Whilst the Irish Ancestry Group has been resting for a while, the members of the group have continued with their important and valuable work of transcribing and indexing catholic church registers to preserve amd to improve access to relevant archival material. Interest in Irish ancestry remains as high as ever amongst our members and visitors, and the Society continues to provide talks and resources on Irish themes. In this 'Irish Ancestry Group' section we will list society meetings that relate to Irish Research and also develop resource lists to help our members to research their Irish heritage.
Dr Aidan Beatty has trawled through diaries, articles and newspapers to bring us the story of Engels and his very close connections with the Irish people. This promises to be a fascinating story and an insight into the lives, loves and interactions of capitalists and factory workers.
An article in The Manchester Genealogist, 1997, about the difficulty of finding a place of origin for Irish Ancestors. Discusses surnames Costello, Travers, Waldron and Frain who were believed to be in the areas of County Mayo, Kilmovee and Ballyglass. Log in required to read the article.
Which Catholic church records have been transcribed? This page, in the Irish Ancestry Group section . Research / Local Interest has a fairly up to date list of CDs and/or Downloads that can be purchased from the socity shop. You can also use the Search link at the top of the page to search by name.
Whilst he Irish Ancestry Group of the MLFHS has been resting, the members have continued in their valuable work of transcribing catholic church registers. Interest in Irish/Manchester ancestry remains as high as ever amongst our members and visitors, and the provision of talks by Jane Williams, Madeline Best and Carol Wells has continued throughout this period, hosted by Manchester, Bolton and Anglo Scottish sections.
As we look forward to a less restrictive post-Covid era, we will contnue to provide talks with Irish themes and we will post details on this page with a link to the section organising the talk and to the Eventbrite booking link. Admission to these talks is free of charge to all members of the MLFHS, a small charge is usually payable by non-members.