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Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle during her visit to Dublin with Prince Harry in July, 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish roots of the UK’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have been confirmed in records released today. They show that her great-great-great gra(...)

The only cast-iron rule of family history is that you start from what you know and use it to find out more. Take your granny and work back from her.

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(...)

Top row: (left-to-right): 1 P.E. Sweeney; 2 J.J. Walsh; 3 T Hunter; 4 W Tobin.  Middle Row: 5 J Byrne; 6 P Beazley; 7 D O’Callaghan; 8 J Bevan.  Bottom row: 9 P.C. Doyle;  10 J Melinn; 11 J.J. Hughes; 12 “unknown”.

To the British authorities in 1916 Dublin they were a “dirty dozen” of criminals; to Irish nationalists “twelve good men and true”. A portfolio of 12(...)

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 (...)

A new archive launched today lists the 49,000 soldiers from the island of Ireland who died during the First World War or as a result of wounds sustai(...)

Genealogists can say more about the Irish ancestry of US President Barack Obama than about former presidents such as John F Kennedy, according to t(...)

Video: Cruise on desire to film in Ireland

Ronan McGreevy Tom Cruise came to Dublin yesterday an honorary Oirishman after his dubious turn in Far and Away and left it feeling like(...)