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National Archives of Ireland to Get an Upgrade

The following teaser was posted January 20, 2015 at independent.ie: Some four million State files are set to have a new home as part of a new €8m redevelopment of the National Archives of Ireland. The design and construction phase at the archives’ Dublin headquarters in Bishop Street will begin later this year, and will […]

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Patricia Moorhead Appointed Emeritus Member of AGI

The following is from AGI: Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is pleased to announce that its very first Emeritus Member is Patricia Moorhead. She is a popular figure in Irish genealogy, known particularly for her witty and entertaining talks. Pat, as she is familiarly known to her friends, has been involved in family history research for […]

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NEW – Tracing Your Donegal Ancestors, 3rd Edition – On Sale for 15% off Thru Sept. 1

Flyleaf Press has a new 3rd edition of Tracing your Donegal Ancestors, written by Godfrey F. Duffy & Helen Meehan. FRPC just got in a stock from Dublin, Ireland. We’re making them available for 15% off thru Sept 1, 2015. Click on the illustration or the links to order. In comparison with most other Irish […]

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NEW – Finding Your Ancestors in Kerry [Ireland] – 15% off through Sept 1

Flyleaf Press in Dublin has just released a new Irish research guide. It’s titled “Finding your Ancestors in Kerry;” and is written by Kay Moloney Caball. As with all the books in the “Finding Your Ancestors” series, the volume details research in the county. The book describes all the various sources of information which are […]

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Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors, 2nd Edition – On Sale for 15% off thru Sept. 1

Tracing Your Mayo Ancestors has been out of stock in the FRPC warehouse for some time. We just got a new stock in and FRPC is making it available for 15% off through Sept. 1, 2015. The entire Irish county research series of “Tracing Your Ancestors” and “Finding Your Ancestors” was created to help researchers […]

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Guides to Irish Research – 15% Off – Now Through Monday, August 10

Family Roots Publishing is offering a select number of guides to Irish research at 15% Off – Now through Monday, August 10, 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 these titles at […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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644,000 New Records & Newspaper Articles At FindMyPast

The following is from the June 26, 2015 FindMyPast Friday Announcement at FindMyPast: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Containing over 188,000 records, Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 date back the ships of First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers in New South Wales. These records are made up of five separate […]

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Irish Catholic Parish Registers to Go Online July 8, 2015.

The following excerpt is from an article posted April 29, 2015 at silconrepulbic.com The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland – 400,000 films amounting to the most important source of Irish family history – is to be made available online this July. The National Library of Ireland […]

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Fr. Francis A. Gleeson WWI Diaries, Brigade Rolls & Correspondence Digitized & Posted Online

The Fr. Francis A. Gleeson Papers have been digitized and posted online at the UDC Digital Archive. This is a collection of papers belonging to Fr. Gleeson relating to “his time as Catholic Military Chaplain to the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers during World War I. The papers include diaries detailing life at the front […]

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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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Stephen Colbert’s Irish Ancestry

My friend, Megan Smolenyak, recently wrote an article published in Irish America Magazine, and picked up at Irish Central.com. 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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