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Irish Ancestry Trail – Australia – Introduction

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 Australia – specifically the part to the south-east of the country comprising the states of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. So, what is the “Irish Ancestry Trail”? […]

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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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From the Banks of the Rhine to the Banks of the Shannon

Were any of your ancestors Irish Palatines? There are many tales of connections between Ireland and Scotland, or Ireland and Spain, or Ireland and France, but what about Germany? In this letter, a special group of migrants will be discussed, those who left the land of the River Rhine to settle the land of the […]

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Philomena

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Do you have any ancestors with the name of Philomena? One painful chapter for Ireland involves the forceful adoption of children whose unmarried mothers were not allowed to keep them. In this letter we meet Philomena Lee, who as a young girl was made to give up her son, and whose story went on to […]

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The Arrival and Leaving of Liverpool

Across the sea from Ireland lies the city of Liverpool, a busy port that has long been a departure point for the Irish immigrant.  In this letter we will meet some Irish that did not leave from Liverpool, but rather settled and raised descendants that you may know well. Céad Míle Fáilte – and you […]

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