Saturday, December 10, 2016

Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 – 1940

I’m always on the hunt for my elusive Irish relatives and despite the fact most of them were farmers and cobblers I thought it was worth a shot to check out the latest Irish database, this one the Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 – 1940.

“The period covered by the database, 1720 to 1940, begins where Rolf Loeber’s A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 left off and ends with the pause in building activity in Ireland during the Second World War.

The database contains biographies of architects and others who were active in Ireland between these dates, lists of their works, and lists of writings on or by them. Although it is principally devoted to architects, it includes engineers who designed buildings and structures, some builders, some artists and craftsmen, and some amateurs and writers on architectural subjects. Builders and craftsmen are indicated by an asterisk (*).”

I searched for KERR, my paternal family line but alas there were no architects, builders or craftsman that matched up with my family tree.  That’s not to say you won’t find your elusive Irish relatives here.  Give it a shot.  Good luck!



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