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101 Things You Didn’t Know about Irish History — 10% OFF for a few days only

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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Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City — 10% Off for a short time only

From the late 1600s on, millions of Irish Immigrants have landed on the shores of North America. One million alone came during the Irish Famine, from 1846 to 1851. A significant majority of these immigrants landed, and many stayed, in New York. This has been covered many times and in many publications. Now, however, someone […]

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The Irish Scots and the “Scotch-Irish” — 10% Off for a few days only

The Irish and the Scots have a nearly inseparable history, if examined on the basis of origin. Scottish Highlanders originally came from Ireland and the two peoples have long been connected by blood, language, and religion. Both, have also, played a significant role in the founding and growth of America, dating back to the earliest […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research

A couple of days ago I mentioned the New England Historic Genealogical Society had recently released a number of additional laminated guides, part of The Portable Genealogists Series. Here is the second review of the three, on The Portable Genealogist: Problem Solving in Irish Research. Like all the Portable guides so far, this one is […]

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The Irish Scots and the “Scotch-Irish”

The Irish and the Scots have a nearly inseparable history, if examined on the basis if origin. Scottish Highlanders originally came from Ireland and the two peoples have long been connected by blood, language, and religion. Both, have also, played a significant role in the founding and growth of America dating back to the earliest […]

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The Famine Immigrants, Volume V—Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851

Arguably,  the most recognized mass emigration in modern history are the Irish during the Great Potato Famine. While not as large as other migrations, the effect it had on the overall population of an entire country stands unique in recent times. Hundreds of thousands of Irish fled their homes, peaking at around 200,000 a year […]

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Finding Irish Church Records

Church records may be the most prevelant record available in Irish genealogical research. And, not just church records for one church either. There are historically eight major religions in Ireland. Irish Church Records: Their history, availability, and use in family and local history research details the records for each of these eight major religions, including: […]

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North America’s Maritime Funnel: The Ships that Brought the Irish 1749-1852

The Maritimes, a.k.a the Maritime Provinces or the Canadian Maritimes, consist of the eastern Canadian provinces of New Brunsick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Ports on these islands became a major debarkation point for European emigrants. From these ports people spread all over North America. One major group to come through these ports are […]

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Tracing Your Clare Ancestors

Flyleaf Press has just released another addition to its Tracing Your [Irish] Ancestors book series. The latest publication straight in from the Emerald Isle, is Tracing Your Clare Ancestors, by Brian Smith and Gerry Kennedy. “Clare is the northern-most county in the province of Munster and famous for its music and scenery, including the Cliffs […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research

With so many Irish descendents living outside of Ireland, it is not surprising that Irish research is so popular amongst genealogists. There are plenty of books, though perhaps not enough to satisfy the advanced researcher, on researching Irish records. However, sometimes having a small compact guide is perfect for quick reference and fast help. Genealogy […]

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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

“From trade directories, petty sessions, and DNA to Currency, Ships and even Irish-American Soldiers in the US Civil War, we’ll show you the resources you need to find your Irish ancestors!” That is the splash on the front cover of Tracing Your Irish Ancestor. Moorshead Magazines is the publisher of Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy. […]

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New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch December 28, 2012: FamilySearch added an additional 38.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 6,095,759 indexed records in the new United States World War II Army Enlistment Records collection, the 4,068,907 indexed records for the new United States Germans […]

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Tracing Your Westmeath Ancestors

Like the other county books in this series, Tracing Your Westmeath Ancestors, by Gretta Connell, describes the records available for County Westmeath. Descriptions include the location of these resources, how they can be accessed, and how they can be used in tracing local families. “Westmeath is an inland county in the province of Leinster, it is […]

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Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors

To those with Irish ancestry, there is a new addition to the Tracing Your Ancestors series. Hot off the presses, and straight in from the Emerald Isle, is Tracing Your Sligo Ancestors, by James G. Ryan. Sligo is a “maritime” county with the Atlantic to its west/northwest, and sits nestled between Leitrim above and Mayo […]

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Irish Passenger Lists, 1803-1806: Lists Of Passengers Sailing From Ireland To America

The Hardwicke Papers, are they became know, represent emigrant passengers form Ireland to the United State during the period of 1803 to 1806. The Hardwicke Papers were mandatory passenger lists created by the masters of emigrant ships before being allowed to set sail. This is also the only period in which registers of passengers leaving […]

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