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The recent announcement by the Archdiocese of New York about the closing of Catholic Churches is similar to what the Albany Diocese has already gone through over the last several years.
As a reaction to these closings in the Capital District, the Troy Irish Genealogy Society has developed the Church Memorial Project which has created a data base of all names mentioned on any type of memorial located inside or outside a church.
>From a genealogists viewpoint what will forever be lost in these church closings are the memorials in the churches that our ancestors scrimped and saved to donate. There is a lot of information on these memorials from the beautiful stained glass windows to the various plaques throughout the church.
In addition to the family surnames, you may have date and place of birth or death, titles and positions held, records of service in our nations various wars, etc.
There are 21 churches, Catholic and non-Catholic, open and closed, that are documented so far by this new data series. This project is ongoing and churches will be constantly added to the record.
To view this data series go to the TIGS website - www.troyirish.com click on PROJECTS and then click on CHURCH MEMORIALS AND FAMILY NAMES.
Clifton Park, NY
TIGS Project Coordinator
Definitive reason, no.
It appears that folks will be able to print many digitized documents directly from LDS,
and view non-digitized at the LDS branches.
That seems to cover every base.
From: pjsalis pjsalis(a)hal-pc.org
Have your heard a reason for their discontinuing this service?
> Dear Friends,
> The LDS aka Family Search photo duplication service, as we know it, is
> "Photo duplication services will be discontinued as of December 5, 2014.
> As of this
> date, existing orders will be completed, but new orders will not be
> IF the film or book has been digitized, you can print your own copies
> from the web site, if printing the image is not restricted by the
> copyright holder."
> "If the film or book you are seeking is not digitized yet, and is
> available on microfiche or microfilm, it can usually be ordered and sent
> to a local family history center, where you can view the resource."
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The LDS aka Family Search photo duplication service, as we know it, is ending.
"Photo duplication services will be discontinued as of December 5, 2014. As of this
date, existing orders will be completed, but new orders will not be accepted...
IF the film or book has been digitized, you can print your own copies directly
from the web site, if printing the image is not restricted by the copyright holder."
"If the film or book you are seeking is not digitized yet, and is available on microfiche or microfilm, it can usually be ordered and sent to a local family history center, where you can view the resource."
USING LDS SEARCH CATALOG
SEARCH ENGINE FOR CATALOG ENTRIES
I got this announcement from the Irish New York City list I subscribe to
and wanted to pass it on for anyone who's interested.
I'm also passing it on in case anyone who's going would be willing to share
their notes and copies of any handouts, lecture notes, etc. with me. I live
in Northern California and won't be able to attend, but I desperately wish
Please contact me if you're able to share your notes, handouts, etc. with
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Date: Sun Nov 23 2014 at 12:06:31 AM
Subject: IRISH-NEW-YORK-CITY Digest, Vol 9, Issue 40
1. NYIHR - Save the Date! - Saturday, December 6th, 2014 at 2 PM
- FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS IN CATHOLIC NEW YORK (Jim Garrity)
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00:18:12 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
From: Jim Garrity <jimgarrity(a)earthlink.net>
Subject: [IRISH-NYC] NYIHR - Save the Date! - Saturday, December 6th,
2014 at 2 PM - FINDING YOUR ANCESTORS IN CATHOLIC NEW YORK
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>From the New York Irish History Roundtable:
Dear Roundtable Members and Friends,
On Saturday, December 6, at 2 p.m., Kate Feighery, Archival Manager for the
Archdiocese of New York (and the Roundtable's new Vice President for Local
History), will discuss strategies for discovering & using Catholic
religious records -- rewarding resources for information about Irish
Catholic ancestors who lived in New York beginning in the early 1800s.
Topics to be explored include: What a family-history researcher can expect
to find. Locations of christening, marriage & funeral records. How records
can be accessed. Whether permissions are necessary. What else a researcher
can expect to find.
This event promises to be a very informative lecture about the holdings of
the archives - after all, who amongst us can boast of having a chance to
listen to an archivist who works at the New York Archdiocesan Archives, a
place that has been off-limits to so many of us for most of our lives? That
situation is all changed now, and Kate and Rev. Michael P. Morris (Senior
Archivist) now are welcoming visitors and researchers to the Archives on an
The lecture will be held at 263 Mulberry Street, in the Parish House of The
Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral. The location is within several
blocks of the Prince Street station of the N and R trains, the
Broadway-Lafayette Street station of the F train, and the Bleecker Street
station of the Number 6 train. The Parish House is right near the corner of
Prince and Mulberry streets.
Seating will be limited, so please try to arrive early!
