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   I frequently discuss the importance of researching everyone in your family.  This is especially true when you’re dealing with a common surname in Ireland.  Back …

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   Frequently when you do find information about the locality of your ancestor you only know the name of the county. If you’re lucky enough to have an unusual name (…

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   Once you have identified a place in Ireland for your ancestors, one of your first stops should be at IrishAncestors.ie, a site created by John Grenham, author …

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   As I mentioned last week, the announcement by FindMyPast about US Roman Catholic records is important to anyone with Catholic ancestry, and that is particularly …

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   I’m back home after spending the week in Salt Lake City working at the Family History Library and attending RootsTech.  It was fun meeting everyone.  The Salt …

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   Just a quick blog today.  I arrived in Salt Lake City yesterday to spend a few days at the Family History Library before the start of RootsTech.  The 28° weather …

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Each year the Ulster Historical Foundation schedules a tour of North American cities.  This year they will begin in Augusta, Georgia on March 3rd.  Their full schedule …

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   In Part I, I discussed the US sources to help identify the place in Ireland.  Part II discussed the primary resources in Ireland.  After you get through the basics, …

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   It’s a great time to be doing Irish research!  When I look back at the lecture from 2013, I realize how far we’ve come.

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   In 2009 FamilySearch …

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    I did a lecture back in 2013 for FamilyTree Webinars on the Best Irish Genealogy websites.  I wondered how much had changed so I decided to take another look.

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