Category Archives: Ireland

British Parish Records: How to Access, Use, and Interpret Them

My reading this week included an short but interesting article on English parish registers which led me to a useful resource on British records. I started in the FamilySearch blog with an article by Diane Sagers  “English Parish Records: How … Continue reading

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Were all the Irish records lost in the 1922 fire?

Darby?  You must be Irish!  Wish I was – but I’ve not found a connection yet!  My Darbys seem to be long time inhabitants of the Black Country of England. I do however like to help my friends with their Irish … Continue reading

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Online Irish BMD records – and update on the British online records

Are you interested in Irish research?  Have you tried this website recently?   Note: The en at the end of address indicates you are using the English rather than the Gaelige version of the website! News on the website is … Continue reading

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Good News for Welsh and Irish Researchers – but the Irish will have to be fast to take full advantage!

Two news items from FindMyPast in their News section:  Today is St David’s Day – patron Saint of Wales – and there are some very tempting historic Welsh recipes – things like Welsh rarebit and Welsh Cakes in their article – at … Continue reading

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New Records Available at FamilySearch – and more good news for Irish Researchers!

It’s hard to keep up!  There is so much new information being released for family history research, so what do you do?  A good thing to do periodically – maybe monthly? – is to check the collections at your favourite … Continue reading

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Getting Started – March version

Sorry that the numbering did not transfer very well in the section on types of websites  . . . How do you get started? – 5 steps Identify known family information – write what you know – fill in as … Continue reading

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New Resources for Irish Research Now Available

People doing Irish research are special people!  They have great patience and if they find census information unavailable for a particular year they are resourceful and look for substitutes for the missing information. The 1901 and 1911 census have been … Continue reading

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