Thursday, March 13, 2008

My first visit to the Cork Archives

Yesterday I visited the Cork Archives for the first time in search of further information about the genealogy of Bandon and the surrounding area. The staff were very helpful and provided me with a list of documents that might be useful. It will take me ages to work my way through all the manuscripts, boxes etc. Some of the collections haven't yet been archived.

I started with the Board of Guardian Minute books for the Bandon Poor Law Union. Many pages are extremely difficult to read but it gives a very interesting account of how the work houses were set up and how the funds were raised. I can't wait for my next visit as there is so much to go through.

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Blogger Kate said...

Catherine, I wonder if you could help me with my research. For a few years now I have been researching my family but always seem to come to the same dead end and I blame it on my poor knowledge of Ireland. Perhaps one day we could chat?

April 2, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Catherine FitzMaurice and Patsy O'Shea said...

Have you any clues as to what part of Ireland your ancestors might have come from. Perhaps if you even have a town or townland name, we might be able to help you!

April 3, 2011 at 2:08 AM  

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