I’ve just read a couple of articles on the lack of Irish records and discovered a long list of reasons, all disturbing and sad. In the 1600s Ireland was conquered by the Tudors followed by Oliver Cromwell causing chaos in the Irish record system. There were fires in the 18th century, starting in 1711 with […]

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Thousands of records written in ledgers, index cards or in paper files, represent the names, family ties and biographical information of each person who passed through the Dale-Riggs Funeral home in Toledo, Ohio since 1912. Apart from the great historical value, the records from the traditionally African American funeral home hold the key to unlocking […]

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