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Small Sources 67:   This is a rental containing 119 tenants of Arthur Lord Viscount Valentia’s estate in New Ross and Old Ross, Co. Wexford compiled in 1768.  The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms 8470 (9)). The detail provides, for each tenant, the rent due; and the lease details (see ...
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Small Sources No. 66.   This is a list of 94 tenants of the Pakenham-Mahon estate in Roscommon in the period 1810-1815.  All tenants have properties in Strokestown and neighbouring townlands,  and particularly in  Cloonslannor,  a neighbouring townland.  The original document is in the National Library of Ireland (NLI Ms. 5501).  It is one small item ...
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Civil records of birth, marriage or death are the gold standard in proof of an event in an ancestor’s life, and certificates make a nice artefact in your collection. In Ireland, civil registration of births, deaths and marriages started in 1864,  except for non-Catholic marriages which start in 1845. Within the Republic of Ireland, the ...
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The Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to announce the launch of its new on-line archival catalogue. A perfect way of finding out more about the history of the College des Irlandais/Irish College in Paris - the 18th century building in which the CCI is situated.
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This piece of work was researched and written by expert genealogist, Patricia Brennan.  There was a flurry of excitement in the Irish genealogy world with the news that Kamala Harris had a great-grandmother from Jamaica named Iris Finegan. Could there be another Irish link here to match Joe Biden’s ties to Mayo and Louth? Sadly, ...
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The notes below accompany an on-line presentation on ‘Catholic Church Records‘ given by Dr Jim Ryan of Ancestor Network at the virtual  ‘Really Useful Family History Show’  organised by the  Family History Federation  on 14 November 2020. Ireland has historically been a predominantly Catholic country.  In the 1861 census 78% of Irish people were Catholic, ...
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The Fall of the Fitzmaurices, tells the story of the demise of the Fitzmaurice family, who had been powerful Lords of Kerry, since the year 1235.
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When we start researching, it seems like our family history will be a never-ending tapestry of people and events. New lineages spread out in all directions and exciting connections with history and with other families are discovered. The numbers of different lines of family which can be researched, and the diversity of their lives and ...
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This blog concerns the accounts of travellers  as a  background source in understanding how our ancestors lived.   While biographical data may establish that an ancestor lived in a certain place at a certain time, it is usually hard to imagine what life might have been like in that place at that time.  It would be ...
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The skeleton of our family history is formed by the dates and names which we find in the major record sources.  Birth, marriage and death dates are the basic details on which every personal database is founded.  They are the important context from which we can derive other information, and also differentiate between the many ...
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