Irish Roots

Roman Catholic parish registers constitute by far the most important set of records for 19th-century Irish local and family history. And, in th(...)

Irish Roots

Like it or not, rootsireland.ie is the single most important Irish records website. Almost everyone researching their ancestors in 19th-century(...)

Irish Roots

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Which is to say that trying to explain why you can’t find your ancestor is akin to collecting water i(...)

A digital archive

In what is being described as its biggest undertaking since the 17th Century, the British Library has committted itself to adding to its vast s(...)