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Autosomal DNA

   I am excited now!  I just spent the last two weekends at the Virtual institute of Genealogical Research class (Finally!) Understanding Autosomal DNA.  And, I think I do, or at least a lot more than I understood it before.  …

Irish Church Records

   Prior to the start of civil registration in Ireland in 1864, one of the only sources of family information is church records. The vast majority of the population of Ireland has always been Roman Catholic, however because of religious persecution, the records of the Catholic church begin late, usually around 1820.  …

Griffith’s Primary Valuation

   I began a series on Strategies for Finding Your Irish Ancestors this past Saturday for the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research.  The morning session was on strategies for finding a locality in Ireland, and the afternoon session was on using Griffith’s Valuation.  …

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