News from Ireland

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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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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