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New edition of ‘Tracing your Dublin Ancestors’

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Flyleaf Press,  the publishing arm of Ancestor Network,   has published a fourth edition of ‘Tracing your Dublin Ancestors’’ by James G Ryan and Brian Smith.    The title   is a comprehensive guide to all of the records available for tracing families in the city and county of Dublin and is filled with information on what the records contain, and how and where they can be accessed. This includes guidance on researching in the many archives in Dublin City.  It is well illustrated with maps and with examples of the types of records to be found; and with other relevant background material.  It also provides background on the social history of Dublin and how this history has affected the keeping and survival of records. There is also a comprehensive index.  You can order it here.

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Android Version of the App now available

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Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, has just released the Android version of its interactive Irish Genealogy Research App.

It is a Dublin Map Guide to Irish Genealogy and History Sources. This ‘Ancestor Network’ App displays a list of the leading Dublin-based libraries, archives, research centres, historic sites and museums. These are linked to a detailed interactive map of Dublin containing supplemental information such as physical and web address location, contact details, and opening hours. Read More

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Middle Names

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Researchers will often differentiate their ancestor on the basis of a second name. He was ‘Michael Martin Murphy’ rather than plain old ‘Michael Murphy’. However, the middle name usually has little relevance when seeking a Catholic ancestor in pre-20th century Irish records. Read More

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