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Do You have an Irish Family History Puzzle Like This?

Do you have an Irish Family History Puzzle? Many of our readers have a problem locating an ancestor’s place of origin in Ireland. In this reader’s letter we illustrate a few ways of breaking through this puzzle in a question and answer mode. I hope you enjoy! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to […]

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From the High King of Ireland to South Australia

Did any of your Irish ancestors descend from a High King of Ireland? Many Irish surnames have an association with the family groupings around Ireland’s ancient High Kings – here is the story of just one of them in a reader’s letter. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are very welcome to this week’s Letter […]

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Top 10 Irish Surnames

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The Top 10 Irish Surnames. When you embark on your journey of tracing your Irish roots, you most likely have a surname to launch your search from.  Chances are you may even have one of the top 10 Irish surnames somewhere in your tree. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to this week’s Letter from […]

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Holland and the Irish Submarine

Irish submarine

Have you ever heard of an “Irish Submarine”? Anyone who grew up by the seaside knows the “pull of the ocean”,  and often can operate a boat before they can drive a car. In this letter we will meet a man whose childhood on the coast of Clare, led him to explore under the sea, […]

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Have You Heard Your Name in an Irish Accent?

Did you realise the difference a local Irish accent can make to the spelling of your surname? One of the harder parts of tracing the origins of your surname in Ireland are the different regional variations that it may have. In this letter, we will use one surname as an example of the way in […]

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