Monday, May 10, 2010

Irish Roots ~ Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland

We know that my maternal grandfather was Irish. Both of his parents families were from Ireland.

His Mother's ACHESON family came from Ireland by ship in 1850. This is documented in a small booklet compiled and published by his relatives and published in 1951.

The family was from Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland.

The Watergate at Enniskillen Castle
Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Image © Copyright Raymond Millar and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
"Built in 1611 by Sir William Cole. Described at the time as a ‘fair and strong wall’ twenty-six feet high, ‘newly erected’ with flankers, parapet and wall walk. An impressive building with twin cor belled turrets projecting so as to give protection to the wall on two sides."

'Enniskillen Round, River Erne, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland"
SOURCE: Image released into the public domain by its author. June 2007. Biglobiglo


I haven't spent a lot of time on these sites, but thought they looked like they could be useful for general interest as well as genealogy research.

The Enniskillen Castle Museum has an extensive with with an Image Gallery and a Download page with several PDF downloads available.

Ireland Roots has some resources and a large Message Board.

Irish Roots Cafe has been online since 2006. Resource for "Irish Family History, Genealogy, Song and World Wide Heritage."

 "Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Volume 4: Parishes of County Fermanagh 1 1834-5; Enniskillen and Upper Lough Erne; (Illustrated.)

Descriptive history of northern half of  Ireland just before the Great Famine. Includes Enniskillen eight parishes of  Upper Lough Erne. Unique details of people and everyday life.

"The Book of Irish Families, Great and Small (Third Edition, Expanded); by Michael C. O'Laughlin. This edition has several very good reviews.