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Research Family Name

Researching Irish Surnames

When: Wednesday, 25 October, 2023

Irish naming conventions

Best Irish Family Tree Maker

Best Irish Family Tree Makers

When: Tuesday, 14 November, 2023

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

The Minnehaha

New York and the Green Yacht from Derry

When: Tuesday, 5 September, 2023

Over one hundred million Americans can trace an ancestor who arrived, from 1892, in the United States at Ellis Island. 

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Tuesday, 1 November, 2022

An ancestor's headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Headstone inscriptions can help us fill in gaps in our family histories – a date, a maiden name, it's all genealogy gold.

Ireland Reaching Out - Free Message Board

Message Board Masterclass

When: Wednesday, 19 April, 2023

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Reproductive Loan Scheme

Reproductive Loan Schemes

When: Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

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From Ireland to Syndney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengners

From Ireland to Sydney in 100 Days - Letters from Passengers

When: Wednesday, 20 September, 2023

By 1830 Ulster was in crisis. In the preceding 50 years she had experienced an unparalleled period of population growth which was reflected in chronic under-employment in agriculture, which was by far her largest employer.

IrelandXO Insight - Newspaper Sources

IrelandXO Insight - Newspaper Sources

When: Friday, 26 August, 2022

Outside of reports about the famous or infamous, newspapers might be disregarded at first as a source of genealogical information.


Your Irish County just before the Great Famine

When: Friday, 15 September, 2023

If you have traced your ancestors to a particular county in Ireland, this resource can provide local insights into their lives and the district in which they lived.

IrelandXO Insight - Genealogy Resource Checklist

Irish Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Thursday, 7 September, 2023

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