News from Ireland

Irish in The American War of Independence

When: Saturday, 4 June, 2022

The day itself marks the date, in 1776, on which the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress. There are certain figures of the American Revolutionary War whom history and popular culture have kept in the forefront of our minds.

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Chronicles Insight - American Revolutionary War

Griffith's Valuation and Cancelled Books

When: Monday, 30 May, 2022

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 near Lough Corrib c.1890 © National Library of Ireland via Wikimedia Commons

Making the most of your ancestors' photographs

When: Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

There are more than 10,000 ancestors now on the XO Chronicles. (Thank you IrelandXO community!) Undoubtedly, those that stand out, and really bring to life the stories of the people featured, are those that have a photograph.

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Making the most of your ancestors' photographs

Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

When: Thursday, 21 April, 2022

Over the two years, countries all over the world have paid homage to their brave, tireless healthcare workers who put their lives on the line everyday, putting their own needs last and staying apart from their own families so as to protect them.

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Chronicles Insight - Hero Healthcare Workers

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