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What's New? Archive

This page describes the changes and additions to the site between November 2000 and December 2004. Click on date (if underlined) to review changes.

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23 December 2004

Family Gateway: New Message

22 December 2004

County Down: Extracts from the 1937 edition of Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Ireland relating to Lecale available.

7 December 2004

Family Gateway: New Message

27 November 2004

Family Storyboard: Owen and Annie Devlin page updated and expanded.

21 November 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - Devlin wedding McKenna Family Tree updated.

2 November 2004

Family Repository: Genealogy - Curry Arms and Genealogy added.

27 October 2004

Family Repository: I have finally traced the births and deaths of my two brothers, Owen (1937) and Edward (1941), who lived only a few days. The McKenna Family Tree and the Boyle Family Tree have been updated.

12 October 2004

Website: I have been working on a new 'look and feel' for the website, switching to a 'Style Sheet' approach that will make future adjustments easier across the entire site. The changes have to be made page by page and, with over 600 pages, will take some time to complete. At this point all main menu pages with the exception of the 'Family Gateway" (which has the bulk of the material) has been converted.

27 September 2004

Family Repository: Family Storyboard - School Photograph - Glassdrummond School - 1949.

25 September 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - new family member!. Mackrell Family Tree updated.

12 September 2004

County Down: New biography - Michael McLaverty

9 September 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - Christening - Owen Eddy Hamilton

5 August 2004

Children's Sayings: Conal Barrett strikes again!

1 August 2004

Family Repository: Family Wedding - Sarah-Jane Carville and Alan McGrath.

25 July 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - new family member!. McKenna Family Tree updated.

24 July 2004

Family Repository: More wedding photos added; Mickey Boyle and Alice Garvey, Michael Boyle and Mary Finegan, Mary Boyle and Micky Owens, Michelle Boyle and Barry Toner, Tony Boyle and Diane Madine, Maria Owens and Fergal McDonald. With thanks to Mary Boyle and Michelle Toner

22 July 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - Congratulations Noelle.

20 July 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - family bereavement.

1 June 2004

Devlin Family on-line I have added a page about the the other web sites I have designed.

31 May 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - Visitors from Canada.

16 May 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - Many happy returns!

15 March 2004

Local NewsThe Mourne Observer has been added the the list of on-line local papers.

14 March 2004

County Down: Notes on the following places added - Judges Lodgings, Saul Church, Slieve Patrick, Strangford, Strangford Stone and Southwell Buildings.

13 March 2004

County Down: Notes on the following places added - Down Arts Centre, Denvirs Hotel, Downpatrick Courthouse and Celtic Cross, Down Cathedral.

12 March 2004

County Down: Notes on the following people added - Aodh MacAingil, Archbishop William Crolly, Celtchair Mor Mac Uthechair and Sir James Martin.

3 March 2004

County Down: New Website for Lecale Historical Society added to page links.

2 March 2004

County Down: Weather Forecast for the main County Down towns added to the Menu.

9 January 2004

Family Repository: Updated family profile for Jane and Richard Beckwith

3 January 2004

Family Repository: New Family Message - family bereavement.

1 January 2004

Children's Sayings: A New Year one from Conal Barrett.

1 January 2004

What's New: Entries for 2003 archived. New page started.

26 December 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - new baby.

19 December 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - condolences.

28 November 2003

Family Gateway: Childrens Sayings: Rebecca Barrett strikes again!.

18 November 2003

County Down: Lecale Historical Society: First edition of the new jouurnal "Lecale Review" launched on 17 November. Cover and contents page reproduced here.

17 November 2003

Family Gateway: Family Repository: Details (and photos) of Michelle and Barry Toner's family now available. The Terence Boyle Family Tree also updated.

13 November 2003

Family Gateway: Family Repository: The Collins Family pay tribute their late mother - Kathleen

4 November 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - Family Wedding.

30 October 2003

Family Gateway: Family Repository: Fiona Kieran pays tribute to her Nanny Carragher

27 October 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - Birth of twins

26 October 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - Family Wedding.

20 October 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted - Surprise Party.

18 October 2003

County Down: Lecale Historical Society: Upgraded pages about the Society, including details of the Society's Programme for 2003-2004, some details of its Journals' articles, and how to become a member.

