News from Ireland

Irish Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Friday, 15 July, 2022

Access to records, archives and heritage information has dramatically increased in recent years with many state bodies digitising documents and images, promoting their awareness, and sharing them online with the public.  Here's our top selection of the best genealogical sources and repositories when carr

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County in Focus - Cork

When: Saturday, 9 July, 2022

The nickname Rebel County comes from a long history of rebellion beginning with the arrival of Vikings in the 9th century but it was Cork's support of Perkin Warbeck in 1491 (a pretender to the throne) that earned them the title 'Rebel Country' by the English Monarchy.

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County in Focus - Cork

Remembering our Paternal Irish Ancestors

When: Wednesday, 15 June, 2022

Researching Irish ancestry is challenging at best, especially when the branches of our family tree extend across multiple continents. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our paternal line. 

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Ancestors Masterclass

When: Friday, 10 June, 2022

How does it work? The Ancestor Chronicles are a way for you to reconnect and keep in touch with any local community that you or your ancestors may have once lived or worked in. You can post chronicles for any historical individual* connected to a parish or county, be it

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Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Monday, 30 May, 2022

Between 1847 and 1864 a detailed, county by county record of tax liable was kept in Ireland.  Today the "Griffith Valuation" is an invaluable resource for anyone researching their Irish family history and if properly used, it can be a fantastic key to uncover family history inf

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Farm land near Lough Corrib c.1890 © National Library of Ireland via Wikimedia Commons

Remembering our Irish Grandmothers

When: Sunday, 1 May, 2022

Researching Irish ancestry becomes more challenging when tracing the maternal branches of our family tree. The good news is, we can help each other out by sharing what we know about our maternal line. 

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Irish grandmother standing in front of her rural house