GOLD UPDATE ARCHIVES
This page lists the Update Archives up to the
end of December 2001.
9 Dec 2001
John Cunningham has contributed a Christmas Present to
Fermanagh Friends. The Kinawley Cemetery inscriptions are now
included in the database. Thank you John for another valuable
contribution for Fermanagh researchers.
Val Anderson's McClelland Collection pages: all names within the
article have been indexed and added to the searchable database.
New Information for
all to View
Clan McLellan Reunion
due to take place in July 2002, Canada
Interests pages have a couple of additional search
facilities allowing you to view the latest additions and to
search for whole or part surname.
17 Nov 2001
Fermanagh Friends Section
Thanks to Jen Nielson for contributing
her considerable amount of information on Armstrong families in
Aghavea. This information is in the Fermanagh Friends area.
New Information for
all to View
The Fermanagh Focus section continues to grow. This section is
devoted to collecting information about specific towns and
villages. So far there are pages for Belleek, Brookeborough,
Clonelly, Derrygonnelly, Devenish, Ederney, Enniskillen,
Irvinestown, Kesh, Lack, Lisnaskea, Newtownbutler and Pettigo.
The entries from Lowe's 1880 Directory have been added for each
place. These 600+ names have also been added to the databases
and will show up in the Surname and Places searches.
On each of the pages you can add your own
information, see HERE
for more details. John Cunningham has contributed "A Little
History" for Ederney,
Kesh, Lack and
history pages also include names of traders from Slater's
A fashionable wedding in Pettigo, an example
of a new local newspaper
search service by John Cunningham.
29 Oct 2001
Two additions to the
website since it was relaunched only two days ago.
John Cunningham has sent the outline programme
for the McGrath Clan
2002 Weekend in Pettigo.
List your Surname interests on the Fermanagh
Gold Visitors' Surname Interests page. This is a new page so you
are invited to complete the form and you will see your details
added to the list straight away. Try it now HERE
If you just want to see what surnames have been listed so
far go HERE
27 Oct 2001
NEW INFORMATION ADDED TO FERMANAGH
|These web pages are for viewing by Fermanagh Friends.
To become a Friend you need to subscribe to the
Fermanagh-Gold mailing list. More HERE
Killadeas CoI Graveyard Inscriptions
Muster Rolls, 1630
Fermanagh families emigrating to Quebec, Canada
Passengers to Quebec in
Passengers to New
Marriage Certificates McCaul/Reilly 1885 Newtownbutler
Selected Tubrid Baptisms/Marriages
INFORMATION (not in Fermanagh Friends area)
General Help using the
Site navigation problems
Summary of Fermanagh Friends
Pettigo (including map)
Willie McBride on film
3 Aug 2001
This will be the last update until about the end of September
as I am taking my annual "time off" from the site.
There are still some contributions to be published on the site
including the Muster Rolls submitted by Bill Barber and some 1841
census entries. It has been a couple of months since the
site was updated but there is some interesting new material in
this update including the Devenish cemetery inscriptions. A
reminder that all database material is accessible once you have
signed up to be a Fermanagh Friend. This registration process has
changed and now requires that you subscribe to the new
Fermanagh-Gold Mailing list. The list is open to all
discussions about Fermanagh and, whilst taking a vacation from the
web site, I will continue to participate in the mailing list
Enjoy your summer
and to our antipodean Friends, may your winter not be too severe!
To facilitate the large number of visitors requiring access to the
database records on Fermanagh Gold the e-mail registration process
has been changed to a Fermanagh-Gold mailing list subscription.
Read more HERE
MATERIAL IN FERMANAGH FRIENDS AREA
Devenish Cemetery Inscriptions (St Molaise
Church and the Abbey Cemetery) have been transcribed from the 1897
publication "Devenish (Lough Erne) it's History, Antiquities and
Traditions". They can be found in the Fermanagh Friends section.
Keenaghan Graveyard and Muckross
have been submitted by John Cunningham.
Some Tithe Index Records for Killesher
in 1828 have been submitted by Nicola Jane Courtney.
3rd McGrath Clan
John Cunningham has forwarded
a report on this gathering. This coincides with the launch of the
McGrath Clan website.
