A Letter from Ireland:
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Category Archives for Irish Genealogy & Family History

Using a Simple Irish Ancestry Timeline

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Irish Ancestry Timeline

Sometimes, the best way to break down an ancestry brick wall is to go back to basics. In this letter, we construct a simple Irish Ancestry timeline that throws up many questions that need to answered as we make progress in tracking the Irish family of one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome […]

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Join an Irish Genealogist on a Walk Through a Graveyard – (#505)

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Do you wonder what it takes to really get your Irish Family History research REALLY humming? We interviewed Irish-based genealogist – Jayne McGarvey – and asked her to share 3 signs that you are making progress as an Irish ancestry researcher.

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Starting Your Irish Ancestry Search in the right place.

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Emigration from Ireland

Our readers are very keen to trace their Irish ancestors back to a specific part of Ireland, and that is very understandable. However, it’s often a better idea to dig up more leads and clues in the ancestors place of immigration BEFORE attempting to make the leap back to Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – you are […]

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Where You Need to Start Your Irish Ancestry Search – 2 Reader Case-Studies (#504)

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Do you wonder what it takes to really get your Irish Family History research REALLY humming? We interviewed Irish-based genealogist – Jayne McGarvey – and asked her to share 3 signs that you are making progress as an Irish ancestry researcher.

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The Streets of a Small Town in County Tipperary

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In this letter we look at the usefulness of Commercial Directories in Ireland of the 1800s. These directories listed the owners of various establishments in given years across the towns and cities of Ireland. I hope you enjoy this example using the ancestral links of just one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to […]

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