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Thu Jul 22 21:49:59 MDT 2010
Re: [APG Public List] Irish graves question...
From: Jeanette Daniels <jeanettedaniels8667 at yahoo.com>...View Contact
To: Eileen Ó Dúill <nellie at heirsireland.com>; apgpubliclist at apgen.org
My understanding in Europe that graves are used again after a long period of
time. That is what I meant. As for old tombstones, whoever is currently in
the grave is the name that would be on the tombstone. If I'm wrong about this,
please let me know. I would like to know what is going on and why this
genealogist went on a tombstone search through several churches rather than
going through the front door to talk with the minister or priest.
The tombstone inscriptions I received were in different hand-writings and some
From: Eileen Ó Dúill <nellie at heirsireland.com>
To: apgpubliclist at apgen.org
Sent: Thu, July 22, 2010 12:25:34 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] Irish graves question
You described a situation in Ireland as follows:
"The Irish research was unbelievable. The genealogist instead of going to
> individual churches to search records like I thought, went to the church
> graveyards and apparently had his children writing down the names of anyone of
> the surname I needed. I was looking for people in the 1600s. The earliest
> tombstone date was 1952."
Had the genealogist been a member of the Association of Professional
Genealogists in Ireland, you could have filed a complaint with the Council of
APGI. Our members value their reputations. Every complaint is taken seriously
and every effort made to resolve the dispute or misunderstanding.
I have been doing genealogy in Ireland for 35 years and have not come across
any responsible genealogist who would do a cemetery search when a parish
register search was requested. Perhaps you were dealing with someone who was
not a professional. Searches in the 1600's are rarely successful unless the
family was propertied and documented so any good genealogist would have advised
you of the limitation of parish registers to begin with.
I am interested in what you meant when you said:
" I am well aware that the graves are turned over in Ireland and that there
would be no older tombstones."
There are some 18th century headstones in Ireland still in existence, but it
would be highly unlikely to find one from the 17th century.
Finally, I would be very interested in learning how one would turn over a grave.
Eileen M. Ó Dúill, CG
47 Delwood Road
email: info at heirsireland.com
CG, Certified Genealogist is a service mark of the Board for Certification of
Genealogists (USA), used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic competency evaluations
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