This program is open to all interested family-history researchers. A
reception will follow the program.($5 donation for reception)
Contact for the Roundtable:
The Roundtable's Board of Trustees would like to wish all of our friends a
joyous and safe holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, Happy
Chanukah, and a very Happy New Year to everyone!
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End of IRISH-NEW-YORK-CITY Digest, Vol 9, Issue 40
The latest addition to the transcription projects on the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society, www.troyirish.com are the recently discovered interment records of 12,731 individual from the long closed St. John's Cemetery in Albany New York. St. John's Cemetery was located on Delaware Avenue in Albany, New York. To see these records on the TIGS website, click on PROJECTS and then ST. JOHN'S CEMETERY, ALBANY, NY - INTERMENT RECORDS.
It had been widely reported that the interment records for this cemetery, covering interments starting over 173 years ago, had been lost or destroyed. However, in a recent chance conversation with the Historian at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, New York, it was discovered that the mostly intact St. John's interment book was in the possession of a retired cemetery employee and the book was promptly recovered.
St. John's Cemetery was opened in 1841 by St. John's Church in Albany in an area which was considered "country" at that time. However, with the growth of the City of Albany, the cemetery land was wanted for development and in 1878 and 1879, the Albany City Council ordered that no further burials were to be made there and the cemetery had to close. Burials, however, continued as late as 1888-1890 before the cemetery closed and re-interments of the thousands of individuals buried there was started in the early 1900's.
This long closed church of St. John's was located on Green Street in Albany's South End and it's parishioners were mainly Irish famine immigrants that began pouring into Albany during the 1820's and 1830's. This "Irish" connection is shown in the following summary of burials of this first generation of Irish immigrants, which, for the most part are identified as to the "County" in Ireland where they came from. It can be assumed that many of the other 46 years of interment records in this cemetery were for the children and grandchildren of these early Irish immigrants.
A breakdown of the Irish immigrants identified on the interment records with their home county in Ireland shows the following:
Armagh - 35
Carlow - 80
Cavan - 307
Claire - 62
Cork - 376
Derry - 22
Donegal - 28
Down - 39
Dublin - 52
Fermangh - 30
Galway - 39
Kerry - 76
Kildare - 38
Kilkenny - 195
Kings - 114
Leitrim - 28
Limerick - 160
Londonderry - 5
Longford - 143
Louth - 93
Mayo - 36
Meath - 116
Monaghan - 47
Queens - 114
Roscommon - 159
Sligo - 47
Tipperary - 458
Tyrone - 91
Waterford - 83
Westmeath - 138
Wexford - 131
Wicklow - 43
Ireland-No County - 500
TOTAL IRISH - 3,895
Other countries of origin identified in the interment records list Canada-89, England-30, France-8, Germany-198, Holland-7, Poland-2, Scotland-6, Spain-1 and Wales-2. Also identified were individuals from the following states; California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.
A smaller number of records shows one or two individuals from all over New York State cities, towns and counties while three locations show a heavier concentration; Rensselaer with 106, Greenbush with 77 and New York City with 63. As would be expected, Albany with a total of 5,815 records was shown as the county of origin for the largest number of individuals. Of course this figure includes the second and third generations for those early Irish immigrants.
These fantastic records from this recently rediscovered interment book is a wonderful find for genealogists, especially for those researching Irish surnames. As genealogists searching Irish surnames often find out, it is quite rare to find records that identify the Irish county of orgin.
TIGS Project Coordinator
Clifton Park, NY
Dear all, I have finished our 1812 index at
Unfortunately, though I looked at many online sources including
familysearch.org, the only site other than what you folks have provided
which provided good info (including enough location information to identify
Staten Islanders) was ancestry.com. We've got 1292 guys (many duplicates,
of course) from six sources.
On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 10:39 PM, Janet B <jannetjeb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello researchers!
> FACSI is working to honor the veterans of the War of 1812 by placing
> markers at their graves at all FACSI cemeteries.
> I thought we could take this opportunity to update our NYRichmo War of
> 1812 information.
> On the page at
> http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nyrichmo/military/war1812.shtml , I
> have cleaned up the links and added Soundex to the names.
> What I'd like to do is spearhead an indexing effort to get all known SI
> soldiers in that war on our website. I'm sure you all know that our website
> has a long history of honoring those who fought for their country. To that
> end, I'm collecting online information sources. When I finish that, I'll be
> asking for volunteers to index. (There is lots more data online than when I
> first created that page! :) )
> So for now - ROLL CALL of Staten Islanders in the War of 1812! Sadly, I
> have no qualifying ancestors. But I bet a bunch of you do! If you know
> death date, burial place, do state this also for FACSI!