News from Ireland

Ireland XO Insight - Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Thursday, 7 April, 2016

Between 1847 and 1864 a detailed, county by county record of tax liable was kept in Ireland.  Today the "Griffith Valuation" is an invaluable resource for anyone researching their Irish family history and if properly used, it can be a fantastic key to uncover family history inf

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Farm land in west of Ireland

Peter Robinson Settlers

When: Monday, 29 February, 2016

Above pictures : The Heffernan Family: Descendants of the 1825 Peter Robinson Settlers in Canada.

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Heffernan Family - descendants of Peter Robinson Settlers

Calling the ‘Galway Tribal Diaspora'!

When: Tuesday, 8 September, 2015

The Galway based heritage organisation is launching a new initiative entitled ‘The Galway Tribal Diaspora Project’ which aims to collect and record the stories of former Galway residents  who have gone on to continue their life story beyond Irish shores.

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Catholic Parish Registers Online

When: Wednesday, 8 July, 2015

Registers.nli.ie make available online, for free, records of marriages and baptisms (and some burial records) from the NLI collection. Launching the website today, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny stated it was an "important day for our country, our people and our soul".

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Wedding Party Ireland

English Naming Patterns within the family unit

When: Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

During the 18th century, the basic pattern of naming children was used for many English-speaking families.  This was also common with many Irish families, although they didn't always adhere strictly to this.  

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William Hogarth, The Western Family c. 1738

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