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A huge resource of family history information  is available in the journal articles,  books and manuscripts that have been written by genealogy enthusiasts and scholars over centuries. Flyleaf Press has just published a second edition of our listing of these family histories. It is called ‘Sources for Irish Family History – 2021’ and is available ...
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1.  Introduction Finding the home place of your ancestor is central to finding the records they left behind. However, those new to Irish family research often find the nature of the land-divisions used,  and their names,  very confusing.  Even those who are experienced in Irish research often find difficulty in locating places identified in old ...
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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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Castlecrine
This is a list of 71 workers on the Butler estate in Castlecrine in the Civil Parish of Kilfinaghta, County Clare from 1842-49.  It is compiled from  pages of a series of weekly accounts of workers’ pay and duties (see example in Figure 1).  Some workers appear every week while others are listed only occasionally. ...
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newmarket
Small Sources 33:  This is a small rental of the O’Brien estate in the town of Newmarket-on-Fergus  and surrounding townlands in County Clare in 1738.     The original is a small soft-cover rental document in the Inchiquin Papers which are in the National Library of Ireland  (NLI Ms 14,431).     See our article here for a detailed account ...
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