Irish Roots

A few weeks back, the Ordnance Survey Ireland maps website (maps.osi.ie) was taken offline and the worldwide Fraternity of Historic Map Nuts held its (...)

Alfred Henry Hunter is the Dubliner long known to be the model for the hero of Joyce’s Ulysses, Leopold Bloom. In 1904, after rescuing Joyce from a dr(...)

Back in 2011, Dick Eastman (blog.eogn.com), the doyen of North American genealogy commentators and a very straight talker, described mocavo.com as “th(...)

I’ve spent most of the past few weeks snout down, tail in the air, happily rooting through the General Register Office indexes on IrishGenealogy.ie. T(...)

Irish Roots

For anyone interested in researching Dublin ancestors, Dublin City Library and Archive has long been a logical starting-point. Their digital version o(...)

Irish Roots

I recently had a hands-on trial of the prototype of the promised National Library of Ireland Roman Catholic parish register microfilm website. It was (...)

Just before Christmas 2013, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on the Environment, Culture and the Gaeltacht held a series of public hearings on maximisin(...)

IrishGenealogy.ie has recently re-launched new versions of the civil registration indexes removed with unseemly haste 10 months ago: birth indexes no(...)

Irish Roots

Local societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. The missionary (and occasionally messianic) zeal with which they transcribe, organise, publish, and ed(...)

A recent study in Nature maps very fine regional variations in genetic make-up in the UK by applying more powerful statistical methods to whole-gen(...)