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Irish people with English-sounding names

From the website of the parish of Inishmagrath in County Leitrim, [http://www.inishmagrath.com/hist_fams.html] a piece about local families reminds of how our Irish ancestors got English names: “Examination of the Annals show that for many centuries the Mac Conshnamha (Mac Connava) … Continue reading

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Irish/Scots-Irish Special Interest Group meeting

Hi everybody, This is a reminder that the Irish/ScotsIrish Special Interest Group will meet on the third Thursday, Feb 15th, 2018, at Crossroads Mall Community Room at 12:30 pm. As you may be aware, changes have occurred with the Legacy … Continue reading

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Another useful site

Your free and independent guide to finding your Irish ancestors http://www.irish-genealogy-toolkit.com/  

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Finding Your Irish Immigrant Ancestors

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The Irish Landed Estates Database and Court Files

The Irish Landed Estates Database Contributed by Joanne McEntee One could be forgiven for supposing that the contemporary terms ‘ghost estates’ or ‘abandoned estates’ merely exist as part of the historic nomenclature of the now defunct world of operating Irish landed … Continue reading

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Irish Census: ‘lost’ records now online

National Archives of Ireland The newly released documents have been published online by the National Archives of Ireland, in partnership with genealogical companies, FindMyPast and FamilySearch. Thousands of Irish census documents, many dating back to the early 19th Century, have … Continue reading

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Online Catholic parish registers from the National Library of Ireland available in summer

John Grenham: Irish Roots Online Catholic parish registers from the National Library of Ireland available in summer http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/john-grenham-irish-roots-1.2017344 Mon, Dec 1, 2014, 15:35 A huge change is coming soon for everyone involved in Irish genealogy. By summer 2015, the National … Continue reading

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