'My marriage ending was the kick I needed to start my own journey'
- January 14, 2020, 07:00
Fiona O’Brien, originally from Sutton, Co Dublin, lives in Toronto in Canada where she is a stand-up comedian. When d(...)
Don’t buy online DNA ancestry tests. You are the real product
- November 29, 2018, 05:00
Ever since I signed up for a genealogy research site, it’s been sending me emails flogging its DNA analysis kit. But there’s no way I will do a(...)
DNA tests: 'According to this, we're first cousins but I've never heard of you'
- March 17, 2018, 06:00
Max Sparber grew up in Minnesota with two concrete pieces of information. He knew that he was adopted, and that he was Irish-American. He never questi(...)
How to trace your Irish family history: a step-by-step guide
- March 12, 2018, 14:30
There has never been a better time to research Irish family history. A revolution in access to Irish genealogical records has taken place over the pas(...)
A sort of homecoming – An Irishman’s Diary on the citizenship ceremony
- November 28, 2017, 00:01
I would like to think this Irishman’s Diary sets a record: at the time of writing, I have been an Irishman for a little over an hour. On Monday, I an(...)
1916 courts martial and executions: Source material
- May 3, 2016, 04:58
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(...)
Irish Roots: Who makes a living from genealogy in Ireland?
- February 1, 2016, 01:00
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 (...)
Irish Roots: Free-range, grass-fed Irish genealogy
- January 4, 2016, 01:00
Tourism authorities have long hoped to use genealogy as an incentive to attract more visitors to Ireland and have long complained of the fragmentation(...)