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Where to Start Searching for Your Irish Ancestor

Have hit a block wall searching for an Irish ancestor? Many people jump over to the Irish records and little too soon – sometimes it is better to gather ALL of the records available in your home country before making the leap “across the pond”. Here is a conversation with one of our readers to […]

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Thomas Francis Meagher Escapes from Tasmania

Have you heard of Thomas Francis Meagher and his amazing achievements during his short life? Here we meet one of our readers in Tasmania – and he tells us all about how his ancestors helped Meagher with one of his most daring escapes. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. […]

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Do you Know your Irish Ancestral Origins?

Do you know your Irish ancestral origins? Sometimes it can be a little tricky locating the correct origin of your ancestors in Ireland. Here is the story of one of our readers who was sure her Irish ancestors came from one area – but what was the truth of it? Céad Míle Fáilte – and […]

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Tracing My Irish Ancestors from Tipperary.

Did you ever have a mystery in your Irish family tree? Spot a family in Ireland that just might be yours but you cannot be sure? Today, we’re going to feature a letter from one of our Green Room members who has such a mystery – see if you have a similar situation yourself. Céad Míle […]

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Irish Civil Records – and the Origins of One Irish Grandmother

Carina and a character in the folk park

Have you used the Irish Civil Records recently? These Irish Civil Records (Births, Marriages and Deaths) are a very useful way to track down the origins of one of your Irish ancestors – and most are both available online and for free! See how we recently used them in this reader’s letter from Ireland. Céad […]

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