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Free database access

Started Jul 11, 2018 0 Replies

The New England Historic Genealogical Society is allowing free access to all of its databases until the end of Tuesday 17th July.…Continue

Irish History Lantern Slides Digitised

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annemarie Healy Mar 21, 2014. 1 Reply

More than 1,500 lantern slides held by the University of Warwick library's Modern Records…Continue

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Online access to Irish Wills

Started Mar 17, 2014 0 Replies

Just for St. Patrick's Day, is allowing free access to their Irish Wills Index 1484-1858…Continue

Irish Army Census records now searchable by name

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Lloyd Mar 12, 2013. 1 Reply

The Irish Army Census was a snapshot of the National (Free State) Army taken at midnight on 12/13 November, 1922, during the guerrilla phase of the Irish Civil War. The census records details of more…Continue


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Free Family History Database Access Helps Mark Armistice Centennial

Posted on November 9, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

The (New York) Evening World declares the war over on Nov. 7, four days before the Armistice was formally signed. (Library of Congress)

To commemorate 100 years since the ending of the First World War, Find My Past is offering free access to its family history database collections this weekend from 12:00 noon (GMT)…


Paddy the Navvy

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 10:30am 5 Comments

"In eighteen hundred and forty-four

I landed on the Liverpool shore

Me belly was empty me hands were raw

With working on the railway, the railway

I'm weary of the railway

Poor paddy works on the railway"

(from Poor Paddy on the Railway by The Dubliners…


Free Access to Irish Family History Resources

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 10:30am 0 Comments

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is allowing free access to its online Irish family history resources from 15-22 March. Sign up for access via the NEHGS's American Ancestors database at the following:…


Tallying the Irish in Britain Over the Past Two Centuries

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

Although the first census of the United Kingdom was held in 1801, it was not until the 1841 census that respondents were asked to state their country of birth, thereby enabling us to see the size of the Irish population in Britain. We cannot, therefore, accurately judge how many Irish refugees had flooded into England, Scotland…


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At 11:00am on September 20, 2011, Gerry Regan said…
Kieron, great to have you aboard here. I'm hoping you might share, as your time allows, some of your family history here, which I've always found fascinating.
At 1:16pm on March 17, 2013, James Francis Smith said…


I'm delighted that you're providing such detail about the Irish. I'm trying to flesh out their contributions on this side of the pond. Visit my blog, when you have a few moments.

James Francis Smith

At 1:13pm on November 23, 2015, Jean rice said…
Hi Kieron
Check your Face Book I have left you a message

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