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Genealogy Handout for 'The Genealogy Event' Limerick City iof Culture 2014

Genealogy Handout for 'The Genealogy Event' Limerick City iof Culture 2014

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  • Lorna Moloney (APG) & Society of Genealogists UK Merrimanresearch@gmail.com 085-8721184 Finding Ancestors using Military Records in Genealogy Research Lorna Moloney merrimanresearch@gmail.com Sources (1) National Archives UK a. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/first-world-war/centenary-digitised-records/ b. British army medal index cards - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/records/medal- index-cards-ww1.htm (2) Ancestry www.Ancestry.com (3) The Bureau of Military History (1913-1921) a. http://www.bureauofmilitaryhistory.ie/ b. The Bureau of Military History 1913-1921 (BMH) Collection at Military Archives is a joint initiative of Military Archives and the National Archives and allows you to search throughout the BMH – free of charge - to help you in your research. c. 36,000 witness statements & Index of witnesses & Press cuttings & Audio & image files (4) Military Archives - Department of Defence a. “Military Archives is the place of deposit for the archives of the Defence Forces, the Department of Defence and the Army Pensions Board”, b. http://www.militaryarchives.ie/ c. Army Census 1922 - Irish Army Census Records 1922 – sources for persons serving in the National Army in November 1922 and as such are of particular use to readers working on genealogical queries. http://census.militaryarchives.ie/ (5) Commonwealth War Graves Commission a. Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. b. Cemeteries, burial plots and memorials are a lasting tribute to those who died in 153 countries over the world. c. • http://www.cwgc.org/ (6) National Archives of Ireland http://soldierswills.nationalarchives.ie/search/sw/home.jsp http://soldierswills.nationalarchives.ie/reels/sw/DonovanM_E152680.pdf Lorna is the resident genealogist of Dromoland castle, Co. Clare. and runs a research and training company dealing with genealogical and research remits. Lorna is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogist (APG) and The Society of Genealogists UK. She is currently working on the George Boole *200 genealogy for UCC. Lorna has coordinated the world famous genealogy school Ancestral Connections, an Irish premier genealogy summer school at UCC for the past two years. Booking and timetable for 2015 is available at http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-genealogy/ Lorna’s latest project involves delivering a new radio show called ‘The Genealogy Radio Show’ for Radio Corca Baiscinn (RCB) due to air on 28th August 2014 at 4p.m. see www.rcb.ie and course development of three courses in genealogy running in County Clare commencing in October 2014 in Tulla on Thursday evenings at Cnoc Na Gaoithe, 2 October and Ennis at the Information Age Park on Thursday mornings, 2 October. The courses are Drawing the Family genealogy Tree, Safe Hands, & Dealing with family history records. For information on any of the courses contact Lorna on 085- 8721184 and merrimanresearch@gmail.com