Friday, May 11, 2007

Genealogical Society of Ireland

Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann

The May 2007 issue of the monthly newsletter of the Genealogical
Society of Ireland - "Ireland's Genealogical Gazette" has been
uploaded to the Society's website

Featured in this issue:-

+ Television Creates a New and Much Older History for "Britain"
+ New Minister Needs to be Proactive, Innovative and Imaginative
+ A Manx View of JGSI Article on the Isle of Man
+ Sunday May 27th & THe Great Famine
+ National Memorial for Irish Army
+ Pioneer Bus Company
+ James Scannell Reports
+++ Admiral Brown
+++ Irish Battlefields
+++ Donegal Corridor
+ Précis of the April Lecture
+ Society Speaker Programme
+ Membership of the Genealogical Society
+ Diary Dates
+ Queries Received
+ Publication of Your Family History is an Important Gift to Future
+ Seanad Éireann

BTW Britain is short for Britannia the island where the romans fought the britons
not a nation at all but a geographical term

LacusCurtius • Ptolemy's Geography — Book II, Chapter 2

ROMAN-BRITAIN.ORG MAIN MENU: "To the Romans, Britannia was a mysterious island lying beyond Oceanus, the great river described by Homer as encircling the entire inhabited world. Britain was therefore seen as a land beyond the limits of civilisation.

Britannia was first brought to the attention of the Roman people by the campaigns of Julius Caesar in 55 and 54 BC, but was not proven to be an island until the early eighties A.D., when the governor Gnaeus Julius Agricola sent an exploratory naval expedition around the north coast of Scotland.

This section describes Britannia as the Romans knew it, utilizing the British sections from the main classical geographies, also the works of Caesar, Livy, Pliny, and many more of the most learned men of the Roman era."


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