Genealogical roots: there is no doubt that a revolution in access to records has taken place.

Our column calls it a day with a look at recent progress aided by the internet

There are several ways to turn an interest in family history into paid work

This is the best piece of popular history publishing in Ireland for many years

Until recently, death records supplied no family information

The great annual family gathering causes the post-Christmas genealogical website spike

Evidently the B word is exclusively Irish, which clearly means something about the national psyche

This is the centre of the Irish family history universe

For anyone interested in local history in rural Ireland they are a magnificent treasure trove

New maps accompanying ‘Griffith’s Valuation’ just add to mountain of undated maps

The evolution of surnames has slowed throughout the developed world

How the Os and Macs came back to make their names

Because any Anglophone record-keepers who knew Irish had only a smattering, mistranslation was the rule

During the 17th century, the Gaelic institutions crumbled under the weight of the English conquest, taking with them the centralit(...)

True hereditary surnames were only introduced in Scandinavia in the late 18th century

There can be too much complaining, especially in the face of additional new transcripts

Between January and October 1875, William Malone noted down details of every household he visited, eventually ranging over the who(...)

Various arguments are used to keep a historical document from the public eye

Negative outcomes can be just as important as positive ones

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Post-traumatic summer weather amnesia

The Pathé, Movietone and AP digital archives store a wealth of local history

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Ancestor! Cure your erectile dysfunction now!

Like it or not, races and nations do have their own characteristics, their own flaws and talents, and large parts of these stem from inheritance. To recognise this is not racist, any more than ignoring it is egalitarian

Rachel Dolezal has been accused of adopting a black identity, but can we really rewrite our own genealogical history?

Marion Bruére Quin may have partly inspired Joyce’s character, and provided a link with Lewis Carroll

Finding your roots: Vast jungles of genealogical half-truths and supposition have spread online, and the need for experienced guides has grown, not diminished

Association of Professional Genealogists of Ireland has name change in light of globalisation

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Glory be to the Ordnance Survey

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Lovely, Gnarly Nitty-Gritty Dublin Records

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Upcoming NLI parish record microfilm site is 90 per cent squint-free

Anyone with even the remotest interest in Irish genealogy should read this new report

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The Other Clare Roots

A recent study in Nature maps very fine regional variations in genetic make-up in the UK

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Healing the extended family

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Standardised surnames and place names

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But what has FindMyPast done for us lately?

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The top 100 genealogy websites?

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How not to run screaming from the microfilm room

Science, your mammy and the common cold

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Pure Irish death

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The revolution will continue in 2015

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Surname maps: Ireland remains unique

The long and winding road to haystack of needles

Viking society contained very little in the way of humane prisons, flat-pack furniture or Lego

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Weird foreign surnames. Like ‘Walsh’.

Online Catholic parish registers from the National Library of Ireland available in summer

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Thom’s Directory online

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Protestants and the Irish Society for Archives

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RF Foster’s ‘Vivid Faces’ and genealogy

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Pushing Irish jelly up a hill

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What do we lose when records are digitised?

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Surprisingly synchronised cycles

Back To Our Past 2014 takes place at the RDS

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LinkedIn Hell

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Guinness in the blood

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The Mayor of Boston’s Family Tree

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Long Live the Revolution!

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The Monica Roberts Collection

The accumulation of tens of thousands of individual and family decisions drove people overseas

Are these your symptoms?

The work of local historians and genealogists

Free downloads from the (other) National Archives

Why can’t you find your ancestors online?

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The General Register Office and IrishGenealogy.ie

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False friends and Boston

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Resurrecting Church of Ireland records

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The General Register Office indexes online

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The Placenames Commission improved by abolition

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Accenuate the negative

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Records for Bloomsday

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Identifying an Irish place-name

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Attack of the killer apostrophes

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Why Irish administrative areas are so peculiar

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Reverse genealogy

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Gorgeous funerals

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The Genealogy Roadshow and the No. 16 bus

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Pre-1901 censuses launching today

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Irish genealogy: hyper-competitive, post-modern capitalism?

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The original records are rotting

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Conga lines of dancing Northern Irish civil servants

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Rootsireland must change to survive

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Ancestry.com’s impending monopoly

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There’s something about Paddy

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Our history: a minor branch of the leisure industry?

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