Friday 26 January 2024

Two small Irish parcels delivered in this week's FindMyPast Friday

This week's FindMyPast Friday delivery included two small parcels of Irish records. Brief details of each are below.

Sample listings of Belfast businessmen

Britain, Jewish Commercial Directory 1894

This Commerical Directory was a one-off publication that listed the names of Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh Jewish businessmen, together with their occupation and residence.

Of the 4,200 entries in the directory, there are 142 related to Ireland. These include individuals trading in the cities of Cork, Belfast, Dublin, Limerick, Londonderry and Waterford.

Ireland Memorial Inscriptions

FindMyPast describe this as a new and improved record set. It holds 682 images and transcriptions spanning 1711 to 2019.

The memorials are from four cemeteries in Dublin: Arbour Hill – the burial place of the executed 14 leaders of the 1916 Rising (the names on their memorials are in Gaelic, but have been transcribed in English for searching); Christ Church Cathedral, a Viking church founded more than 1,000 years ago; the Huguenot Cemetery, near St Stephen's Green; and St Patrick's Catherdral, with a celebrity line up of some of Ireland's most renowned poets and writers.

The 'find out more' information for this collection advises that FindMyPast will be adding more memorial inscriptions from a wide range of publications.

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