Know your Place – Irish places and their names

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 […]

Rentals as a resource for Irish family history

This article deals with rentals, which are the records of the landlord on tenants, their holdings,  and their payments.  Although these might appear to be purely business records,  many contain rich family information.  They may be particularly valuable source of family history information for the the 18th and early 19th centuries when other records are […]