March 16, 2019

Further to my Blog post yesterday, Ancestry is also giving free access to its entire Irish records collection over the St Patrick’s Day weekend.  This doesn't happen every day. So drop everything, get over there and get searching. This freebie finishes on Monday, 18 Ma...

March 15, 2019

Are you one of the tens of millions of people across the globe with Irish ancestry?  If yes, you’re in luck because in honour of St. Patrick’s Day, MyHeritage is providing FREE access to all their Irish record collections until 20 March 2019.

There is no need to lo...

June 7, 2018

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Are you looking for resources to add to your Irish genealogy toolkit? 

You can never have too many and Tourism Ireland has just published an excellent list of 15 places to start looking for your Irish ancestors in that country. 

I couldn't...

April 13, 2018

My website of the week is The Schools Collection in Ireland.  Were your parents or grandparents among the 50,000 young children from 5,000 schools who participated in the Irish National Folklore project in the 1930s?  Or were they perhaps among the teachers who also co...

March 20, 2018

FindMyPast has released a variety of Irish records this week. Listed below are what I think are the three most interesting and useful.   

1.     American Fenian Brotherhood 1864-1867

This is a fascinating series of British Foreign Office (BFO) correspondence re...

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