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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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maids
This piece of work was researched and written by expert Genealogist, Hilary McDonagh When most people think of sports it is about playing, organising or supporting. But sports also generate records which can embellish the bare facts about our ancestors’ births and marriages.  Are these records in archives?  Sports Archives provide a unique source for ...
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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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domville servants
Small Sources 53:  This is a list of 76 servants employed in two households of  the Domville family in  County Dublin in the period 1768-1795.    The records are arranged by person, and almost all are in the format ‘X was hired on (date) at (salary)‘  followed by a list of dated payments ending usually ...
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The relative shortage of Irish sources makes every record linking a name to a place useful. One of the obscure sources which can be used are the Grand Jury Presentments. Grand Juries were the forerunners of the modern County Councils. They were a panel of major landowners established in each county to make decisions on ...
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app
Press Release Dublin, Ireland, and Salt Lake City, Utah; Wednesday, 8 February 2017 Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research, has just released at RootsTech 2017 a free, new and interactive Irish Genealogy Research App; Your Dublin Map Guide to Irish Genealogy and History Sources. This ‘Ancestor Network’ App displays a ...
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Small Sources No. 6:  This is another list we found in the course of our family history research.    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.   You can see a full description ...
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