17 October 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

17 September 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

11 September 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

9 September 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

8 September 2003

Family Repository: : Details of Richard and Gordon McAvoy's families now posted - thanks to Gordon McAvoy. The Kane and Curran Family Trees have also been updated.

13 August 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

23 July 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

17 July 2003

Family Gateway: Index of Family Names: Simple list of all the Family Surnames in the databases now available.

16 July 2003

Family Gateway: Family Photo Albums: Two new photos - Sandra (Donnelly) and Aidan Hughes, 5 May 2003; and Amanda (Neary) and Garath O'Connell, 21 June 2003. The McKenna Family Tree and the Index of Family Names have also been updated with the new family members.

30 June 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

13 June 2003

Family Repository: : Details of Brendan Durkan's family now posted - thanks to Anne-Marie Acosta. The McKenna Family Tree has also been updated.

11 June 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

6 June 2003

County Down Down County Museum: The Museum launched its own, comprehensive, website in May 2003. As a result I have modified the Museum page on this site and removed the information of the Down Survey, which is more fully covered by the Museum's content. For example many of the articles are available on-line.

2 May 2003

Family Gateway: Census Records: 1901 Census record for James Curran, Church St. Rostrevor, posted.

14 April 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

28 March 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted.

27 March 2003

County Down: Down Survey: The 2002 edition of Yearbook of the Down County Museum was published on 12 March 2003. The Contents Page, with summary of the articles, is reproduced here.

25 March 2003

Family Gateway: Family Repository: Updated details of Noel and the late Brigid Rodgers' Family; with thanks to Geraldine Meagher. Boyle Family Tree updated.

11 February 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New message posted.

2 February 2003

Family Gateway: Family Storyboard: A fairy tale from Catrina Barrett (age 6).

30 January 2003

County Down: Down County Museum: Programme of Events to mark the bi-centenary of the 1803 Rebellion in the role of Thomas Russell - "The Man from God Knows Where"

28 January 2003

Family Gateway: Family News: New message posted.

25 January 2003

Family Gateway: Curran Family: Wedding Photos for Florrie Cole and Jim Curran added to Album

20 January 2003

Family Gateway: Family Names of Creggan: Family names for 1957 now available.

18 January 2003

Family Gateway: Family Names of Creggan: Family names for 1766 now available.

15 January 2003

Co. Down: Lecale Historical Society: Contents and summary articles of the 2002 edition of Lecale Miscellany" now available.

26 December 2002

Family Gateway: Townlands of Creggan: Additional information about households and population of the townlands in the eleven censuses held between 1841 and 1951 now added to the profiles.

23 December 2002

Family Gateway: Townlands of Creggan: Clickable parish map now available

17 December 2002

Song and Story: Poem The Lighthouse: I have been searching for this poem for many years without success since I lost the book "The Ambleside Book of Verse" I had at the Abbey Grammar School in Newry. Now, thanks to a former Violet Hill pupil, Gerry Carville, to whom I am indebted, here it is.

17 December 2002

Song and Story: Nearly 80 great MIDI files of Irish song melodies added with thanks to Frank Lennon, Castlewellan who arranged them.

10 December 2002

Family Gateway: Native Irish speakers of Creggan: The complete list of the 785 people, who spoke Irish as their native tongue in the civil parish of Creggan at the time of the 1901 Census of Ireland, now available.

1 December 2002

Family Gateway: Family Names of Creggan: Family names for 1935 now available.

28 November 2002

Family Gateway: Townlands of Creggan: Description of Creggan Parish in 1837

26 November 2002

Family Gateway: Family Names of Creggan: Family names for 1970 now available.

23 November 2002

Family Gateway: Family Names of Creggan: I have added a new feature, listing the incidence and concentration of the most frequent family names in the parish at periods of about a generation apart since 1828. The project is not complete as the position in 1935 and 1970 is still to be analysed.

15 November 2002

Family Gateway: Townlands of Creggan: Information about the names, occupations and ages of the native Irish speakers enumerated in the 1901 Census of Ireland now available for the rest of the listed townlands.

