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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 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 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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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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