Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NIFHS Cemetery Inscriptions

Following on from last week's post about genealogy organizations outside the U.S and Canada that have relevant records and resources, this week's post looks at the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS). NIFHS "is a voluntary not-for-profit organization encouraging an interest in family history with particular reference to the nine counties in the historic Province of Ulster."[1]

One of their offerings is an index to graveyard inscriptions extracted from journals that the society subscribes to. The usefulness of the index is that you can quickly find out if a family name is included in the listing of inscriptions from a particular cemetery that you are interested in. Members of the NIFHS can avail of a lookup service if there is a cemetery of interest among the extensive list. This list includes transcribed information from some cemeteries in both the United States and Canada.

You can learn more information about this index and the NIFHS on their website.

IR[2]
Article Title
Journal
043/002
Memorial Stones in the USA
Galway Roots Vol 2 Page 79
043/003
New Brunswick, St. John County Alms & workhouse
Galway Roots Vol 4 Page 125
050/005
Andover, Mass. USA emigrant burials
Irish Ancestor Vol 1 Page 23
055/001
Tombstone Inscriptions of Irish interest in British Columbia
Irish Family History Society Vol. 2 1986 Page 59
055/002
St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lee, Mas., U.S.A.
Irish Family History Society Vol. 3 1987 Page 32
055/005
Irish graves in Ontario, Canada
Irish Family History Society Vol. 6 1990 Page 39
055/009
Irish Burials in St. Augustine’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Hamilton – Wentworth region, Ontario
Irish Family History Society Vol. 10 1994 Page 61
055/009
St. Joseph’s R.C. Church Cemetery, Bimbrook, Hamilton – Wentworth region, Ontario
Irish Family History Society Vol. 10 1994 Page 62
055/009
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Catholic Church Cemetery, Freelton, Ontario
Irish Family History Society Vol. 10 1994 Page 63
055/009
St. Thomas R.C. Cemetery, Waterdown, Ontario
Irish Family History Society Vol. 10 1994 Page 64
055/022
Bakerville Cemetery & Richfield Cemetery, B.C., Canada
Irish Family History Society Vol. 17 2001 Page 119



[1] North of Ireland Family History Society. North of Ireland Family History Society. Available online at http://www.nifhs.org: accessed 27 January 2016.
[2] There is no indications as to what this acronym stands for but it likely to be internal reference.

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