ADDITIONS TO THE SITE (not requiring registration)
Extract from an article "Two Gaelic Manuscripts from
Fermanagh in 1798" written by Séamas Mac Annaidh appear by
Village has now got a new home. This website, by John
Cunningham, started out as the Belleek Schools Reunion Site and
contains information from a collection of schools in Belleek.
on Film A collector's list.
Updates to the Booklist
page include details of
George Sheridan's Memories from south-west Ulster "When
Turkeys chewed Tobacco". Read about the project HERE
batch nos. for Fermanagh and neighbouring counties.
25 May 2001
Eddie Lawn Commemorative Weekend at
John Cunningham has
provided details about this forthcoming event
The full list by surname of families included in
Burke's Irish Family Records HERE
Hugh Casement has contributed a document about the Beatty family
origins in Fermanagh.
Bud Flanagan has sent a list of
published cemetery inscriptions, some of which already appear in
the Fermanagh Friends section of the site.
Some emigration records are being
added to the site. In addition to the orphan Fermanagh girls to
Australia, we now have some Fermanagh residents emigrating from
Londonderry in 1838 and other misc. departures from
Londonderry and Sligo.
Tubrid Church cemetery
inscriptions have been updated by John Cunningham. Records already
on the site have been amended to include new individuals and about
100 more inscriptions have been added.
I have been working through
the 1821 census entries adding in known parents information. For
individuals with different surnames (but recorded at the same
address) there is a now a link to view the Head's details. This
should help to identify the main householder and family.
5 May 2001
John Cunningham has forwarded a piece about Highway Black Frank
McHugh, gentleman highwayman of the late 1700s HERE
Some useful information about land, valuations and units of
measurement have been put together by William Flanagan:
Poor Law Act 1838 HERE
Review and tidy up of Place Finder
Land Valuation Background HERE
Units of Measurement HERE
The places database
section on the website has been overhauled and integrated into one
database. This means you can now search for a place among the list
of over 5,000 places. The information you see may include an OS
reference, churches and places of interest in the area and links
to other pages of information. This search is available for all
There is a separate search for Churches giving location and denomination.
Thanks to William
Flanagan for collating and typing up all this information.
SECTION (see below)
Several new items have
A list of names from
Carrick Graveyard (William Flanagan)
Partial Leonard entries from 1901 Census (Nicola Jane Courtney)
Lowe's 1880 Directory
information for Lack and Ederney has been added to the new
Fermanagh Focus section. Local traders are also listed.
20 April 2001
The cemetery pages, in
the Fermanagh Friends area, now includes a list of all death and
burial surnames (including variants) recorded at each place. This
will enable you to firstly see whether a name exists for each of
the cemeteries and then to conduct a search for all records with
that surname. As the cemetery inscriptions are rich with
information about other family members this should prove to be an
additional aid when you are searching your ancestral roots.
18 April 2001
FOCUS IS LAUNCHED!
Acting on the ideas of Bud Flanagan and Janet C-S, Fermanagh Gold
is launching a new section of the website.
Fermanagh Focus will concentrate
on specific areas, villages or towns within the county. Each area
will eventually resemble a virtual tour and will include a variety
of information about the place: families who lived there,
geographical descriptions, specific areas of interest etc. There
is a facility where you can add your own information on line and
view the results instantly. To start the ball rolling and
hopefully to encourage you to contribute your information, we have
Clonelly, Derrygonnelly, Lack and Ederney.
This section is in the early
stages and information will be added as it arrives. If you have information
you would like to add about any other place, email me with your
suggestion and I will create the link and pages.
Fermanagh Focus is part of the
Fermanagh Friends area.
Gail M Orr Erickson has
contributed a number of indentures relating to leases between
Henry Brooke and various Burnside family members.
John Convery has sent information
about Cadden family members in Newtownbutler, Lisnaskea and
The Wills section now includes
two transcriptions from my own collection of original manuscripts
in connection with Clonelly House near Kesh.
ROADSIDE CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS
John Cunningham has
agreed to his new inscriptions for this cemetery being included on
All of the above contributions are in the Fermanagh Friends section of the site.
Information about Isabella
of Grogy, her marriages, children and emigration to Nebraska has
been contributed by Joan R Jones. Joan's information has been
included in the Fermanagh Friends section and the names have been added to the Fermanagh Friends
William J Flanagan has
contributed some more information about places in Fermanagh. A
searchable list of over 350 churches has now
been included HERE
"Monasteries and Early
Churches on the River Erne". Read John Cunningham's Book Launch
presentation in the new History section.
