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North Irish Roots – Volume 30.2 Autumn 2019

Now in our 40th year of promoting and encouraging the private and public study
of family history, genealogy, heraldry and local history.

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Contents

  • Editorial
  •  President’s Report
  • Courses and Events
  • Branch Programmes
  • Additions to the Library
  • Be a Recruiting Sergeant
  • Competition Result – Scandal, Surprise, Shock
  • Family Tree Live at Alexandra Palace
  • John O’Neil and the Molly Maguires – Betty O’Neil
  • Shocking Accident – Joan Hughes
  • NIFHS@40
  • Scandal, Surprise, Shock – Frances Maxine (McIntyre) Benson
  • Need Some Ideas?
  • Sally Arsenic – Carmel Wilson
  • B.B.C.
  • The Northern Irish in North America: Three Family Chronicles – Zita Ballinger Fletcher
  • Lisburn – Parish of Blaris
  • DNA – breaking down brick walls (and building new ones). The Bracegirdle Family – Julie Tadman
  • Dobbs Report
  • How We Lived Then – Michael McKeag
  • Add some colour to your life
  • A Family Odyssey – Linda Hooke
  • The Fighting Irish
  • The Thomas Hughes Family Odyssey – Jacqueline Hughes
  • William Marks and Margaret Campbell – (Northern) Ireland to Scotland – Mary Clarke
  • Profile Forms & Contacting Members
  • Members’ Interests – Names Being Researched
  • Register of Reciprocal Research
  • Members’ Interests – Queries

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North Irish Roots on JSTOR


Associate Membership Renewal for 2020 – £18

Using the online PayPal system for renewals helps to speed up processing them.
Your continued support of the work of the Society will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

North Irish Roots – Volume 30.1 Spring 2019

Contents

  • Front cover of North Irish Roots Vol. 30.1Editorial
  • President’s Report
  • Raising the Dead
  • Courses and Events, Spring 2019
  • Additions to the Library
  • Leases – donated by Kevin Doyle
  • Church of Ireland Parish Registers
  • School Records
  • Absent Voters List
  • Family Heirlooms return home to Northern Ireland after 120 Years
    – donated by June Smith
  • Clonamullog to Canada: an Unlikely Connection – John Maguire
  • Irish Dog Licences
  • Hong Kong & Beyond – Michael McKeag
  • The Royal Victoria Hospital
  • Archibald Hutchinson’s Bequest
  • Commentary on Dobbs’s Report (1796) – Stephen N. Stuart
  • My Family Odyssey – Robert Christie
  • Back To Our Past
  • Obituary – Rosalind Scrine (1942-2019)
  • Samuel Alexander Hill, Meteorologist – Chris Hill
  • Profile Forms & Contacting Members
  • Members’ Interests – Names Being Researched
  • Members’ Interests – Queries
  • Register of Reciprocal Research

More about North Irish Roots


Associate Membership Renewal

Using the online PayPal system for renewals helps to speed up the process of Renewals.
Your continued support of the work of the Society will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

North Irish Roots – Volume 29.2 Autumn 2018

image of Volume 29.2 CoverContents

  • Editorial
  • Associate Members – Renewal
  • President’s Report
  • 1st October 1918-2018 – 100th Birthday of David Honneyman
  • 4th September 1979 – Inaugural Meeting, North of Ireland Family History Society
  • 8th September 2018 – Inaugural Meeting, South Tyrone Branch
  • Obituary – Jeanne Jordan by Rosemary Sibbett
  • Obituary – Muriel Sherlock by Ann Robinson
  • Obituary – John McCabe by Ann Robinson
  • Courses and Events, Autumn 2018
  • Competition – Scandal, Surprise, Shock
  • Branch Programmes
  • Additions to the Library
  • From County Down to Down Under – A Modern Migrant’s Voyage into the Unknown … by John Maguire
  • Mrs Copley by Ian Mack
  • The Search for John Moran by Elizabeth Scott
  • A Woman Scorned … – Breach of Promise: Harvey v Johnston by Maggie Johnston
  • Divine Intervention by Marie Crowley
  • A Tragic WW1 Romance Remembered by Trevor Whittley
  • Moore of Grangebawn – An Emigration Story by William Stranney
  • The Mystery of the Postcard Album by Elizabeth Scott
  • Correspondence – Waugh
  • Recent Records
  • Profile Forms & Contacting Members
  • Members’ Interests – Queries
  • Members’ Interests – Names Being Researched
  • Register of Reciprocal Research

More about North Irish Roots


Associate Membership Renewal

Using the online PayPal system for renewals helps to speed up the process of Renewals.
Your continued support of the work of the Society will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

North Irish Roots – Volume 29.1 Spring 2018

Volume 29.1 – Spring 2018.

