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Celebrate the Scotch-Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

The following teaser is from an excellent article posted March 16, 2015 on the Deseret News website. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the invisible Irish, the Scotch-Irish. These are Scots who moved to Ireland four centuries ago, their offspring later immigrating to this country during the colonial period. Once on these shores, the Scotch-Irish all […]

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70 Great Resources for Irish Research

You’ll find a listing of 70 excellent resources for Irish research at the Crestleaf blog. Following is a teaser: For the 33.3 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, it can be an overwhelming task to sift through the plentiful Irish genealogy and family history resources available on and offline. In the spirit of Irish-American Heritage […]

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Finding FREE Irish Genealogy eBooks Online

If you have Irish ancestry – as 34.5 million Americans do – then you’re in luck when it comes to finding free online resources that help with your ancestral search. In fact there’s a website that’s dedicated to making these scattered resources more easily accessible. That site is called simply Free Irish Genealogy eBooks. It’s […]

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Guides to Irish Research – 15% Off Through St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17

Family Roots Publishing is offering a select number of guides to Irish research at 15% Off through the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. Over 34.5 million Americans claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Many of these folks are searching for their Irish roots. Click on the links to read reviews and/or to purchase […]

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Stephen Colbert’s Irish Ancestry

My friend, Megan Smolenyak, recently wrote an article published in Irish America Magazine, and picked up at Irish She’s done a lot of research on his family, and in the article, she digs into it. The following teaser is from the article… “I had already snooped into Stephen Tyrone Colbert’s past and discovered that […]

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National Folklore Foundation Incorporation Announced by University College Dublin

The following excerpt is from a February 3, 2015 announcement at the University College Dublin website: The incorporation of the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company with charitable status, was announced today. The company has been established, with the support of UCD’s technology transfer and enterprise development […]

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Scots-Irish Genealogy Research Bundle of 2 Quick Reference items at 20% Off + a FREE eBook Download!

Scots-Irish research is extremely popular in the United States. It should be, considering that there’s a good chance that if we have colonial ancestry, we may very well have Scots-Irish ancestry. These two quick reference guides – one being Scots-Irish Genealogy Research Genealogy at a glance, and the other Dollarhide’s Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 […]

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Irish Poverty Relief Loan records Available FREE at Findmypast to mark Irish Family History Day #Genealogy

The following news release is from With the addition of exciting new record sets, leading family history website Findmypast is now the best place to research your Irish ancestry Dublin, Ireland. 23 January 2015. Findmypast has digitised and is publishing the Poverty Relief Loans records from The National Archives in London online for the […]

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They Catholic Church & the National Library of Ireland to Make Parish Records Free Online

The following teaser is from an article by Michael Kelly, published at the Catholic News Service website. DUBLIN (CNS) – The Catholic Church and the National Library of Ireland have partnered to make almost 400,000 images of Catholic parish register microfilms available online for free. A National Library of Ireland statement called the records the […]

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Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors

Family Roots Publishing now stocks Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors; by Karel Kiley, Marion Corrigan and James Durney. It was printed in Dublin in 2014 and is one more of the Tracing guides from Flyleaf Press. This new title is a guide for family research in County Kildare. It provides a comprehensive account of all of […]

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Tracing your Limerick Ancestors, Second Edition – Now Available

Margaret Franklin wrote a second edition of her popular Irish research guidebook, Tracing your Limerick Ancestors in 2013. Family Roots Publishing has obtained a stock of them from Ireland. Margaret Franklin is the local history specialist in Limerick County Library. She has now compiled a comprehensive 2nd edition guide to tracing families in the City […]

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Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores

Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores is a scholarly book, full of details and amassed facts in an effort to explain the mass migrations from the war torn Rhine Valley in the early 1700s.  The Palatines were driven from their homes, into the British Empire, by circumstance […]

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Aberdeenshire Council’s Burial Records Added at

According to an announcement published in the website today, Aberdeenshire Council’s burial records have been added to website The website is a pay-per-view, and now subscription website specializing in burial and cremations registers for the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Following is a teaser from the article. Aberdeenshire Council’s burial records have […]

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Monaco’s Princess Charlene Presented with a Certificate of Irish Heritage

The following teaser is from an article written by Pól Ó Conghaile and posted in the July 30, 2014 edition of New research has traced Princess Charlene of Monaco’s ancestors back to the 1520s and a prominent Dublin family called the Fagans. The research, carried out by genealogy researchers Eneclann for Tourism Ireland, shows […]

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Atlas of the Great Irish Famine

There are many theories behind the actual cause of the Great Irish Famine of 1845 to 1849. Some focus on specific topics of population density, crop production, politics, the prevalent owner-tenant land system of the day, etc. Of course, history teaches that there is rarely one simple culprit and one simple answer. It is clear, […]

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