News from Ireland

East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

When: Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

The local group are looking for people in the area who can show local ancestry going back three generations. They are also looking for people who have already done a DNA test in the area.

East Galway Black 47 DNA Project

Ireland XO Insight - what did your ancestors do?

When: Saturday, 15 January, 2022

While it is a generalisation, most of our ancestors worked on the land and their occupations as 'farmer' or 'labourer' reflected the agricultural character of the community. The rural community was one where people worked in their own parishes and rarely strayed beyond.

Ireland XO
The Occupation of our Ancestors

Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

When: Tuesday, 7 December, 2021

The sentence of Penal Transportation was carried out in Ireland from 1791 to 1853. This form of punishment involved the removal of convicted criminals from the land of their birth and relocating them elsewhere, most commonly to Australia.

Portumna (Galway)
Chronicles Insight - Trials and Transportation

Migration from Derry to Canada

When: Monday, 6 December, 2021

Derry port possessed an ideal situation. She stood at the head of a virtually land-locked Lough Foyle, 24 miles long and only 2 miles wide at its head.

From Derry to Canada

Best Irish Family Tree Maker

When: Sunday, 14 November, 2021

Talk to anyone who has spent some time researching their Irish ancestry, and they'll all tell you "it grows legs." Despite all our best efforts to keep things simple, Irish genealogy research is a bit... a lot... like our confusing signposts and winding boreens – a fun journey,

Ireland XO
Best Irish Family Tree Maker