A couple of new sections
been added to the Fermanagh Friends section - Special Collections
and Fermanagh Wills. Fermanagh Gold is setting up a new
project Fermanagh Focus with emphasis placed on specific areas of
Fermanagh. There is a brief introduction here
Special Collections: reserved for major projects about a
particular family name or place. The first project is about the
BETTY families of Bellanaleck submitted by Ronald Betty. This
project includes 54 documents which have been fully bookmarked.
There is an index page with links to all names and places
mentioned in the documents.
Johnston wills have been contributed by John Cunningham.
These wills are the first contributions in the new Fermanagh Wills
Wendy Backhouse has sent in some
information about her Tumath (and
variants) ancestors gathered from church records in
Innishmacsaint. These have been added to the database.
John Cunningham has provided
additional background information about the Catholic
Rolls which can be found in the Census section of Fermanagh
McCaffrey: John Cunningham
has written about the life of Susan McCaffrey who died in
February. Susan worked for part of her life at Clonelly House.
"John's article has been included here as, besides being a
fascinating account of a colourful character, Clonelly House was my
childhood home". (Jan)
The above contributions are accessible to
William Flanagan's place name
search has been expanded by another 2,000 entries. To search this
database click here
There have a number of links
added to various pages on the website. Thank you to everyone
who sends contributions, large or small, they all help to make
Fermanagh Gold a valuable resource for everyone.
The site, in particular the database underpinning the searches, is
going through a much needed tidying up with particular emphasis
being placed on rationalising the many searches into a more
coherent and integrated search facility. Consequently on most
search results you will be able to access the full record in the
database for any individual listed. More detail is provided under
the separate headings below.
More links have been
added between short extracted results in some searches
back to the full record. On the Search Results
pages you will notice that there is a link on the Record No. Click on the Record
No. to see the full entry for that individual. The full
record may reveal parents and/or a spouse which is not displayed
in the initial quick search.
The Quick Surname pages
have been replaced by one Surname Search page. First you have the
option to choose a letter from an alphabetical grid. Next you will
see the full list of surnames beginning with that letter.
This allows you to see immediately the range of spelling variations
for many of the names. Each surname link, when
clicked, will display all the records in the database for that
particular surname. Click the link on the Record No. to view the Full Record entry for
[Note: The Quick Search
facility was removed in Oct 2001]
FAMILIES BY PLACE
Previously this search
wasn't comprehensive enough to show you all people associated with
a particular place name. This has been radically
improved. As with the Surnames, you can now choose a letter
from an alphabetical grid. Next you will see the full list of
places beginning with that letter. This allows you to see
immediately the range of spelling variations for many of the place
Each place name entry is a link
which when clicked, will display all the records in the database
for that particular place in family surname order. This search
should provide a good overview of families within a particular
locality. Click the link on the Record No. to view the Full Record entry for
One of the major areas of
review is the 1821 census. Over the next couple of months I will
add parents information (where known) to the children's records so
that same family members can be identified from the searches. With
over 9,200 records this will inevitably take some time!
More details are being added for
the 1881 Fermanagh strays index e.g. Occupation and other family
members present in the household. This is ongoing and not yet complete. Each 1881 Census Stray record
will eventually include links to other Fermanagh born people in
the same household or a link to a form where you can request a
lookup for a particular individual.
Sheila McKenna has contributed a
collection of baptisms recorded in 1835-1880 Parochial registers, Catholic Church, Parish of Aghalurcher.
This information has been included in the Fermanagh Friends
In addition to the ongoing updates mentioned above,
there are some major contributions still to be published to the
site. Check this update page regularly for latest news.
A couple of interesting items have now been added to the
site. The Catholic Qualification Rolls Index for Fermanagh
(Clogher Record 1959) has been contributed by Janet C-S.
Nancy Byng has submitted 2
collections: the Rossorry householders recorded in the 1766
Religious Survey and information about young orphan girls from
Fermanagh who were transported to
To view these contributions you
will need to be a Fermanagh Friend, full details of which appear HERE
Updates prior to 1 January 2001
have been moved to the Update Archives Page HERE