Dr. Jane Lyons's Blog Posts Tagged 'Genealogy' (10)

Gravestone talk : Beyond the Grave Conference, Limerick

Beyond the Grave Conference, Limerick - a few weeks ago........

Jane Lyons (me) Talk.

I've just been sent a link to a 'video' of my talk at this conference and y'know, I was wrecked, had had about three hrs sleep the night before, it was 4.30pm, I was tired.

I've been told I was very good, but me, I thought i was very borderline......now that I see the video though, I realise I wasn't bad at all *except* I should really have stood closer to…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on June 21, 2014 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Ordnance Survey Maps and a Torch

I sent the below message in to Facebook today and it is only as I read through the replies that I realise people don't actually think about these maps.

I was asked a question about the relevant size of them - it is 1:50,000

On Friday, the day before Janet arrived in this area, I dropped dogs with June my wonderful dog minder and then I drove to Dublin because I…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on June 1, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Laois (Queen's Co.), Kilkenny, Tipperary and other Church photographs

A Church index of sorts.

While I've been travelling around with my friend Janet, Daniel who helps me with from-ireland has done a bit of organising of my last few months posts and created a Church index.

Mainly the Churches are in the counties I name above, but, we also have some Cork, Carlow, Kildare, Waterford, Dublin, Westmeath, Offaly (King's Co.) and Galway churches.

I just know I've forgotten somewhere!!

Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 28, 2014 at 10:52am — No Comments

Another 'Fairy Trip'

Bit, I told Janet earlier about you calling these kind of trips I make Fairy Trips....and she laughed. Later, she turned round and asked me what I had said about Fairies.

The more I think about this, I smile - travelling through Ireland with nary a care in the world, not worrying about where you are going because when you get there you will find something worth remembering - it is actually a fairy trip. Earlier today we were trying to get home from Castlecomer and I saw a sign…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 25, 2014 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Maher / Meagher and others

I have a net friend, Janet Maher and we've known one another a long time and a couple of years ago (2012) I said to one friend I am NEVER going back to the US again and the very next day I get an email from Janet saying 'book published, launch on such a date" and I said to myself 'That's it Lyons, you're going back to America"

Off I went for about 2.5 weeks.

I'd been in the U.S. a number of times but this time, it was so different.  This time I did not have to pay to stay in…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — 25 Comments

Muster Roll Kilkenny, 1685

Names have been extracted from a paper published in the “Proceedings and Transactions of the Kilkenny and the South-East of Ireland Archaeological Society” Vol 3. 1855. pp. 231-274

The article was written by John G. A. Prim.

http://www.from-ireland.net/history-muster-kilkenny-1685-ireland/

and yes, you can…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Old Roman Catholic Church, Couraguneen, Tipperary, Ireland

This was actually one of the most interesting Churches I have been to because most of the side walls and the back wall had been knocked down and yu could still see the tiles from the inside of the Church and the wall remnants as you stood beside it.

I went off here because one day, a man on my FB page told me I had been close to a Church his family used to go to one day when I said I has walked the dogs around a bog beside the train line out the Templemore Road.  So, next day i was…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 5:12am — No Comments

Church of Ireland, Dunkerrin, Offaly (King's Co.), Ireland.

This is actually a very pretty little church and the thing about it is that it is on my way from Laois to Tipperary as I was a few weeks ago on my way to Nenagh. You literally drive through this little patch of Offaly and then you are into Tipperary. I have done the graveyard a good while ago but I haven't checked my site to get a link. Been at the computer for about 2 hours now and all I seem to be doing is talking!!!…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 4:23am — No Comments

From-Ireland: My Website

I didn't name my website last night so now I'll tell you a little about it.

It is called from-ireland and I created it about 2001.  A net friend taught me a little about web page creation and I don't mean the kind of web pages that we find free on the internet now, I mean he taught me code and what the 'source code' of a web page looks like.  I had to work from the back forward meaning I created pages in code and then looked at what the end result would look like.  After a while, I…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 20, 2014 at 2:30am — No Comments

Genealogy of Others & Introduction

I transcribe gravestones in Ireland as well as transcribing information from parish records.  I began transcribing the words of pre 1901 gravestones in 1996.  

I have a website which was created in 2001 and two years ago we put 170,000 gravestone and church photographs online.  I indexed the names off every stone I could read and we have that index online as well.  The numbers of gravestone photographs have increased since that time and the places I have been to stretch from…

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Added by Dr. Jane Lyons on May 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

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