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Getting the most from Irish Ancestry Records

Carina in a church

Sometimes we get frustrated with Irish Ancestry Records – we can see the main parties involved in the marriage or baptism/birth, but we there is not mention of where they lived! In this letter we take the example of one reader’s frustrations and use the presence of witnesses/sponsors to help establish a place of residence. […]

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The Last Resident of an Irish Island

Surrounding the shores of the Isle of Ireland are many smaller Irish islands, each with their own unique heritage, surnames and customs. As the need for jobs and opportunities have forced the islanders to the mainland, the smaller islands struggle to remain populated. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from Ireland. […]

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Saint Valentine of Dublin – His Life and Final Resting Place (#203)

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button above (the triangle with the circle around it). You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download symbol. Enjoy! Episode Summary: Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this […]

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An Irish Saint Valentine

Did you know that Saint Valentine has a very special connection to Ireland? In fact, if you visit a special church in Dublin City, you may come across a surprising reminder of this connection…… Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things with you? I hope […]

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Irish Surnames and Their Counties

Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames. When a new reader signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland – we […]

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