Contents

  • Editorial
  • President’s Report
  • Money
  • Obituary – John McKee
  • A Programme of Courses for the Spring
  • Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Certificates
  • An Old Ballymacarett Graveyard – Charlotte Murtagh
  • A Family Secret Revealed – Elizabeth Scott
  • War Memorials
  • NIFHS Research Centre
  • Encounter in Nigeria Demolishes a ‘Brick Wall’ – Elizabeth Scott
  • FindingYour Ancestors – Martin l/FDowell
  • Maisie & Daisy
  • Additions to the Library 1 & 2
  • Correction: Members A4262 & A4266
  • I am a Nevin: the Pedigree of Eliza Hurst – Karen Mather
  • Maisie & Daisy – Answer
  • Recent Records
  • NIFHS Branch Publications
  • NIFHS Research Booklets
  • In the Footsteps of Joseph & Ruthven Emerson – Suzanne Spohn 3
  • To the Trustees & Governing Body of the Matilda Hospital, Short Summary of Vacation and Study Tour – Howard Montgomery
  • NIFHS County Booklets
  • Story of a Life – Eibhlin Moore
  • Members’ Interests
  • Names Being Researched
  • Members’ Interests – Queries
  • Register of Reciprocal Research
  • Names and Addresses

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Associate Membership Renewal

Using the online system helps to reduce the administration work needed to process the Renewals.
Your continued support of the work of the Society will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

NIFHS Smile & Shop

Do you shop on Amazon UK?  If so, next time use the website smile.amazon.co.uk instead of www.amazon.co.uk.
Amazon will then, at no cost to you, pay 0.5% of your purchase price (less VAT etc.) to a charity of your choice.
One of the charities now available is The North of Ireland Family History Society.
Use this full name (as registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland) in the Charitable Organisations search box
and when displayed in the search results list Select this charity name.

Share this NIFHS Smile & Shop news with your family and friends.
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Update: 23 September 2019

Good news!
AmazonSmile is now available in the Amazon Shopping App to all AmazonSmile customers using supported Android devices.

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support The North of Ireland Family History Society in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device!
Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android device.
  2. View Settings and select AmazonSmile.
  3. Follow the in App instructions to complete the process.

If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, update your App. Click here for instructions.

AmazonSmile is not currently available for iOS users.

 

North Irish Roots – Volume 28.2 Autumn 2017

Volume 28.2 – Autumn 2017.

Contents

Editorial
President’s Report
Causeway Coast & Glens Genealogy Course
Courses and Events, Autumn 2017
Ballymena Family History Fair
Branch Programmes
Additions to the Library
My Family Odyssey – Catherine Quinn
NIFHS at Who Do You Think You Are? Live
A Short Account from Day to Day of Our Voyage on the S. S. Arawa – Michael Duffy
Thom’s Ireland, City and Regional Directories, 1847-1946
C4 Gems – Family Histories
Volunteers, Please
Maisie’s Illustrated Relatives
Jewish Birth, Naming, Marriage & Death Practices – Rivka Goldblatt
Do You Know the Jamisons of Mountpottinger, Belfast or Glasgow? – Charlotte Murtagh
Betham, Crossle & Thrift Genealogical Abstracts
From Corraglass to the Cape Colony – the Life of Loftus Albert Maguire (1881-1942) – John Maguire
Review – The Top 300 Surnames of Derry-Londonderry by Brian Mitchell – Brian O’Hara
Some Publicans of Carnmoney – Chris Hill
Old Photographs
Letter from Ceylon – R. H. McKeag
Members’ Interests – Names Being Researched
Members’ Interests – Queries
Names and Addresses
Register of Reciprocal Research

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Associate Membership Renewal

An invitation to Renew Associate Membership was included in the Journals sent to Associate Members.  Using the online system helps to reduce the administration work needed to process the Renewals. Your continued support of the work of the Society will be greatly appreciated.

Best wishes to you for 2018.

Thank you.

Family History Fair and Family Tree DNA Event

Ballymena Family History Fair and FTDNA EventThe Committee of the NIFHS Ballymena Branch invites you to their

“Family History Fair and Family Tree DNA Event”
at The Braid, Ballymena Town Hall,
on Saturday 2nd September 2017
from 11 am to 4 pm.

We would also like to extend this invitation to your friends and family.

This free event is open to everyone – from beginners to experienced family historians – to discuss their family history research with a wide range of genealogy experts.

The event is generously sponsored by Family Tree DNA (FTDNA).
DNA testing information will be available.
Among those who are expected to be at The Braid to help you in your research are:

  • Family and Local Local History Societies
  • Irish Origenes
  • United Irishmen
  • Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
  • Presbyterian Historical Society
  • Eddies Extracts
  • Mid-Antrim Friends of the Somme Association
  • Maghera Historical Society

Raffle prizes are available which include:

  • a FTDNA Autosomal test
  • a year’s membership of the NIFHS
  • a copy of the recently released “Family Tree Maker 2017“.

This is the event of the year and not to be missed!

Further information is available at www.facebook.com/groups/ballymenafamilyhistorysociety/

Looking forward to you joining us at The Braid this Saturday,
The Ballymena Branch Committee

The late Randal Gill, IGRS Fellow

Posthumous presentation to family of late Randal Gill to mark his election as a Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society – recognising his decades of dedicated service to the genealogy community in Northern Ireland and further afield.

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