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Till Death Us Do Part

I have been busy over the past 6-9 months building online courses to make it easier for family historians like you to find their Irish Family History.  I am building the course content on death records and though it was worth sharing some details with you. We have a tendency ...

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Poor Law Unions

For the purposes of government administration in the 1830s, the Poor Law Unions (PLU) were created.  There were a total of 163 PLUs and each had a workhouse associated with it.  Workhouses were the last resort for the destitute Irish.  You may come across your ancestors with an address of ...

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Status of Civil Records

The current status of the digitisation of Irish civil registrations of birth, marriages and deaths is outlined in the 3 images below. You will save yourself hours of time by being aware of these dates by not searching for information that is not there so feel free to download and ...

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Petty Sessions

I was out and about this week and stopped off to pick up groceries in a small town about 20km from where I live. Ireland is amazing for lots of reasons but this one in particular. Things can pop up when you least expect it... such as this ! Court ...

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Dublin City Graveyards

Have you ever noticed, while wandering around Dublin City and its environs, that there are a distinct lack of graveyards beside Catholic Churches? Have a think about it; neither St. Mary’s ProCathedral in Marlborough Street, St Catherine’s in Meath Street, Saint Nicholas of Myra (formerly the ProCathedral) in Francis Street…. ...

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If there’s a will, there’s a way!

…. to find out more about your family history. I mentioned in previous posts about a fire in the Public Records Office in 1922.  Well, unfortunately as well as the majority pre-1900 census records, nearly all the original wills were also destroyed in the fire.  So for genealogy purposes we ...

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Making Sense of Census

I believe most people are aware that the 1901 & 1911 census records are available online at www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ ...... and in my November 2016 blog, I discussed the burning of many of our records at a fire in the Four Courts in Dublin during the the Irish civil war (1922-1923). ...

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Fire at the Public Records Office

One of the most common questions asked about Irish genealogy is ..... 'all the irish records were burnt in the Four Courts during the Civil War in 1922' so it's impossible to trace our ancestors. This is not true… For example, the 1901 and 1911 census records are available online ...

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