13 November 2002

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted

13 November 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: I have started to add information about the names, occupations and ages of the native Irish speakers enumerated in the 1901 Census of Ireland. This the last generation to be born into a largely Irish speaking environment. The following townlands are updated so far - Ballynaclosha, Cregganduff, Glassdrumman, Legmoylin, Tullydonnell Gage and Tulldonnell O'Callaghan

2 November 2002

Family Gateway: Index of Family Names: The Index has now been updated. Also James and Sarah Curran's Family Tree.

1 November 2002

Family Gateway: Curran Family: A major addition to the information available on the Curren Family, originally from Killowen, Co Down, has been made available thanks to Deirdre McEvoy who, in addition to the 193 names (and details) already added to the Family Repository, has provided another 112 names of the descendants of James Curran's parents and grandparents and one of his granduncles. This addition enumerates eight generations in Sadie's family, and possibly more in others. Access is through James and Alice Curran's page; yellow text in boxes. To complete the picture I will shortly add the new names to the Alphabetical List and provide additional Family Trees.

25 October 2002

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted

21 October 2002

Family Gateway: Song and Story: New poem posted

18 October 2002

Family Gateway: Family News: New Message posted

10 October 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: I have started to add information from the Townland Valuation of 1837. This is mainly limited to the total townland valuation but with details of the (few) householders with property worth 5 or more a year.

8 October 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/Morgan Family: Additional information about Mary (Curran) and Paddy Morgan's family. Twenty one names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy who has supplied an amazing 193 family names of James and Alice's descendants. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

7 October 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/Magee Family: Additional information about Brigid (Curran) and James Magee's family. Twelve names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

6 October 2002

Family Gateway: Curran Family: Additional information about James and Nelly Curran's family. Six names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

5 October 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/Cole Family: Major addition to the information about Margaret (Maggie) (Curran) and Matthew Cole's family. Another 28 names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. More names of James and Alice Curran's descendents will be added later. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

26 September 2002

Family Storyboard: Additional information about Eddie Devlin's time in New York. Also a revised personal record for Patrick Devlin 1903-1925

26 September 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/Murphy Family: Major addition to the information about Gertie (Curran) and Matt Murphy's family. 28 names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. More names of James and Alice Curran's descendents will be added later. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

25 September 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/McEvoy Family: Major addition to the information about Mary (Curran) and Killian McEvoy's family. 21 names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. More names of James and Alice Curran's descendents will be added later. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

24 September 2002

Family Gateway: CurranFamily: Major addition to the information about Edward and May Curran's family. 15 names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. More names of James and Alice Curran's descendents will be added later. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

23 September 2002

Family Gateway: Curran/Cole Family: Major addition to the information about Florrie (Curran) and Joseph Cole's Family. 62 names added to the Family Repository. Thanks to Deirdre McEvoy. More names of James and Alice Curran's descendents will be added later. James and Alice's Family Tree has been updated, as has the Alphabetical List of family names.

16 September 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The following townlands have now been updated to 1972. Glassdrummanaghy, Monaguillagh Rathkeelan and Tullydonnell O'Callaghan.

15 September 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The following townlands have now been updated to 1972. Cregganbane, Cregganduff and Glasdrumman.

14 September 2002

Family Storyboard: More information about Joesph Curran, drowned in Carlingford Lough, added to the story of the SS Connemara.

11 September 2002

Family Storyboard:New Family story.

8 September 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The following townlands have now been updated to 1972. Ballynaclosha, Cappagh, Drumbally, Drumboy, Drummuckavall, Legmoylin, Moybane, Tullydonnell Gage and Urker.

31 August 2002

Family News: New message posted.

29 August 2002

Family News: New message posted.

22 August 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: Monaguillagh has been updated to 1935.

17 August 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: Glassdrumman has been updated to 1935.

15 August 2002

Family Gateway: Family Repository: Forty three names from Gen and Owen Hearty's family added, with thanks to Bridie O'Callaghan. The McKenna Family Tree also updated.

12 August 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The following townlands have been updated to 1935 - Ballynaclosha, Cregganbane, Cregganduff, Drumbally, Drummuckavall, Rathkeelan and Tullydonnell O'Callaghan.

9 August 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The following townlands have been updated to 1935 - Cappagh, Drumboy, Legmoylin, Moybane, Tullydonnell Gage and Urcher.

7 August 2002

Census Records: 1901 Census: Summary of Census Returns for Dorsey now available.

