DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

What's New

I add names to the Family Tree Maker database almost daily. The database, converted to GEDCOM format, gets updated to this website using GEDsite.
I am slow... because its not just about collecting names, I am after connections and stories. The 'Living' are excluded from this website, the total viewable in website can be seen in footer at the very bottom of the page. 

30 October 2020:- Total 34, 154 including living. Single addition and an emendation to an Ireland to Canada family.  My office is in disarray at present so I'm busy getting that back to working efficiently.


28 October 2020:- Total 34, 153 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1951).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1951) 8 new sources added. A census entry form Laois. 

27 October 2020:- Total 34, 143 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1950).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1950) 10 new sources added. Some tricksy connecting as the death records start to lose their connections with older records. 

26 October 2020:- Total 34, 136 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1949).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1949) 9 new sources added. A good merge gained from a death record.  A couple of marriages added to the Ceannt family but not leading to a Dowling connection.

25 October 2020:- Total 34, 129 including living. Relating to the recent contact Patrick Edward Dowling believed strongly that he was related to Edward Kent / Eamonn Ceannt of the Easter Rising in 1916.  I have had a good look but cannot find a connection.  However, I have added the Ceannt line for future reference as there may be a cousin relationship somewhere.

24 October 2020:- Total 34, 110 including living. Some work on the Laois/Offaly correspondent's family with some nice connections from existing to more recent and a resolved marriage and death.  All in all, a nice contact. 

20 October 2020:- Total 34, 062 including living. Mostly refitting my office the last few days.  A little work on the correspondent from Laois's family and I have connected it to individuals already in my system.  It allowed a merge as without her contact I would not have been able to confirm my suspicion of the death date ( the details of the death gave little clue that it was the same Daniel Dowling as in this family).  Some more to do but I think the exchange has had mutual benefits.  

17 October 2020:- Total 34, 052 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1948).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1948) 17 new sources added.  New correspondent in Laois so a new family to connect up, looking forward to that tomorrow.  

15 October 2020:- Total 34, 033 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1946).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1946).  

13 October 2020:- Total 34, 028 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1944 [source end]) and Deaths (1864-1944.  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1944.  As we get nearer living people the amount of information is more limited so it's more tricky to connect some individuals with existing family lines.  Anyway for Abbeyleix and Mountmellick, the largest registration areas in county Laois, there are only death records left up to 1969 which I will continue with for completeness.

10 October 2020:- Total 34, 011 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1941 and Deaths (1864-1941.  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1941.  Just one marriage entry took me ages to tie to a family due to similar names... eventually pleased to connect to Tipperary using census entries and elimination.  Cracking work and now over 34,000 so celebration with a bar of chocolate!

8 October 2020:- Total 33, 994 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1940) and Deaths (1864-1940).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1940).  Mostly added to individuals already in database.

6 October 2020:- Total 33, 990 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1939) and Deaths (1864-1939).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1939).  In all 10 sources added including census and Carlow marriage.

5 October 2020:- Total 33, 974 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1938) and Deaths (1864-1938).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1938).  In all 6 sources added.

4 October 2020:- Total 33, 968 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1937) and Deaths (1864-1937).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1937).  In all 10 sources added.

3 October 2020:- Total 33, 959 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1936) and Deaths (1864-1936).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1936).  A Dowling 1901/1911 census entry and an Athy birth to make a join. In all 12 sources added.

2 October 2020:- Total 33, 950 including living. Abbeyleix Births (1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1935) and Deaths (1864-1935).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1935).  A few Dowling 1901/1911 census entries and some Athy deaths to make more sense of those. In all 15 sources added and a good merge.

1 October 2020:- Total 33, 935 including living. Abbeyleix Births(1864-1919 [source end]), Marriages (1864-1934) and Deaths (1864-1934).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1934).  A few Dowling 1901/1911 census entries.  A new month and, with coronavirus covid-19 still out there and entering its second-wave here in the UK, I am still in a care bubble with my 92 year-old mother.  I haven't been shopping in a restaurant or at any public gathering for 27 weeks to reduce the probability of infecting her.  I am fairly fine with this but the natives are restless!  I use the time to work on my garden, reorganise my office and, of course, complete some of those long-standing genealogy projects.


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Projects

There are a huge number of entries in my database form a variety of sources. So, even though there is no project that covers a particular source or region does not mean there are no entries for that source or region. The projects cover where I systematically extract entries from a source to make sure the source has been 'milked' for all it's worth. The What's New page also shows when I have worked on a particular project.

Activity


Activity follows the Guild of One-Name Studies "Seven Pillars of Wisdom":

  1. Data Collection - from correspondents, projects (see below) and serendipity! I include maintenance in here as, with a large study over 30 years, a significant number of flaws creep in that need correcting.

  2. Analysis - researching, investigating, linking, etc. Also constant review for corrections;

  3. Synthesis - drawing conclusions about the Dowlings, making sense of it all!

  4. Publicising the Study - This website... I am not particularly technical so this is a challenge, I also promote the study on some DNA sites;

  5. Responding to enquiries - helping where I can, adding their families to the database or trying to make sense of DNA matches. I will reply, maybe not immediately, but I will always respond.;

  6. Publication of results - again this website, as much as possible is available as I believe widespread sharing is the basis of its permanent legacy;

  7. Preserving the study - A more significant challenge than it sounds, some arrangements have been made through the Guild for the study to be available when I am dead and gone!