News from Ireland

Ten Facts about Irish Gravestones

When: Friday, 9 April, 2021

An ancestor's headstone holds the promise of uncovering clues that might take us back further.  Headstone inscriptions 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

Irish Civil Records Online For Free

When: Monday, 1 March, 2021

Since 2016, the General Register Office has progressively given free access to over 15.5 million historic register records of births, marriages and death, ensuring that Ireland continues to lead the way in making genealogical information available to the public. The FREE Irish Genealogy

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XO Chronicles - Remembering WW1

When: Wednesday, 11 November, 2020

Many more Irish men and women joined the allied forces in the countries they had emigrated to, and thousands, such as Patrick Conheady and Charles Sharpe, gave up their lives in the ensuing battles.

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XO Chronicles - Remembering WW1

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