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Ancestor Network Limited is a collective of Ireland’s most experienced genealogical experts. Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, was established in May 2009. Ancestor Network is made up of the largest team of professional genealogists across the island of Ireland. Collectively, our genealogists have over 200 years’ research experience in Ireland and abroad.

Ancestor Network conducts Irish probate research for global heir hunter and professional legal firms. It has provided the popular genealogy advisory service at the National Library of Ireland for the past five consecutive years. It was exclusive genealogical researcher for RTÉ’s ‘The Genealogy Roadshow’ and successfully managed projects such as the Kerry Genealogy Road Show, County Monaghan Genealogy Training, and Report on Heritage and Genealogy Initiatives in Carlow. In 2014 it acquired Flyleaf Press (www.flyleaf.ie), the specialist Irish genealogy book publisher. The Company is focused on probate and individual research, education, advisory services, consultancy and e-publishing. Our genealogy and heritage services can be provided flexibly, to almost any scale, and with the broadest possible range of advisory and research skills. Our unique panel of experts can provide an unmatched experience for the customer – whether an individual or an institution.

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Tenants on Ram Estate, Gorey, Co. Wexford in 1826 (Small Sources No. 6)

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This is another list wewexford-ram-rental-7-ms-823818 found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford.  See our existing titles here.    This list is from a single-sheet rental of part of the estate of Abel Ram Esq. in county Wexford for 1826.  It shows tenant’s names, location, acres held, and yearly rent. The holdings vary from 2 to 152 acres and rents vary from ~£2 to £200.  The properties are mainly in the Gorey area (Civil parishes of Liskinfere, Kilmacilloge, Kilcavan and Kilnahue) and one property is in Finglas, Dublin. The original is in the National Library of Ireland Ms.8238 (18).
The names are listed as spelled, and with the abbreviations used, e.g. Reps. = Representatives;  Robt. = Robert  etc.   Ancestor Network researchers can obtain copies of the original record,   and also conduct further research on these individuals if required.
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Culture night

Culture Night

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Friday night, September 16th, Ancestor Network took part in Culture Night, as we usually do.

It is always a fun evening, it is amazing the way the city comes alive, and what better way to celebrate our culture than to take a look at our family history! Read More

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Small Sources 5: Labourers in Kilcavan Parish, Wexford 1850.

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This is a swx-meyler-estate-labourers-nli-ms-5356mall list we found in research for a planned guide to tracing ancestors in County Wexford. It shows 37 labourers or workmen on the Thomas Meyler Estate in the townland of Harristown, Parish of Kilcavan, Wexford in 1850.  It is in a Workmen’s account book which shows the dates worked and payments made to each worker in May 1850. Payments vary from 4d (pence) to 12d (12 pence,  which equals 1 shilling) per day with women at 4d and most males paid 6d plus. Lists of workmen are useful as they tend to be difficult to find in the records.  They are arranged in couples or family groups as indicated below with one page per individual or group (with some exceptions as in the illustration).

The original is in National Library of Ireland Ms. 5356. As usual, if you make a connection with anyone on this list, we would be interested to hear. Ancestor Network researchers can obtain copies of the original record,   and also conduct further research on these individuals if required.
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Culture Night in Dublin’s Viking Quarter!

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Culture Night, 16 September 2016 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Visit the Irish History Hub in O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter for intriguing talks on how to trace your Irish ancestors, advice and assistance in doing your own genealogy research and delicious refreshments!  We will have expert genealogists on hand to show you the way!

 

Culture Night at the Irish History Hub at O’Shea’s Merchant in Dublin’s Viking Quarter

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We hope you can join us at the Irish History Hub in O’Shea’s Merchant on Culture Night, Friday, 16 September.  Opening Hours are from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.  We will be providing talks on how to trace your elusive Irish ancestors and you can also speak with professional genealogists on hand to help you with your research and advise you on how to break down those research brick walls.  More information can be provided on the link below.  We hope to see you there!

http://www.culturenight.ie/dublin_event/genealogy-sessions-osheas-merchant/

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