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Thursday, 27 February 2014

UHF adds 6,000 bmd announcements 1839–1847

The Ulster Historical Foundation has added 6,000 birth, marriage and death announcements published from 1839 to 1847 in The Northern Standard newspaper, the longest established publication circulating in County Monaghan. These transcriptions, the work of Guild member Alison Kilpatrick, are now available in the Members section of AncestryIreland.

Alison has previously listed more than 14,000 such announcements from the Armagh Guardian 1844–1832. These are also available on AncestryIreland and include some wonderful curiosities:

- "Aug. 20, at Manorhamilton, of cholera, brought on by excessive ball playing, Mr. John McDonagh, aged 23 years, master of the National School of that town" (27 Aug 1849)

- "Jan. 26, at Lisburn, Mr. John M'Creary, of Edentrillic, to Mary, relict of the late Mr. Asa Archer, of Backnamulough. The charming bride is in her 77th year, while her successful lover is just 23" (8 Feb 1852)

- "The numerous friends of Mr. William Kernaghan, formerly of Sligo, whose death was announced some time since, will be glad to learn that he is well. His brother, Mr. B. Kernaghan, has just received a letter from him, written in October, from San Juan del Sur" (11 Dec 1852)

You can find out about Membership of the Ulster Genealogical & Historical Guild here.