Accredited Genealogists Ireland member Paul Gorry has published a new edition of his 2018 book, Credentials for Genealogists: Proof of the Professional. In it he puts forward the case for professional genealogists seeking credentials, or accreditation, from a relevant accrediting body. There are eight such bodies throughout the world, AGI being one of them. Gorry says ‘nowadays the majority of professional genealogists do not hold credentials and appear not to think them necessary for their career’. But he argues that professional credentials provide ‘a structure essential to the integrity of the profession, a stamp of approval for the conscientious practitioner … Read More
ANNIE (CLARKEN) KINNANE, NURSE TO THE VERSCHOYLE FAMILY, CO. LIMERICK Anne-Marie Smith M.A.G.I My great-grandmother was Annie Clarken who was born in Dublin in 1867 (died in 1924) to Patrick Clarken and Bridget Cassidy. Her father worked as Coachman for the Cramptons of Grangemore House, (Donaghmede) for almost 30 years. She married Patrick Kinnane in 1886, who was a ‘butcher’ from Co. Clare and a widower. They had two children James in 1888 and my grandmother Annie in 1889. Sadly, Patrick Kinnane was killed by a train on his way home from work one evening in 1890 leaving his … Read More
Sandy O’Byrne B.A., M.A.G.I, will give an online public lecture for the National Archives of Ireland at 7 pm on Tuesday March 23 next. The lecture is titled “Civil records: the gateway to the past” and more information is available here on the NAI website.