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. 

27 November 2020:- Total 34, 328 including living. Donaghmore Births, Marriages & Deaths (1864-1876).  Laois 1901/1911 Censuses: 92% incorporated in database.  Just one 26 year old Mary Dowling with a Conroy aunt took most of my day getting nowhere!

26 November 2020:- Total 34, 316 including living. Donaghmore Births, Marriages & Deaths (1864-1870).  Laois 1901/1911 Censuses: 84% incorporated in database.

25 November 2020:- Total 34, 295 including living. Donaghmore Births, Marriages & Deaths (1864-1869).  Laois 1901/1911 Censuses: 81% incorporated in database.

24 November 2020:- Total 34, 294 including living. Donaghmore Births, Marriages & Deaths (1864-1867). 

23 November 2020:- Total 34, 285 including living. Donaghmore Births, Marriages & Deaths (1864-1865).  Busy with other stuff recently.  Added a slave Dowling and a few corrections.

17 November 2020:- Total 34, 283 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1969).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1969) 14 new sources added.  A cause for celebration as that is every civil birth, marriage and death record for Mountmellick and Abbeyleix (the largest registration districts for county Laois) incorporated into my database.  And most of them are connected to one or more records.  I want to focus next on finishing the Laois 1901-1911 census work which won't take too long and error hunting. 

16 November 2020:- Total 34, 274 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1967).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1967) 11 new sources added.  A few corrections.

15 November 2020:- Total 34, 264 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1965).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1965) 13 new sources added.  A little more work on US Dowling's, some to no avail - that's life!

14 November 2020:- Total 34, 252 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1964).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1964) 14 new sources added.  Some work on a Johanna Dowling who went to Massachusetts, so a few US census entries there and a few Ireland, Laois censuses too.

13 November 2020:- Total 34, 224 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1963).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1963) 12 new sources added.  No sooner than I merged some folks yesterday than today I am adding people I am sure are in my system but just can't prove are identical.

12 November 2020:- Total 34, 212 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1960).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1960) 14 new sources added.  Also a awkward time-consuming merge of two Timothy Dowling's in south-west Laois as evidence arose that was enough to declare them identical.  That's a good thing so a great day!

11 November 2020:- Total 34, 204 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1958).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1958) 7 new sources added.

9 November 2020:- Total 34, 197 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1957).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1957) 7 new sources added.  Some location corrections.

8 November 2020:- Total 34, 192 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1956).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1956) 13 new sources added.  Added a new Patrick Doolan medal to my collection today and added in the entry, it is interesting to try and identify the families of the medal recipients.  This one was a merchant seaman in WW1 and he survived a torpedo attack from a German U-Boat!

7 November 2020:- Total 34, 180 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1955).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1955) 16 new sources added.  Busy with other things at present.  South African cricketer added.

2 November 2020:- Total 34, 166 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1953).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1953) 15 new sources added.  A lot of people died in Laois in 1953!  Some great merges, (where two individuals in the database are identified as having sufficient evidence to declare as identical) so very happy with the work today.

1 November 2020:- Total 34, 158 including living. Abbeyleix Deaths (1864-1952).  Mountmellick deaths (1864-1952) 6 new sources added.

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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!