30 July 2002

Census Records: 1901 Census: Summary of Census Returns for Carrick Street and The Square Crossmaglen, and the townlands of Drumbally, Monaguillagh and Tullydonnell O'Callaghan now available.

22 July 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: Additional townlands profiled.

20 July 2002

Boyle Database: Wedding Photos: Shane and Nuala Boyle - married 11 May 2002

16 July 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: Additional townlands profiled.

7 July 2002

Family News: New message posted.

5 July 2002

Family News: New message posted.

5 July 2002

Family Repository: Family Trees: All the Family Trees now available from a single point

4 July 2002

Family Repository: Kane Database: Kane Family Tree (from 1851) now available

3 July 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: The derivation of the townland names of Creggan Parish now available

23 June 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: Note of the origins and use of Irish townlands now available

22 June 2002

Family Gateway: Townland Timeline: New feature which lists those living in selected townlands in South Armagh over the centuries. More development needed.

21 June 2002

Family Gateway: Table showing the distribution of the principal family names throughout Ireland in 1890 now available.

15 June 2002

Family News: New message posted.

7 June 2002

Wedding Photos: This page has been redesigned so that the photographs open in their own windows.

2 June 2002

Site Reorganisation: I have made some major changes to the layout of the site, designed to consolidate the hundreds of pages of family related information, and improve navigation. The main site menu has been reduced with a single menu item - The Family Gateway - replacing eight items, as well as some pages formerly accessed from other menus. There is an additional information source now accessible from a single point - Townland and family records from the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland. I have also taken the opportunity to archive the "What's New" items to May 2002. These can be inspected, if desired, from the above archive.

23 May 2002

Family Name Index: The Index has been reorganised to reduce the download time.

22 May 2002

Fitzpatrick Family: Additional information about Bernard and Kitty's family added. McKenna and Fitzpatrick Family Trees have been updated.

10 May 2002

Boyle Family Tree: Revised Family Tree to take account of the McGahan and Duffy families (both incomplete)

7 May 2002

1911 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the 1911 Census for
Sarah and John Burns
James and Sarah Mackrell
Margaret Flannaghan
now available.

6 May 2002

1911 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the 1911 Census for
James and Alice Curran
Bernard and Annie Kane
now available.

5 May 2002

1911 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the 1911 Census for
Owen and Annie Devlin
Kate Richardson
Michael and Mary McCoy
Bridget Quinn
Patrick Boyle
Michael Boyle
now available.

4 May 2002

Felix Boyle Family: Transcriptions of the 1911 Census for the Fearon family now available.

3 May 2002

Fitzpatrick Family: More accurate information about the family of Bernard and Alice Fitzpatrick of Keenoge, Co Monaghan now available, including transcriptions of the 1901 Census and the 1911 Census for their family. The McKenna Database has also been updated

2 May 2002

Durkan FamilyAdditional information about the family of Patrick Durkan of Corrower, Co Mayo now available, including transcriptions of the 1901 Census and the 1911 Census for Patrick's family.

29 April 2002

1901 Census of Ireland:Transcription of the Census Returns for Catherine and James Larkin, Dundalk Street, Crossmaglen, now available

27 April 2002

Devlin Database: Some information about Catherine and James Larkin's family.

27 April 2002

Fitzpatrick Database: Additional information about Ned and Lizzie Fitzpatrick's family, with thanks to Bernard and Mena Fitzpatrick.

25 April 2002

Boyle Family: Story of a murder and suicide in Tullydonnell in 1927.

24 April 2002

Boyle Database: Additional earlier generation added. Pages reorganised; and a revised Family Tree available.

14 April 2002

Curran Database: Incomplete information about the Marks, Rooney and Green families added.

30 March 2002

Kane Database: Information about Tommy and Kathleen Kane's family now available.

29 March 2002

Curran Database: More information on James and Alice Curran's Family now available. Thanks to Kathleen Reoch. This adds another 50+ names to the Family Repository

16 March 2002

Photo Albums New Album available - St Patrick's Festival, Downpatrick 2002.

5 March 2002

Family News: New Message posted.

25 February 2002

John and Marie Boyle: More information and photos available - with thanks to Barbara Delafield.

25 February 2002

Kane Database: Basic information about Bernard and Ann Kane, Sadie's great grandparents, now available.

