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Blog (when you know the county)

   Frequently when you do find information about the locality of your ancestor you only know the name of the county. If you’re lucky enough to have an unusual name (like Moughty) and your ancestor was born after civil registration, that may be enough to set you on the right path.  … (when you know the locality)

   Once you have identified a place in Ireland for your ancestors, one of your first stops should be at, a site created by John Grenham, author of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

Roman Catholic Records

   As I mentioned last week, the announcement by FindMyPast about US Roman Catholic records is important to anyone with Catholic ancestry, and that is particularly true of the Irish.  Roman Catholic records can be a key resource for finding a locality in Ireland for your ancestors…the critical piece of information in order to be successful in Irish research.  …

RootsTech 2018

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   I’m back home after spending the week in Salt Lake City working at the Family History Library and attending RootsTech.  It was fun meeting everyone.  The Salt Palace is a huge convention center and I ended up having to get a scooter to get around, after my knee gave out on me Tuesday night.  …

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