A Letter from Ireland:
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Looking for County Donegal Ancestry

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County Donegal Ancestry

In this letter we chat to a reader who is trying to track down her County Donegal Ancestry. It’s a very interesting story – and all set around the most northerly village in Ireland! Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for this week. How are things in your part of the […]

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Do You Have This Problem Locating your Irish Surname?

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Have you ever had problems locating your Irish surname in Ireland? Sometimes it’s down to the fact that some surnames can come from a number of separate locations in Ireland – as it was when we received this letter from one of our readers. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome once again to your very own […]

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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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Irish Ancestry Trail – Canada – Introduction

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Introduction – What is the Irish Ancestry Trail? Welcome! We’re delighted that you could join us as we make our way along the “Irish Ancestry Trail” in North America – specifically the part that now comprises much of Canada east of Toronto. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? Well, that’s the name that we […]

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Irish Surname Evolution.

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Have you ever wondered about Irish Surname Evolution? Irish surnames’ spellings have long been the victim of change when being converted from the spoken Irish to the phonetic English. In this letter, we will use two surnames as examples of how this practice of transcribing changed the look of countless surnames. Céad Míle Fáilte – […]

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