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Tracking Down a Reader Surname in Ireland.

Have you ever tried to track down a surname in Ireland? Sometimes you may be lucky and that surname may be tied to a very specific region – but sometimes a surname may come from a number of distinct places in Ireland as the following reader discovered. Céad Míle Fáilte – welcome to your Letter from […]

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Have an Ancestry Brickwall? Here’s a new way to look at it.

Do you have a Brickwall in your Irish Family Tree? Here is a new fun way to look at it – and we might even get you talking about brickwalls as “badgers” in the future. What? Read on and find out just what we mean. Céad Míle Fáilte – and welcome to your Letter from Ireland […]

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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 – Newfoundland

Newfoundland. We landed in St. John’s, Newfoundland at 11.00am local time. Just 3.5 hours behind Ireland (Cork, actually) – and the 5 hour plane trip was quite a lot less than our ancestors had to endure. I must say (unlike the photo below – which was taken later in the week) – the environment looked […]

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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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