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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 piece of work was researched and written by expert genealogist, Ita O’ Boyle.  The Irish Ancestry of Joe Biden Joe Biden’s ancestry traces back to the famine years in Ireland when hunger, despair and destitution propelled many of the Irish population to cross the Atlantic in search of a better future. Born on 20 ...
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Manulla
Small Sources 63:     This is a list of  95 tenants in several townlands in western Mayo in 1833.   Most of the properties are in adjoining townlands of the Civil parishes of Templemore, Manulla, Balla and Killedan,  which are just east of Castlebar .  A few are elsewhere in the county as indicated in ...
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O'Donel estate
This is a list of leases granted to 344 named tenants by the O'Donel estate in the Civil Parish of Cong, Co Mayo from 1790 to approximately 1815. Some tenants are parties to several leases so the total number of individuals involved is difficult to define precisely.
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Annie’s Letter, by Robert Burke (ISBN: 978-0-9539974-6-6 – details here)  is the true story of a search for Burke and Collingwood ancestors based on a family letter. It is extraordinary for several reasons, not least of which is the wonderful variety of family members uncovered. Admirals, farmers, surgeons and priests; widows and émigrés; rebels and conservatives; ...
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joebiden
Vice President Joe Biden’s ancestry traces back to the famine years in Ireland when hunger, despair and destitution propelled many of the Irish population to cross the Atlantic in search of a better future.
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