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Kildare takes its name from St. Brigidís
monastery beneath an oak tree; Cill Dara the church of the oak tree.
This 6th century
saint is one of the three patrons of Ireland. Little factual evidence is
known about the saint but it is traditionally believed that she founded a
Kildare which was unique in that it was a mixed community of nuns and
monks. It was
there that she died in 525 AD. The eternal fire, which was tended by the
was extinguished at the time of the Reformation.
stories about Brigid have been linked to a pagan
sanctuary dedicated to the goddess Brigda on the
same site, beneath the oak trees. Many miracles are attributed
to Brigid, one of which explains her links with
the Curragh plains. In reward for curing the
local king of an ailment he offered her whatever she wished for. Her
request was that her give her as much ground as her cloak would cover to
graze her flock of sheep on the plain. He agreed, and when she spread her
cloak it marvelously spread out to cover the entire plain.
St. Brigidís Cross, woven from rushes, is said to have been
first plaited by the saint when she was explaining the mysteries of the
Christian gospel to a dying pagan. The cross is still being made, and is
place over the door to protect people from illness or bad luck.
Trace the career of a British merchant seaman
Official Logs of British Merchants
Death of a British merchant seaman at sea.
Tracing a seaman in any one of the census
Tracing the career of a Customs or Excise
20th Century career of a British Merchant
Researching the career of a British Master
First Steam Ship to cross the Atlantic
The White Star Line
Crew lists and related documents
contributed by Debbie Beavis
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Heritage & Genealogy Co. Ltd.
c/o Kildare County Library,
Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
+353 (0)45 433602
contact addresses for various archives, maritime organizations or
whose collections include the primary documents required in tracing British Merchant
and Royal Navy ships and seamen.
The Public Record Office,
Surrey, TW9 4DU
The Family Record Centre,
London EC1 1UW
The National Maritime Museum
London SE10 9NF
London EC2P 2EJ
The Registry of Shipping and Seamen
Cardiff CF4 5JA
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Maritime History Archive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Valuation, a property assessment of all properties in Ireland, took
place during the
years 1848 to 1864.
birth certificate or a
marriage certificate from Ireland?
certificates include the date and place of birth; the name; the sex; the
and residence of the father; the name, surname, maiden surname of the mother;
profession or occupation of the father; and the name and qualifications of
usually a family member. A given name was not obligatory, so some entries are
or Clarke, Female. The FHLC holds microfilm copies of the index and
certificates for 1864-
certificates include the date and place of marriage; groom's name, age,
marital status, occupation or title, and residence; bride's name, marital
status, age, occupation or title, and
residence. The names of the fathers of both parties and their occupations or
titles are given
which makes them particularly relevant to genealogy. The church and the names
witnesses are also listed. Witnesses to the marriage are commonly family
members and may
add clues to family linkages. Full age indicates that the person was at least
21 years old.
of non-Catholic marriages began in 1845 in Ireland. Registration of births,
marriages and deaths, regardless of religion, began January 1, 1864. Certificates for
births, marriages and deaths for all of Ireland until 1922 and for the
Republic until the
present are housed in Dublin.
the records for Northern
Ireland from 1922 to
General Register Office
8-11 Lombard St.
East, Dublin 2
What are Sealings for the Dead?
Sealings for the Dead" have to do with the LDS
religion. They believe that if they search
and find their ancestry they can take each ancestor into the temple and have
Ancestral Files found on the LDS family search are generally families who
have been sealed.
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Clan Dunne of Ireland
by Bob Wheeler
from the Leinster Leader
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Ireland -- Genealogy and Family History
Genealogical Society of Ireland
1824 Survey of Irish
Irish Web site Directory
web search engine
The Irish Times
The National Library of Ireland Libraries in Ireland to
all libraries in Ireland
The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
Ireland & Northern Ireland -
The Federation of Eastern European Family
directs you to the home pages of the different countries you're researching.
For example, there is a "Prussia Home Page" for those whose roots
are in "Germany."
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