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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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Land Owners in Ireland 1876

Land Owners in Ireland 1876 presents the returns from a count of land owners of one acre or more throughout the country. The process began in 1873 when the Local Government Board in Ireland decided to ascertain the number and names of land owners. Clerks from Poor Law Unions extracted lists of owners from the […]

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New Online Irish Newspapers Make Ireland’s History Searchable

The following news release was received from Laura Zilverberg for FindMyPast.com: Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2013) – Findmypast.com, an international leader in online family history, today announced the launch of its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to […]

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Limerick City’s Mount Saint Laurence Cemetery Database to Go Online August 20

The following teaser is from the an article by Nick Rabbiits, posted in the Limerick Leader: AN online, searchable database of more than 70,000 people buried in Mount St Laurence is to be launched [August 20, 2013]. Limerick became the first local authority to put its burial registers online in 2009. Now, staff from the […]

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Irish Jewish Gathering Begins Sunday, July 21, 2013

According to an article in IrishCentral.com, an Irish Jewish Gathering will begin today, July 21st, as part of Tourism Ireland’s year long initiative. The following excerpt is from the article. The Irish Times reports that Maurice Cohen, chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, said they had “followed the call” and planned “to get […]

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Jackie O may have been a “wee bit Irish”… and then some

A couple days ago, we posted a blog based on an article found at IrishCentral.com. The article was prompted by research done by Clare genealogist, Jim O’Callaghan. After posting the blog, Jim’s son, Simon, posted a comment and then emailed me about the accuracy of the original article, basically stating that the editors of the […]

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Free Access to Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Records June 27-30, 2013 at FindMyPast.com

The following is from the FindMyPast website: Irish Family History: Ashes to Archives On June 30 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of records. But all is not […]

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Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama Receive the Obama Family Genealogy in Ireland

The following teaser is from the June 17, 2013 edition of the StatesmanJurnal.com. What did Malia and Sasha Obama do on their summer vacation? They went to the library. In Ireland. The little-seen, little-discussed Obama girls, now 14 and 11 respectively, are along for the ride with first lady Michelle Obama while the president is […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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