Tuesday 2 August 2022

July additions and updates to Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives

Photos and transcriptions of headstones from six burial grounds have been added to the free-to-access Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives database. They are from four counties: Cork, Donegal, Dublin and Limerick, and have all been donated by volunteers.

  St Columba's Church and Graveyard, Massmount, Co Donegal.
Photo courtesy of Angela Gallagher and IGP Archives.
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Additionally, the July updates included extracts transcribed from the Minutes of an 1858 parliamentary Select Committee Enquiry into the level of Destitution in Gweedore, Magheraclogher and Carrick.

The text document lists some 70-odd households visited, stating the name of each person interviewed and a list of all his or her belongings ie bedsteads and other furniture, number of blankets, ownership of any livestock including horses and donkeys, sacks of potatoes, oats etc, and clothing.

When the condition of the house or person suggests extreme poverty, this is also noted.

This latest set of extracts joins eight similar sets in the IGP Archives dealing with poverty and poverty 'relief' in County Donegal.

They have been transcribed from the Enhanced Parliamentary Papers of Ireland collection held on DIPPAM, and all have been contributed by researcher Mary Heaphy over the last year or so.

CORK Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Rosary Cem. (R.C.) Midleton - Pt. 4
Old Killeagh Cemetery

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Miscellaneous
Destitution in Gweedore - Magheraclogher & Carrick (Finished)

DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones
St. Columba's Graveyard, Massmount

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Mount Jerome Cemetery, Parts 279 & 280

DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Kilbarrack Graveyard Section 3

LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, Part 1