It was with deep sadness that we learned of the death of our colleague Gerry Kennedy, MAGI. Gerry had been part of the AGI ‘family’ for a decade. He was admitted to membership in August 2010 and his was a familiar face at almost all of our gatherings ever since. He died on Wednesday, 19th August. Gerry had a lifelong interest in family and local history. In 2005 he obtained an MA in the History of the Family from the University of Limerick. In his first professional career Gerry worked in the Department of Employment and Social Protection, in the … Read More
As part of the Online Virtual Culture Club Dublin, Tony Hennessy MAGI will present ‘How to Start, Where to Start – First Steps in Tracing Your Ancestors’ on Thursday 20th August at 2.30pm. Click here for more details and to book.
NOT THE BISHOP OF IPSWICH Rosaleen Underwood MAGI My grand aunt said that her grandfather was the bishop of Ipswich, but he wasn’t. Aunt Eileen was only ten when her mother died so I can allow for her not knowing much about him. That might even have been a nickname if he was the pompous type — or just a story her mother made up for the little girl. I eventually found his name on his daughter’s marriage record (but no occupation) and, oh joy, the church record named her parents as Stephen and Jane Bloomfield of Limerick. We didn’t … Read More