Victims and Criminals 1821-1860

Irish family historians must resort to some strange sources for information.  Our new e-Book  is a good example.  It contains information on approximately 3,000 persons named in notices seeking information on perpetrators of crime in the period 1821 to 1860. They are effectively ‘Wanted’ posters or ‘Proclamations’ seeking information on those involved in serious crimes […]

Great insights from Petty sources – the Petty Session Court Records

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 […]