24 February 2002

Curran Database: Story of the tragic collision in Carlingford lough in November 1916.

20 February 2002

County Down: Introduction and Contents of the 1994 and 1998 editions of Lecale Miscellany now available.

18 February 2002

Family News: New message added.

17 February 2002

Curran Database: James and Alice Curran's Family Tree (incomplete) now available.

16 February 2002

Song and Story: A local Warrenpoint legend with a personal twist

16 February 2002

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Curran family now available.

15 February 2002

1901 Census of Ireland:Transcription of the Census Returns for James and Alice Curran, Newry St Warrenpoint now available

15 February 2002

Kane Database:Information on the Kane family has been taken back a generation to James and Alice Curran. More details on the wider families of their children (apart from Bernard and Annie, who are already chronicled, will be provided in due course

14 February 2002

1901 Census of Ireland:Transcription of the Census Returns for Sarah and John Burns, Thomas St Warrenpoint now available

14 February 2002

Mackrell Database:Information on the Mackrell family has been taken back a generation to Patrick and Catherine Mackrell. More details on the wider families of their children (apart from James and Sarah, who are already chronicled, will be provided in due course

12 February 2002

1901 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the Census Returns for Brigid and John Quinn, Glassdrummond, Mary Hollywood, Glassdrummond and Mary and Michael McCoy, Mobane now available

11 February 2002

Song and Story: Two poems added; "The Old Man's Grave" by Lucy Maud Montgomery and "C.L.M" by John Masefield.

11 February 2002

Family Repository: I will now include information, where I have it, of the place of birth and burial of individuals, as well as photos of family gravestones, linked to the individuals concerned. The example link is to my father's record. I would welcome such photos.

9 February 2002

Durkan Family: Database reorganised to improve loading speed.

8 February 2002

County Down: Pages consolidated to improve navigation and access

8 February 2002

County Down: Introduction and Contents of two editions of Lecale Miscellany now available.

7 February 2002

Family News: New message added.

7 February 2002

1901 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the Census Returns for Brigid Fearon and Sarah Mackrell now available

26 January 2002

1901 Census of Ireland: Transcriptions of the Census Returns for Owen and Annie Devlin, Edward and Mary McKenna and James and Kate Richardson now available

25 January 2002

County Down: Contents Pages of the 1997-2001 Down Museum's Annual Review "Down Survey" now available

24 January 2002

Genealogy: Genealogy of the Feehan family now available.

24 January 2002

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the McKeown family now available.

23 January 2002

Family News: New message added.

21 January 2002

Family News: New message added.

18 January 2002

Family News: New message added.

15 January 2002

Song and Story: Four songs added; "Loch Lomond", "Love's Old Sweet Song", "Meet Me in St Louis, Louis" and "Silver Threads Among The Gold".

14 January 2002

Song and Story: Five songs added; "Maid of the Sweet Brow Knowe", "Lark in the Clear Air", "The Salley Gardens", "The Fairy Hills" and "The Enniskillen Dragoons".

4 January 2002

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Brady family now available.

1 January 2002

Childrens Sayings: Three new entries

30 December 2001

Song and Story: Eight Legends added; "The Recovered Bride", "Jimmy Doyle in the Fairy Palace", "The Fairy Nurse", "The Belated Priest", "The Palace in the Rath", "The Tobinstown Sheeoge", "The Fairy Child" and "The Horned Women".

29 December 2001

Song and Story: Two songs added; "Carrickfergus" and "The Tennessee Waltz".

28 December 2001

Song and Story: Three poems added; Matthew Arnold - "The Forsaken Merman" and Leigh Hunt - "Abou Ben Adhem" and "The Glove and the Lions".

24 December 2001

Song and Story: Three poems added; WB Yeates - "The Song of Wandering Aengus" and Benjamin Franklin King "The Pessamist" and "If I Should Die".

15 December 2001

Devlin Database: Gerry and Veronica's family page reorganised and photos now added. Should load faster. With thanks to Sandra Donnelly

9 December 2001

Photo Albums: New album of photos of Mary Devlin's 21 Birthday celebrations now available.

24 November 2001

Devlin Database: Update of Owen and Marie Devlin's family now available, with photos.

