Guides for Researchers
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THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES , (formerly PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE)
The National Archives, (formerly the Public Record Office)
Ruskin Avenue. Kew. Richmond. Surry TW9 4DUU
Admiralty Records on line at The National Archives, Kew.
Fingal County Council In Dublin have placed on site a free downloadable Newspaper site.
The Times Digital Archive is an online historical archive, delivering every page as published from 200 years of The Times (London). The Times is the "world's newspaper of record" and covers all major international historical events.
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ADMIRALTY RECORDS AT KEW
The Admiralty and Navy Board records at Kew are as detailed and extensive as those for the Army. They relate to Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, Ratings and Coastguards, covering all aspects of their service. Various documents giving names, places of birth, ages, and family details are available, such as Continuous Service Engagement Books for the years 1853-1872. Ships Pay Books, Bounty Papers and Records of Officers Services. Here again the staff will be able to advise you of the reference numbers and where to look if you are able to give them some information such as dates, or names of ships.
It is possible to gather from the various records a resume of the service of a coastguard ancestor. Service records can tell one of his occupation prior to joining the Navy, his height, complexion, any distinguishing marks. Medals awarded, bad conduct, transfers from ship to ship and station to station. Marriage date, Pension date.
ONLINE SEAMANS RECORDS AT KEW.
If you follow the attached link it will take you to the online seaman's records in the National Archives - if they are of interest then they can be downloaded for a fee of £3.50 each.
Family History: Registers of Seamen's Services
|The HMS Impregnable was a training ship for the Royal Navy, and any sailor from the late 1880's to past the turn of the century would have trained on it or one of it's sister training vessels. A very good article written by Archibald Hurd in 1896 describes the training all of these lads went through. A link to this article can be found on the web site. |
I think that if you had a link to this article, many of the visitors to your site would find it an interesting read. Larry Cavanagh.
END OF COASTGUARD SERVICE IN IRELAND
With the formation of the Irish Free State in 1922 the Royal Navy Coastguard Service came to an end. All Royal Navy records, etc. were taken back by the Admiralty to London.
Address Coastguard Museum Mr. TONY ELLIS,
HM COASTGUARD MUSEUM
RESEARCH IN IRELAND.
My ancestor was not Catholic, where would I find parish records for him / her?
Church of Ireland : Unfortunately many original church records were destroyed in the 1922 Public Record Office fire. Some original registers are held in the National Archives of Ireland, others are in the Representative Church Body Library while some are retained in the parish. The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland also holds many original and copy registers.
Presbyterian: Enquiries regarding Presbyterian records can be addressed to the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Methodist: Prior to the 1810’s, records of Methodist births, marriages and deaths are found in Church of Ireland registers. For details of surviving registers after that date, contact the Methodist church in the area closest to your area of research. For addresses of Methodist churches in Ireland, please consult the Methodist Church in Ireland website.
The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland holds a county-by-county listing of surviving registers and their locations for the Ulster Counties.
Quaker: For Quaker records, contact the Historical Library of the Religious Society of Friends.
Jewish: For information on Jewish records, contact the Irish Jewish Museum, 3-4 Walworth Street (off Victoria St.), South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Tel/Fax: +353 1 490 1857