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How to research ancestors who immigrated during the Irish Famine

When: Friday, 30 September, 2022

The initial cause of the Irish Famine was the failure of the potato crop, due to a disease called Blight. However, it was a combination of disastrous political actions and poor social structures that turned the crisis into a tragedy of un-precedented proportions.

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Irish Famine family history resources outside of Ireland

The most common Irish last names per county

When: Saturday, 24 September, 2022

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

Old Irish (Gaelic) boy names and their meaning

When: Tuesday, 16 August, 2022

Introduction In this index most common Irish names, their correct English, Latin and Gaelic spelling variations are listed. This is followed by their meaning and origin, but before we begin please read through the index guide below. 

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Old Irish boys' names & aliases

Irish Genealogy Resource Checklist

When: Friday, 15 July, 2022

Access to records, archives and heritage information has dramatically increased in recent years with many state bodies digitising documents and images, promoting their awareness, and sharing them online with the public.  Here's our top selection of the best genealogical sources and repositories when carr

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Irish Civil Records Online For Free

When: Wednesday, 13 July, 2022

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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