22 November 2001

Devlin Database: Details of all of Gerry and Veronica's family now available. Photos will be added later. With thanks to Sandra Donnelly. This information adds 38 names to the Family Repository. The McKenna Family Tree has also been updated.

18 November 2001

Hanratty Family: Revised Family Tree now includes an additional generation. With thanks to Colman Ahern

17 November 2001

County Armagh: Tales collected by TGF Paterson, former Curator of Armagh Museum, with acknowledgements to the publishers of the book "Harvest Home".

16 November 2001

Kane Database: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Dinsmore Family available

16 November 2001

Thomas Russell: Report of the Trial of Thomas Russell - 20 October 1803.

15 November 2001

Boyle Family Tree: Revised Family Tree takes account of John Boyle's parents and siblings - limited information as yet available.

13 November 2001

Mackrell Database: New Family Tree for James and Sarah Mackrell. Takes account of another forty two names added to the Family Repository. With thanks to Carol Carr

11 November 2001

McKenna Database: Separate page for Rose and Patrick Keenan's family now available.

8 November 2001

Song and Story: Three new poems - WB Yeates and Winnifred M Letts.

5 November 2001

Mackrell Family Tree: James and Sarah's Family Tree (incomplete) now available

2 November 2001

Drumbally Days: Additional material added - "Alarums and Excursions" and "Cousins"

1 November 2001

Family Name Index: Revised Index should load faster.

30 October 2001

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Carr family now available

29 October 2001

Moore Family Tree: Family Tree (incomplete) now available

29 October 2001

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Moore family now available

27 October 2001

Mackrell Database: Additional Photographs of the Benson, Moore and Farman families. With thanks to Carol Carr

26 October 2001

Guestbook: New Guestbook installed. The old one was not working properly. The Archived Messages are available.

12 October 2001

Genealogy: Coat of Arms and genealogy of the Duffy family now available

12 October 2001

McKenna Family Tree: New information on two of Edward and Mary's children resulted in a revision of the Tree to reflect the correct chronological order of their births, in so far as these have been definitively established.

9 October 2001

Boyle Database: Additional information and photographs for Peter Boyle's Family. With thanks to Majella McEntegart.

28 September 2001

Photo Albums: New Album of a few images of Paddy Mackrell from 1912. You will leave the site. To return use your Browser's Back button.

16 September 2001

Richardson Database: Additional information on Kathleen and Walter Durkan's Family - with thanks to Walter Durkan

14 September 2001

Genealogy: A Short History of the O'Reilly Name

14 September 2001

County Down: New feature on Dundrum Castle

6 September 2001

McKenna Database: Additional material about the Hanratty family

4 September 2001

County Down: Additional material on Downpatrick Prisons

2 September 2001

Devlin Database: More information now available on Kathleen and Mick Martinez's Family. Special thanks to Teresa Bryers for the information, which adds 30 names to the Family Repository.
The McKenna Family Tree has been reorganised and updated, to reflect the latest changes. The opportunity was taken to better reflect the chronological order for the family relationships.

31 August 2001

Photo Albums: New Album of a few images from the 19th and 20th centuries, of the family of James and Kate Richardson. You will leave the site. To return use your Browser's Back button.

31 August 2001

Richardson Database: Nearly complete record of Minnie and James McAlister's extended family available. With much thanks to Kathleen Collins for the information which adds over 60 names to the Family Repository. The McKenna Family Tree has been updated.

25 August 2001

McKenna Database: Family Tree of, and additional information about, James Hanratty (married Sarah McKenna) available. With thanks to Colman Ahern, of Berkeley, California, James's grand nephew.

24 August 2001

Devlin Grandparents: American cousins reminiscences of visiting Mobane in the 1920s and 30s.

15 August 2001

Boyle Database: An up-to-date Family Tree of John and Mary Boyle now available.

14 August 2001

Devlin Genealogy: References to the Devlin name in "The Annals of the Four Masters" added

13 August 2001

John de Courcy: An extract from "The Annals of the Four Masters", added to the profile.

6 August 2001

McKenna Database: An "up-to-date", but incomplete, Family Tree of Edward and Mary McKenna now available.

3 August 2001

The Devlins:. Chapter Two of my Memoir on the civil service.

1 August 2001

Famous Devlins:. Short portrait of Anne Devlin - Friend of Robert Emmet.

