Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Dublin City Library and Archive Talk

John Hamrock provided a presentation entitled, "Undiscovered Repositories for Tracing Roscommon Ancestors," on Saturday, the 29th of March, 2008 at the Dublin City Public Library and Archives.

The following are some of the Undiscovered Repositories and Archives John Hamrock spoke about:-

General Register Office
Government Offices, Convent Road, Roscommon.Tel: +353 (0) 90 6632900; LoCall: 1890 252076; Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632999Fax: +353 (0) 90 6632988; http://www.groireland.ie

Roscommon County Library
http://www.iol.ie/~roslib/lhist.html; roslib@roscommoncoco.ie
Abbey Street, Roscommon, Tel: +353 90 663 7274

Roscommon County Courthouse
The Courthouse, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon
Tel: (090) 663 7140; Fax: (090) 663 7108; Email: corporateservices@roscommoncoco.ie

Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Company
Church Street, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon; Tel: +353 71 9633380;
Fax: +353 71 9633398; www.roscommonroots.com; Email: info@roscommonroots.com

County Roscommon Family History Society
Bealnamullia, Athlone, County Roscommon
Email: rendell@eircom.net; www.geocities.com/corofahiso/index.html

Roscommon Historical Research
www.roscommonhistory.ie; Bona fide researchers can contact Liam Byrne to visit the Roscommon History archives near Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon. Liam can be contacted atroscommonhistory@eircom.net

Clonalis House
Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, +353 94 9620014 enquiry@clonalis.com; www.clonalis.com/house.html

Strokestown Park House
Strokestown Park, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon
Tel: 00 353 ( 7196 ) 33013; Fax: 00 353 ( 7196 ) 33712; e-mail: info@strokestownpark.ie; web: www.strokestownpark.ie

King House, Boyle
www.kinghouse.ie; kinghouseboyle@hotmail.com
Tel: 071 9663242; Fax: 071 9663243

The Connaught Rangers Association
Museum located at King House. One of their objectives is to formulate a database of information on the men who were veterans of the Connaught Rangers. They publish a yearly newsletter and an annual magazine. Their website is www.connaughtrangersassoc.com. Email is info@connaughtrangersassoc.com

Beirne, Francis, The Diocese of Elphin; People, Places and Pilgrimage, Columba Press, Blackrock, Dublin, 2000
Gacquin, William, Roscommon Before the Famine, The Parishes of Kiltoom and Cam, 1749-1845, Irish Academic Press, Dublin, 1996
Hamrock, John, Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors, Flyleaf Press, Dublin, 2007
Legg, Marie-Louise Legg, editor, The Census of Elphin 1749, Irish Manuscripts Commission, Dublin, 2005
Weld, Isaac, Statistical Survey of the County Roscommon, Royal Dublin Society, Dublin, 1832

Hunter, John, Resource County Roscommon, self-published, Queensland, Australia, 2004

Gacquin, William, «1821 Census Fragments for County Roscommon,» Roscommon Historical & Archaeological Society Journal, Vol. 7, 1998
------------------, « Eskerbaun, County Roscommon, » Irish Townlands: Studies in Local History, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 1998
McGowan, Eileen, « Surnames of County Roscommon ,» Irish Roots, No. 1, 1993

Feedback following the presentation was as follows:-

"Thank you for your excellent talk, which was very well prepared and just right for the day. I have had lots of positive feedback from the audience, many singled out your talk as giving a valuable step-by-step guide to sources. As a result people are now suggesting similar talks for other counties!"
Dr. Maire Kennedy, Divisional Librarian, Special Collections, Dublin City Public Libraries, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin

"Your talk was very well prepared and delivered."
Douglas Appleyard, Artane, Dublin