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January 28, 2013

Trinity College Library Digital Collections

by vipsinc

Irish harp Hynes graveThe launch of Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) library’s digital collections covering an extraordinary range of materials and information has been low key.

The collection includes many images, 31 maps from 1812 of the estates of Sir Nicholas Conway Colthrust in Cork and Kerry (with beautiful images), the 15th century Annals of Ulster, printed ephemera of the 1916 Rebellion, and the first World War. If you are looking for family history items the most useful items are the 18 manuscript volumes (covering 300 years) of Trinity’s admission and matriculation register 1607-1907. The term examination books for the latter part of the 18th century can also be viewed. These reveal that Senior Freshman Kenny was cautioned for his performance at Greek in the term ending 15 December 1750!

To access the Trinity College Library Collection visit digitalcollections.tcd.ie

One of the speakers at the VAFHO State conference (first weekend in May in Ballarat, Victoria) is Dr Val Noone who recently wrote the widely acclaimed book Hidden Ireland in Victoria. He will speak about the Irish on the goldfields.

For more information about the conference visit http://www.vipsinc.wordpress.com

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