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Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 29 March 2018
35 Tips For Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by Nicola Morris 1. Griffith’s Valuation, also known as the Primary Valuation of Ireland was compiled between 1847 and 1864 and recorded the head of each household who was responsible for paying the rates on their property. This is Ireland’s most comprehensive 19th century census substitute.  2. Griffith’s Valuation can be found online at www.findmypast.ie and www.askaboutireland.ie. Search for the person who would have b ... More
Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 01 August 2017
7 ESSENTIAL RULES WHEN RESEARCHING YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS The following are some tips and what to watch out for when researching your Irish ancestor; WHERE TO START ON YOUR RESEARCH. When you start the research on your family, begin with yourself and work your way back through the male line.  For example: if you are researching your grandmother’s family start with her father and work your way back researching the male line. THE GOLDEN RULE WHEN DOING YOUR FAMILY RESEARCH. ... More
Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 02 May 2017
7 MORE UNUSUAL WAYS TO TRACE YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS The following are some Genealogy repositories and online sources you may not have thought of when searching for your Irish ancestor; Do You Know The Parish Where Your Ancestor Lived? If you know the parish where your ancestor lived, it is always worthwhile contacting the parish priest or parish secretary for that parish.  The parish priest may know a wealth of information about your ancestor; Names of the local cemeteries old ... More
Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 01 February 2017
7 UNUSUAL WAYS TO TRACE YOUR IRISH ANCESTORS. When people plan to trace their ancestors in Ireland, they normally think of searching the Church records (baptisms, marriages), Civil records (birth, marriages and deaths) and property/land records, to identify their ancestors.  The following are some Genealogy repositories and online sources you may not have thought of when searching for your Irish ancestor; Did your ancestor have a dog? Dog licences were introduced into Irish Law in ... More
Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 01 November 2016
7 Essential Resource Websites For Irish Family History Research. There are a number of great family history research websites available where you can now research your Irish ancestors online from the comfort of your own home.  More and more are becoming available on line, it can be difficult to keep track at times, but we can’t complain as it is becoming more accessible for people to trace their ancestors in Ireland from any part of the world.    Many of the es ... More
Posted by IRISH ROOTS on 15 June 2015
Irish Church Records Parish registers are the most important source of information on Irish family history prior to the commencement of the civil registration of births, deaths and marriages in 1864.  Prior to this parish registers may contain the only surviving record of a particular individual or family and can supply evidence of direct links between one generation and the next (via baptismal registers) and one family and another (via marriage registers). Following the reformation C ... More

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