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Civil Registration in Ireland

   Irish Civil Registration began in 1864 for all births, deaths and marriages, and in 1845 for Protestant marriages.  Even if your ancestors left before that time, it is likely that family members remained. …

Administrative Divisions: Poor Law Unions

  I just realized (as I was about to start discussing records in Ireland) that I was so excited to start the information on finding a locality in Ireland, I neglected to cover Poor Law Unions.  


Don’t forget the collaterals

   I ended last week’s blog with a comment about the importance of searching ALL of the family members.  Elizabeth Shown Mills’ principle of identifying your ancestor’s FAN club (friends, associates and neighbors) can be key in solving your brick wall of a location in Ireland.  …

It’s all about location, location, location!

   I’m just back from a great Eastern Caribbean Genealogy Cruise, lecturing with Diana and Gary Smith and Dick Eastman.  What a great way to relax, visit some wonderful locations, AND get great genealogical information.  …

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