News from Ireland

Ten facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Friday, 9 April, 2021

An ancestors headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Inscriptions on headstones can help us fill in gaps in our family histories – a date, a maiden name, it's all genealogy gold.

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Ten facts about Irish Gravestones

Chronicles Insight - Military Ancestors

When: Thursday, 1 April, 2021

The focus of this particular Special Group is Military Ancestors. Read on to learn about some of the brave Irish people who are already in this group, and be sure to add your Military Ancestors so that their service can be recognised once more. 

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Chronicles Insight - Military Ancestors

The most common Irish last names per county

When: Wednesday, 24 March, 2021

Having evolved over the centuries to be the surnames we recognise today, Irish last names have a rich and vibrant history. In early times, when Ireland had a much smaller population and mass movement of people was uncommon, it was not unusual for people to be known by only one name. However, as t

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The most popular last names for every county of Ireland

IrelandXO Insight - Top FREE Irish Genealogy Resources 2021

When: Thursday, 21 January, 2021

Here, we list the best FREE Irish ancestry websites for the most relevant archives along with the latest free tools and indexes to help you navigate them. To make sense of the records you discover, ask our volunteers by way of our  

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IrelandXO Insights - Top FREE Irish Genealogy Resources 2021

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