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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 just obtained a stock of the brand new book, Tracing Your Kildare Ancestors; by Karel Kiley, Marion Corrigan and James Durney. It is printed in Dublin and is the latest in the Tracing guides from FLyleaf Press. This new title is a guide for family research in County Kildare. It provides a […]

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Tracing your Limerick Ancestors, Second Edition – Now Available

Margaret Franklin recently wrote a second edition of her popular Irish research guidebook, Tracing your Limerick Ancestors. 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 and […]

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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 DeceasedOnline.com

According to an announcement published in the DonsidePiper.co.uk website today, Aberdeenshire Council’s burial records have been added to website www.deceasedonline.com. 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 independent.ie. 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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Irish Research Bundle – Again at 15% Off Thru May 15, 2014

A while back, Family Roots Publishing got in two Irish Research books – one a book on Irish research in New York City, and the other on Irish history. The Irish research in New York book is brand new (2014) and contains a lot of previously unavailable information on New York City research. The book […]

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101 Things You Didn’t Know about Irish History — 15% Off through Midnight Thursday, April 24

A month and a half before we put on our sombreros, sing about a drunk cockroach, and eat too many tacos in the cultural celebration acknowledging our southern neighbors on Cinco de Mayo, we will first don a little green and hope for a little luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Most you […]

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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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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on Ancestry.com’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of IrishCentral.com: The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that Ancestry.com has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

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Ancestry.com Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – Ancestry.com announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

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American Cop Finds Ancestral Home in Ireland Using a Photo

The following teaser is from an article posted at IrishCentral.com: American cop Tom Decker used his detective skills to locate his great-great-grandmother’s house using nothing but one old photograph from the 1920s. He first believed the house was located in either Dublin or Cork, but his hunt brought him to Beechfield Street in the Ballymacarret […]

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The Philomena Project Launching in Dublin, Ireland to Help Adoptees

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 23, 2013 edition of the Irish Examiner. The Philomena Project, in association with the Adoption Rights Alliance, will be launched in Dublin tomorrow by Philomena Lee and will lobby the Irish State to grant access to adoption records for both in-country and Irish-US adopted […]

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A Few Details on the Top 100 Irish Surnames

The following excerpt is from the first few lines of an article written by Bryan Fitzgerald, and posted a while back on IrishCentral.com: IrishCentral brings you the low down on the top 100 most common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from. Whether you’re looking to trace your family crest […]

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