Originally posted in my blog for the In-Depth Genealogist – see here. Certificates of birth, marriage or death seem almost to have been designed for genealogists. They are the gold standard in proof of an event in an ancestor’s life, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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