Ireland

Sandy on December 10th, 2013

Alan Stewart says: The computerisation of Presbyterian Church baptisms, marriages and deaths for County Armagh has been completed. Armagh Ancestry has added records of the following churches to the online research database: Ahorey Presbyterian (Baptisms 1832-1843); Armagh 2nd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1825-1864); Armagh 3rd Presbyterian (Baptisms 1837-1864); Clare Presbyterian (Baptisms 1824-1837 + Marriages 1828); Creggan Presbyterian (Baptisms […]

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Findmypast Ireland has made a second batch of records available from the Irish Petty Sessions books as follows: “Today we launch online the second batch of records from the Petty Sessions order books (1850-1910), one of the greatest untapped resources for those tracing their Irish roots. The original Petty Sessions records are held at the […]

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It’s well-known that Irish genealogy research is difficult and often impossible because of the loss of many important records. I’ve touched on this problem before in my blog post The Lack of Irish Genealogical Records and a look at PRONI. On June 30, 1922 the records of the Irish Chancery were destroyed in an explosion […]

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Grow Your Own Family Tree has published an interesting article that I’ve published in it’s entirety. In doing so I’d like to give a heads-up to Alan Stewart’s factual website: “The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) has introduced a charge for viewing search results as well as details of records. Up to now, searching databases and […]

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The Dublin probate records and marriage license index is now available on Ancestry.co.uk as follows:  “The vast majority of records in this database are index entries extracted from wills, letters of administration, acts of probate, marriage licences, and other records within the Diocese of Dublin. These indexes were included as appendices to two volumes (the […]

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Sandy on March 16th, 2012

Crista Cowan writing on the Ancestry.com blog offers some useful research tips  for people with a little or a lot of Irish in them as follows: “One in eight Americans claim Irish ancestry according to an American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2008. That works out to about 36 million people. […]

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This is a true story that few want to acknowledge because it’s shameful. It sheds light on an aspect of WWII that needs to be told, if only for those brave men who suffered because of pure vindictiveness. An article in the Mail Online tells the story of a couple of  airman who, along with […]

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Sandy on November 18th, 2011

Did you know that Ireland’s County Cork is toying with the idea of secession from the Republic of Ireland? (As reported in Cork Independent online–not serious). Although county official Laura McGonigle isn’t really proposing secession, she has come up with an interesting idea to issue a “Cork Passport” to people with family ties to Cork […]

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For my Irish relatives and friends I think these finding are about haplogroups while the Celts are the mainstay of Irish heritage, DNA suggests that they weren’t first. You can find a link to Wikipedia at the end of this post to learn more about haplogroups. According to Irish Central the Celtic origins of the […]

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According to an article in the Irish Times written by science editor Dick Ahlstrom, geneticists have teamed up to attempt to root out what it means to be truly Irish. The plan is to map families to their ancestral homes and focus on subtle genetic differences between hailing from Bantry as opposed to Ballinasloe. Details […]

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Sandy on September 29th, 2011

Ancestry.com says: “This week was a happy dance week for those of us with Irish roots.  Ancestry.com has posted indexes to Irish Civil Registrations which began in 1864 for births,  marriages, and deaths (1845 for non-Catholic marriages). In addition there is an index to births and baptisms that dates back to 1620, extracted from a variety of records. Three other collections that […]

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Sandy on June 29th, 2011

Grow Your Own Family Tree says: “One of the most comprehensive records of the Irish 1916 Easter Rising has been released in a fully searchable structured index for the first time. The Sinn Féin Rebellion Handbook was published by the Irish Times in 1917 and provides a fascinating insight into one of the most important […]

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Sandy on June 27th, 2011

The following post appeared on the Family Search blog. The FamilySearch.org website provides a continuing learning experience in genealogy and it’s free: “Those of Irish ancestry are well aware of Ireland’s turbulent, troubled history and costly fight for independence. Adding to Ireland’s painful saga was the bloody Irish Civil War fought between1922-1923. One of the […]

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“Nearly 37 Million Americans Claim Irish Ancestry including President Obama and Walt Disney PROVO, UTAH (March 14, 2011) – In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today launchedThe Irish Collection – the definitive 19thcentury collection of Irish historical records. The collection provides nearly 100 years of insight into life […]

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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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