Ancestor Network and John Hamrock in the News
Find out about about past and future news events involving genealogy and family history with John Hamrock, Irish Genealogist and Writer. Check this page periodically to find out about upcoming events or announcements.
30 October 2008, John Hamrock, author of Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors, corroborates Palin Roscommon Family Link Claim
22 November 2007 Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors Book Launch
22 November 2007 Book Launch Invitation, Roscommon County Library
01 November 2008, Irish Independent
12 April 2008, The Irish Times
11 December, 2007 Roscommon Herald
27 November, 2007 Roscommon Champion
16 November, 2007 Roscommon People
Irish Family History, the jounal of the Irish Family History Society, Volume 24, 2008, book review, page 126
December 2008, Roscommon Life 2008-2009 magazine, book review by Michael Lennon
November 2008, John Hamrock, "1911 Census of Ireland records online", Digital Genealogist, November/December 2008 edition
October 2008, Ireland's Genealogical Gazette, published by the Geneagy Society of Ireland, Vol. 3 No. 10.
Précis of September Lecture
On Tuesday, Seprember 9th  John Hamrock, MGSI, gave a very interesting lecture on the subject of a county's resources for family history research - the Roscommon experience; John spoke of his interest in genealogy and his successful completion of the course at UCD directed by well known genealogist and lecturer, Seán Murphy, MA. Detailing each of the resources available in both the county and the state's repositories, John, outlined his journey of discovery which led to his publication of Tracing Your Roscommon Ancestors published by Flyleaf Press. Besides the more familiar sources for the county like the Tithe Applotments, Griffith's Valuation and census returns, John introduced the meeting to the lesser known resources such as estate records, local religious censuses and the regimental records of the Connaught Rangers - a British Army regiment with considerable connections with the county up to its disbandment in 1922. The local repositories in Roscommon which contain resources not available elsewhere were also explored. With the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, John, not only gave a marvellous flavour of the wealth of resources available to those of Roscommon ancestry or anyone with connections to the county, but he also explained how he came to write his book on tracing Roscommon ancestors; A lively question and answer session followed this very interesting lecture and indeed, we may yet see other members following John's fine example and publishing.
September 2008, Genealogists' Magazine, Books in Brief, Society of Genealogists, Volume 29, Number 7, London
To be confirmed, National Genealogical Society Quarterly
To be confirmed, Family Tree Magazine
Summer 2008 FGS Forum
First Quarter 2008, Irish Roots Magazine
March 2008, Emigrant Online
March, 2008, Ancestors Magazine
February 2008, Books Ireland
10 October, 2008, RosFM, interview with John Casey about Sarah Palin's Roscommon ancestors and also about US politicains with Irish ancestry
16 March, 2008, KSL Radio, Relatively Speaking Program with Jackie McKay and Mary Slawson, Salt Lake City, Utah
11 February, 2008 Podcast Interview, DearMyrtle, Salt Lake City, Utah
22 November 2007, RosFM, Roscommon town
Other Genealogy/Family History Websites
Association of Professional Genealogists, www.apgen.org
Flyleaf Press, www.flyleaf.ie
Book Review, Irish Family History Society
Saturday, 4 October 2008, 11:30am, Irish Family History Society session at Dublin City Library and Archives, Pearse Street, Dublin, 'Roscommon Sources'
Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 8:00pm, Genealogical Society of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, ‘What to look out for when researching family history in any given county’
Saturday, 29 March 2008, Family History Day, 12:00noon, Dublin City Library and Archives, Pearse Street, Dublin, Ireland, 'Undiscovered Repositories for Tracing Roscommon Ancestors'
Monday, 3rd March 2008, 8:15pm, Moate Museum and Historical Society, Grand Hotel, Moate, Co. Westmeath; 'How to Go About Tracing Your Ancestors'
29 October 2008, Antarctic Ancestor Adventure, really reliving the adventures and exploits of your ancestors!
21 October 2008, John Hamrock joins Genealogical Speakers Guild
3 September, 2008 - 6 September, 2008, John Hamrock of Ancestor.ie attended the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference entitled, “Footprints of Family History”, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from Wednesday, September 3rd through Saturday, September 6th, 2008. This included the Association of Professional Genealogists Professional Management Conference held on 3 September 2008
26 February 2008, launch of Liam Byrne's impressive www.roscommonhistory.ie website
Friends of Association of Professional Genealogists of Ireland, Annual Christmas Luncheon, 12 December, 2007, www.apgi.ie
Other events will be announced as they materialise.