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State (Civil) Records 1864 onwards

When: Thursday, 24 August, 2017

With the introduction of state registration, birth and death information was required to be provided to the local registrar who was usually the doctor, within 21 days. Late registration resulted in the imposition of a fine. Hence, in order to avoid the payment of a fine, later birth and death dat

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 The Doyle Wedding © National Library of Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Thursday, 1 June, 2017

Don't forget to add any information you find out about your ancestors in these resources to our XO Chronicles! Please note that we have included as many free resources as possible. Some of the resources may require payment - this is a part of their own commercial policy and has no relationship with Ireland Reaching Out.

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Dublin Castle Records office © Irish Photo Archives

Griffith Valuation & Tithe Applotment

When: Monday, 3 April, 2017

Townland areas often appear to vary from the Tithe Applotment Books to the Griffith’s Valuation – this can generally be explained by the fact that very poor quality land was not taxable and hence not included in the earlier survey.  All lands were included in the Griffith’s Val

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Bequests to Orphan School in St. Catherine's Parish, Dublin

When: Monday, 14 November, 2016

Residents of the parish district, and Institutions are mentioned in these Last Wills. Date [unknown to be determined] Historical summaries from CHARITABLE DONATIONS AND BEQUESTS (IRELAND), concerning St.Catherine's district. The contents of the document itself in whole is quite lengthy, herein extracted from the original compiler [to be determined]. The following individuals and institutions may have had these transactions administered by the Earl of Meath Charitable Loan association of St.Catherine's distict. However details are not presently available to confirm this yet due to the poor quality of the digital conversion. [   ] Brackets have been inserted for the page herein to cover digital conversion flaws by [to be determined]. We beleive the material is now in the public domain. Please inform us of any further information, extracted quote follows:

St Catherines (Dublin)

IrelandXO Insight - Irish Famine Resources Revealed

When: Saturday, 12 November, 2016

The initial cause of the Irish Famine was the failure of the potato crop, due to a disease called Blight. However, it was a combination of disastrous political actions and poor social structures that turned the crisis into a tragedy of un-precedented proportions.

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Irish Famine family history resources outside of Ireland

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