To mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Ancestry. ie has worked with the British National Archives, Kew, London, to bring wider online access to one(...)

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

The “Irish Roots” column began on February 28th, 2009, almost exactly seven years ago. This is the last one. Looking back over that period, the blink(...)

Making a living from genealogy isn’t easy in Ireland. There is no career path, very few employers and lots of competition. But many people involved (...)

Tourism authorities have long hoped to use genealogy as an incentive to attract more visitors to Ireland and have long complained of the fragmentation(...)

Karel Kiely: “These records were never intended for the purpose we use them today.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Enda Kenny received a “belt of a crozier” ahead of the National Library of Ireland’s recent move to provide free internet access to Catholi(...)

Now that the dust has settled on the launch of the National Library’s Catholic parish registers site (registers.nli.ie), it’s worth reflecting on what(...)

When Godzilla moves in next door, some nervousness is understandable. So the recent news that Ancestry. com">Ancestry.com is looking to employ profes(...)

Researchers accustomed to the way online genealogy works elsewhere in the English-speaking world find the Irish situation strange. Elsewhere, record(...)

Ancestry. com, like most commercial genealogy sites, provides an online family tree service allowing subscribers to visualise and share their research(...)

Irish Roots

A recently published list of the top 100 genealogy websites in the world (in the online Canadian magazine GenealogyInTime – see bit.ly/1AMsxIu) makes (...)