2002)
Medieval Freeholders in Finglas, Co. Dublin. / Enniscorthy – The Portsmouth Estates in 1829 / Pádraig Mac Piarais agus Tochailt an Phóir / Orphans’ Records from the Irish Curch Missions / Corn Exchange Buildings Company, Dublin, 1815 / Joseph White and the ‘The National Cap’ / Peoples of the Irish Diaspora – Danial J.J.P. O’Connell & Eliz. A. Leyne; Margaret Moore / Occupants of the Village of Deansgrange, Co. Dublin 1846-1895 / Robert Emmet and His People / Maud’s Story / Unclaimed Money / Monaghan Assizes, September 1797 / New Publications from the GSI [Front Cover: Robert Emmet]
Vol.3 No. 3 (2002)
A Missionary of Sterling Worth / Canadian Subscriptions to the Building of Armagh RC Cathedral, 1857 / The Emigrant Children of Rev. John Elmes / ‘Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross’ / The Kynoch Explosives Works, Arlkow 1849-1919 / Violent Crime in Ireland 1838-42 / People of the Irish Diaspora – Michael J. Dolan (1853-1927) / In praise of the Irish Militia / Names and More Na See more
Vol. 3 No. 4 (2002)
Who Was Daniel Byrne / Letters to Roseanne Reynolds, 1901-9 / Some County Assizes, 1799 / An Eviction in Co. Louth in 1884 and… / Names, Trades and Occupations List for Arklow 1870-9 / The Proposed Cork to Passage Railway 1837 / The Royal Hibernian Military School / Callery Research – A Work in Progress! / The Gaelic Genealogies of the Irish / Noda, the Scribally Contracted Forms Used in Irish Manuscripts / Golden-Ball / Sligo Co. Council & Chief Officials 1922 / Patrick Joseph Collins (1908-1992) / Michael Collins International Fund Raiser / Arriving in Galway 1794 / GSI Journal: Index of Articles by Author Volume 3 [Front Cover: Frederick Leonard Palmer, RHMS 1905]
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2001)
Edengora School, Co. Meath – Pupils 1865-1905 / Tracing Medical Ancestors in the Archives of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / Notes on the Skellys of Drogheda and Nugents of St. Croix. / The Battle of Vinegar Hill (index) / Making Peace with History / The Wild Irish? / A Letter from the Front, December 1915 / The Mutiny of the North Tipperary Militia 1856 / Relief of Distress in Ireland 1847 / Memorial of the Tenantry of Cashel, Co. Monaghan, 1848 / Burys in and out of Dublin / People of the Irish Diaspora: Bridget Mary Corcoran; Colletons from Kilkenny; Laurence McQuown. [Front Cover: Edengora School Register ]
Vol. 2 No. 2 (2001)
Simpson’s Hospital: A Genealogical Source / A Genealogical Puzzle / A Polley family of Belfast in the Great War / Driving Offences in Dublin in 1916 / Extract from the ‘Hibernian Magazine’ July 1783 / Oath of Allegiance 1829 / The Annals of the Pile Family / Dublin’s Deserted Children / Rev. Patrick Henry Kilduff / The Irish in Newcastle and County Durham: Sources for Genealogical Study / Comments on ‘MacBride’s Brigade: Irish Commandos in the Anglo-Boer War’ /New Publication in the Irish Genealogical Sources Series / The Unused Rail Ticket / Vere Foster’s County Louth Emigrants, 1856 / Edward Curran of Cardiff (1881-1937) / Review: ‘The 1848 Petitions: The William Smith O’Brien Petition’ [Front Cover: Rev. Patrick Henry Kilduff from Co. Offaly and his Mary Ann Collingwood Paterson and children, Henry (left), Isabella on father’s lap and Willie holding his gun – taken circa 1884]
Vol 2 No. 3 (2001)
