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Irish Church Records: Are You Looking In The Correct Place?

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Irish Church Records can provide wonderful information as you dig deeper into your Irish ancestry research. However, it is important to make sure that you are looking for the records in the correct place – as we find out in the following reader letter. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland for […]

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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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Irish Civil Records – and the Origins of One Irish Grandmother

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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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Find the places of your Irish Ancestors – An Irish Historical Map.

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This is an Irish Historical Map that will show you just what the environment, and life, was like for your Irish ancestor up to the late 1800s. The map was also the result of a country-wide survey that sucsessfully preserved the names of many of our townlands across Ireland. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you are […]

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Top 10 Irish Surnames

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Beautiful Irish greenery

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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