A Henrietta Street tenement houseA seminar – Henrietta Street and Hentown - from Georgian buildings to tenement – will take place at King's Inn, Dublin 1 on Wednesday 11 October (9:30am to 5pm).

The hosts are Dublin City Council and the Tenement Museum Dublin, and the seminar is an opportunity to present some of the historical research generated as part of the development of the Museum, which opened this summer at no 14 Henrietta Street.

This is a notice that there may not be any new articles posted in this newsletter for a few days. In fact, the weekly Plus Edition email version of the newsletter may be delayed a few days as well.

I am traveling to my winter home in Florida to repair the damage caused by Hurricane Irma. My Florida neighbors tell me the damage to my house is minor but probably should not be ignored and left exposed to the rain for very long.

The following announcement was written by the organizers of the 2017 Ukrainian Genealogy Conference:

The 4th Annual Nashi Predky Fall Conference – Unlock Your Heritage: Discover Your Ancestry – will span two days, including a full-day dedicated to DNA & Eastern European Ancestry.

Join 70+ fellow genealogists from Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Poland on October 6-7, 2017 for an event which features internationally known experts in Eastern European genealogy, and a workshop on Using Cadastral Maps.

I have written previously about rootstrust, a genealogy program for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.  (You can see one of my earlier articles at http://bit.ly/2y19Bff.) Now the folks at Atavus have still another operating system: Chromebooks, the low-cost laptop and desktop computers.

The following announcement was written by the folks at Atavus:

Last year Atavus reported that rootstrust can run on a Chromebook via a virtual computer system that you must subscribe to for a monthly fee.

A new exhibition – From cream crackers to the 1916 Rising – has been opened by Dublin’s Lord Mayor, Mícheál Mac Donncha, at Dublin City Library & Archive in Pearse Street.

It explores the history of the Jacob's biscuit factory and its impact on Ireland and on the lives of many thousands of workers throughout the 20th century.

Dublin City Library holds 330 boxes of archival material from W&R Jacob and Company, representing more than 150 years of biscuit making in the capital, and including items such as biscuit labels and packaging, advertisements, employee welfare booklets and other business and marketing ephemera.

The National Archives of Ireland has issued a Request for Tenders (RFT) for a Project Conservator to work on 19th-century maps from the Valuation Office.

Image from @NARIreland on TwitterThe successful applicant will work on the Valuation Office OL 11 Map Conservation Project, which started in 2013. The project collection contains approximately 11,000 Ordnance Survey six-inch survey maps dating from the mid-1830s to 1874.

Across its territories, FindMyPast has made a couple of small but significant website updates.

The Birth, Marriage and Death (BMD) categories have been split between civil and parish record types ie civil deaths and burials; parish baptisms etc. See the partial screenshot, right, to view the nine record types now available in the Life Events/Birth, Marriage, Death category on FindMyPast.ie.

In addition, multiple subcategories can now be selected within the search form.

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