31 July 2001

Index of Names:. Additional names in following Surnames: Boyle, Brown, Collins, Conlon, Duncan, Garvey, Keenan and McKenna.

25 July 2001

American Connection: More photos from Anna Crocco, including one of her brother Albert who died tragically, aged 4, in 1920. Albert was Owen and Annie Devlin's first grandchild.

20 July 2001

Search Service: New feature. As well as access to one of the best Search Engines (Google), directly from the Home Page, you can now search Devlin Family on-Line for specific information. In the Google Box on the Home Page enter the words, names etc you are looking for, select "Search this Site" and click "Search". This will give you a complete list of all of the pages with the selected text.

18 July 2001

Family Forum: New feature. This is an interactive platform where family members and others can raise any topic, reply to others, seek information and receive replies. I have started the ball rolling with a question about the Brady family of Inniskeen

14 July 2001

Photo Albums: New Wedding Photo Album now available. This provides access to all these photographs from a single page. Please send me your photos, old and new, and I will put them here.

13 July 2001

Dinsmore Datebase - details of Maggie and Jimmy Dinsmore's family updated.

6 July 2001

Fitzpatrick Datebase - details of (some of) Alice (McKenna) and Bernard Fitzpatrick's family is available. I am grateful to Paddy and Alice Fitzpatrick and Rita Callan for the information, documents and pictures. This adds another 60 names to the Family Repository.

30 June 2001 Richardson Datebase - details of Walter and Kathleen Durkan's family now available
26 June 2001 Genealogy: Genealogies now available for the following names - Durkan, McAlister, McArdle and McCourt
21 June 2001 New feature: Capturing the funny, bizarre and arresting things our children say. Now a Main Menu Item.
21 June 2001 Albums: External Family Albums-reported here periodically - now consolidated in single page. Now a Main Menu Item
20 June 2001 Devlin Database - further details of Christina and Maris Soto's family - plus wedding photo.
17 June 2001 Family Name Index: Complete searchable name index now available in the Family Repository.
16 June 2001 Boyle Database - further details of Felix and Katie Boyle's family
11 June 2001 Genealogy: I have added genealogies of more family names. In some cases only the Coat of Arms is yet available
8 June 2001 Family Repository: Work on a major extention to the Family Repository, covering the families of the daughters of Edward and Mary McKenna - my paternal grandmother's sisters - has begun. The families include Conlon, Richardson, Keenan, Fitzpatrick, Hanratty, McCoy, McAllister, Clarke, McCourt, Durkan, Hart, Pearce, McArdle. Limited information currently available. I will add to it as it becomes available.
31 May 2001 Devlin Database: Some information about Gerry and Veronica Devlin's family now available. More detail will be added in due course.
26 May 2001 Claire Devlin: Photos of Claire's First Holy Communion at online.ie You will leave this site - use your Browser's BACK botton to return to this page.
23 May 2001 Song and Story: Seven new selections in Words and Music.
11 May 2001 American Connection: New photo album - old photographs of the Devlin family members who emigrated to America at online.ie You will leave this site - use your Browser's BACK botton to return to this page.
5 May 2001 Family Emigrations: Information, from New York's Ellis Island records of ship manifests, about the Devlin and related family emigrations to the United States between 1892 and 1924, is now available. Also a short history of Ellis Island and a description of its operations
1 May 2001 St Patrick :St Patrick's Letter to the soldiers of Coroticus now available
30 April 2001 Valediction: A Valedictory for May and Jim Treanor
23 April 2001 Links: New link - to "Kingdoms of Down" added to Links Page
21 April 2001 Boyle Database: Further details of Tommy and Maggie Boyle's family
17 April 2001 Boyle Database: Ffurther details of Peter and Sally Boyle's family
11 April 2001 Short biog of my start in the NI Civil Service
27 March 2001 Peter and Annie Devlin: Family tree added to family matrix. I will roll-out this feature to other families over the next few weeks.
22 March 2001 McKenna Connection: New photo album old photographs of the McKenna family at online.ie You will leave this site - use your Browser's BACK botton to return to this page.
21 March 2001 Kane Family Database: Additional information about Maggie and Jimmy Dinsmore's family.
19 March 2001 Devlin Family Database: Additional information about Kathleen and Mick Martinez's family.
15 March 2001 Mackrell Family Database: Additional information about Brigid and Jack Moore's family.
13 March 2001 Percy French: New short feature on Co Down's most famous songwriter, poet and rhymer.
11 March 2001 Boyle Gathering 1999: New photo album of event available at online.ie You will leave this site - use your Browser's BACK botton to return to this page.
9 March 2001 Devlin Family Database: Additional information about Peter and Annie Devlin's family.
9 March 2001 New feature: The Creggan Local History Society - News about a new Website and some articles from the Journals
8 March 2001 Barrett Family Album now on-line. Few pictures only at present. Will add to album from time to time.
7 March 2001 Album of Mobane Devlins (1930s - 1940s) now on-line.
7 March 2001 I have placed a number of photo albums at Online.ie which can be accessed directly from this site. I will add to these over the coming weeks and months.
2 March 2001 Photograph (which I had never seen before) of my grandparents Owen and Annie Devlin, now available. This one, with many others, were unexpectedly and gratefully received from a cousin, Anna Crocco, Staten Island, New York.
1 March 2001 Additional biographical material on Thomas Russell
20 February 2001 Ciara Devlin (aged 6) has a new page - pictures, school reports, artwork, stories
18 February 2001


