Irish Genealogy & Family History

Are you interested in discovering more on your Irish family history? In this section, I have included articles (and podcasts) that include stories, explanations and approaches to help with investigating your own Irish family history. You might even receive a little inspiration to break down one or two family history brick walls!

Most Popular Articles on Irish Genealogy & Family History

Irish Genealogy & Family History Articles by Year


A Letter from Australia to Ireland
Daniel McDonald – Painting Ireland During the Famine
Do You Have an Irish Mammy in Your Life?
How Many Generations Back to Your First Irish Ancestor?
Let us Gaze at the Moon and Stars: Agnes Mary Clerke
The Yew Tree of Ireland
Elvis Presley and the Shillelagh
The Arrival and Leaving of Liverpool
It’s a Long Way from Tipperary to New Jersey
One Readers Search for her Irish Ancestry.


Admiral William Brown of County Mayo
Molly Brown and The Titanic – An Irish Story.
The Journey of an Irish Royal Family.
3 Steps to Tracing Your Irish Ancestry Back to Ireland
The Kings of County Fermanagh
Are You a Descendant of the Queen of Connaught?


A Remarkable Story at the Back of an Irish Pub.
A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two.
Did Your Irish Australian Ancestor Follow the Black Velvet Band?
Have you Unpacked Your Irish Family Tree?
Ulster Scots and the First Great Migration
A Vote for Scottish Independence
Is this the First Irish Canadian?
The Amazing Story of Denis Donovan.
What Are the “Approved” Irish Names in Your Family?
A Letter to my Irish Ancestor
My Irish Ancestry Wishlist
I Was Born in Belfast.
Two Irish Women
Michael Kennedy Sails to India – Slowly
Hannah Canty Hogan Journeys to a New World.
Which Part of the Irish Diaspora do you come from?
The Two Graces Of County Mayo Ireland


A Letter to my Irish Grandmother.
Which Irish County Holds Your Irish Roots?
Irish Genealogy – When to Hire a Genealogist
The Irish Character – What Does it Mean to you to be Irish?
6 Favourite Irish First Names


6 Favourite Online Irish Heritage Resources.
The Tribes of Ireland – Ireland at the Birth of Your Irish Surname.
Did your Family Live in an Irish Castle?