Presentation of Arms to the GSI / The Charity of Mars / Notes on the Allen Family History / The Search for the Real Jack Dawson / The Patriotic Fund for County Louth 1854/5 / A Wet Day in the Garda Museum / The Papers of a Coote Estate in Laois and Dublin: A Genealogical Source / Family and Other Histories / Cardinal Wiseman Visits Ireland / Irish ‘Land League’ Minutes in the 1880s / People of the Irish Diaspora: Paul Cole Atkinson; George Eaton; Martin and Bridget Sheedy; Charles James Griffith; Timothy Donovan; Daniel Riordan; Margaret Ryan / The Ordinary People – Us? / Soldiers Who Died in the Great War 1914-1919 / From The Westmeath Examiner, 23rd Sept. 1882 / The Matthews of Glamorgan and South Kilkenny / The Phonograph / Society publications / New Publication: ‘History of the Royal Hibernian Military School Dublin [Front Cover: Arms of the Genealogical Society of Ireland]
Vol. 2 No. 4 (2001)
Nun’s Cross School, Ashford, Co. Wicklow / Nixons of Antrim and Monaghan / Ardee Convent Subscriptions Fund 1855/6 / Comments on Police Casualties in Ireland 1919-1922 / Downpatrick Assizes, March 1796 / Dublin County Council 1922 / A Small Graveyard in a Dublin Gospital / Kinsale Petition 1792 / A Cavan – West Indian Connection / Build Your Own Genealogy Library / Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim – Some Local History / Inscription at St. Mary’s (C. of I.) Cathedral, Tuam / Twenty-seven Orphans of the 27th Regt. of Foot / A Work in Progress (King James’s Irish Army List) / Dowling and Dunning Families of the Parishes of St. Peter & Drum / Dublin Corporation 1813 – Resolution / Tried at Trim / Index of Articles by Author GSI Journal Volumes 1 and 2 [Front Cover: The North Gate, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim]
Vol. 1 No. 1 (2000)
Editorial / Staffords from Wexford, Ireland to Lanark County, Canada /Harrigans and Crosbys – A Genealogical Study /The Gilbert Library – facing the future / Aome Useful Irish Connections / Stories from a Graveyard / Irish One Name Studies / Aspects of Clann Uí Riain / Regional & North South Proposal onm the Records of the General Register Office, Dublin [Front Cover: Arms of O Conor Don, President of the Society ]
Vol. 1 No. 2 (2000)
The Lawrence Collection / A Dún Laoghaire Priest / What do you mean – Scottish OPRs / Women of Faith / Cornelius Gallagher / Whatever Happened to…? / Extracts from the Kingstown Monthly April 1895 / Convicts awaiting transportation 1815 / Bankrupts / 19th Century in-migration into Bessbrook / Missing relatives – 1911 Census extracts / Memories of times past – Swords / Pawnbrokers of Dublin 1831 / The Stanley Surname / Young’s Tour in Ireland 1776-1779 / Relative on the last voyage of ‘Leinster’. [Front Cover: from left Norman Duffy, Seán Kane & Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Larry Butler outside Seapoint Martello Tower ]
Vol. 1 No. 3 (2000)
Death of Society President / The Famine in Schull, Co. Cork / Grandfather’s Account Book / Connaught Population in 1841 & 1926 / The Family Bible as a Source for Family History / Was your Ancestor a Dentist? / Searching for Salway-Goddar / Whitty Clan Rally, May 2000 / The Wicklow Masonic Lodge / UCD Genealogy Courses / Letter from America / A Voyage to New Zealand , 1852 / Ind… See more
Vol. 1 No. 4 (2000)
Extracts from Annual Report 2000 / The Bell / Soldiers of the South Irish Horse who died in WWI / Scheme for the establishment of District Nurses in the Pooerer Parts of Ireland / Cheastt/Kirwan Marriage Settlement, 1879 / Castlecore, Co. Longford / A Ryan Family Reunion / Father James O’Dwyer / Christopher Swinbourne, Pioneer Photographer / Sentences at Maryborough Assizes, Ma… See more

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