I have redesigned the site navigation by placing a menu bar at the top of every page and in some at the bottom as well. I will gradually extend this into the Family Repository. I have also improved navigation by colour coding the pages already visited during any session.
14 February 2001 Claire Devlin (aged 8) has a new page. Check it out!
19 January 2001 Images of Downpatrick
5 January 2001 New Menu Item about South Armagh - this will be developed
4 January 2001 Short feature on Turlough O'Carolan - Irish Harper
31 December 2000 Additional verse and music
30 December 2000 'Confessio' - Saint Patrick's Confession - now available
29 December 2000 A new Guest Book feature is now available for direct feedback.
28 December 2000 An internet search facility now available-at Home Page
23 December 2000 New feature on Saint Patrick
18 December 2000 New feature on prisons in Downpatrick
16 December 2000 New feature on Thomas Russell-"The man from God knows where"
9 December 2000 Copy of Johnny Boyle's song "The Deck Along The Line" now available
8 December 2000 Statement of Policy on the storage and display of personal information now available.
7 December 2000 Further to update of 20 November, an on-line version of "The Down Recorder" is now available.
28 November 2000 (1) Photo of Mary Quinn, mother of Mary Boyle, now available, thanks to Brian O'Callaghan
28 November 2000 (2) New feature, on the Mourne mountains, now available
25 November 2000 Boyle wedding photos; John, Packy, Peter, Terry and Tommy, now in Repository.
21 November 2000 Short biography of John de Courcy - conqueror of Ulster
20 November 2000 New feature - some stories from my local weekly newspaper, "The Down Recorder". I will update as often as I can make the time available.
19 November 2000 Boyle Database - Additional details in Mickey Boyle's Family
18 November 2000 New feature on Inch Abbey added
8 November 2000 New Family News/Messages page added
7 November 2000 (1) Boyle Database - Additional details in Alice O'Reilly's Family
7 November 2000 (2) Boyle Database - Additional details in John Boyle's Family
6 November 2000 New page on the early people of Lecale and Downpatrick
5 November 2000 Site Map, listing all pages, now available on the Main Menu
2 November 2000 Boyle Gathering - set of photographs available
Link disabled - page moved - see 11 March 2001
31 October 2000 Boyle Database - Additional details in Packy's Family
30 October 2000(1) Mackrell Database - Paddy's Family mostly populated some detail and photos to be added.
30 October 2000(2) New feature on Delamont Country Park
29 October 2000
Additions to Places of Interest - Castleward House, Clough Castle,
Down Museum, Down Railway Museum and The Quoile Countryside Centre
26 October 2000 (1)
Information about May and Jim Treanor added.
26 October 2000 (2)
Information about Kathleen and Bernard Hamilton added.
25 October 2000
Information about Eileen and Ron Sutcliffe added.
24 October 2000(1)
Music files, some Irish traditional melodies by Turlough O Carolan, added.
24 October 2000 (2) Information of St Patrick's RC Church added
23 October 2000 New Feature about Eddie Devlin
22 October 2000 New feature about Brigid Devlin
18 October 2000 New Links section added

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