Monthly Archives: January 2009

Irish Civil Registration 1845-1958 Index online

Update!!!: See for an online civil records index. [updated 3rd July 2014] New on the internet: The Irish Civil Regsitration Birth, Marriage and Death records index from 1845-1958 are on website at: Irish Civil Records at familysearch An … Continue reading

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Backwards trend in Library

Blocking access to library books, to prevent the public from using them, is not a conservation plan! Today, while in the County Library, Model Farm Road, Cork, I asked to see old postal directories for Munster. At first I was … Continue reading

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More Irish Males who live in Ireland needed for yDNA Testing

If yDNA testing is going  to help the Irish diaspora to find their origins, more Irish males who still reside in Ireland are needed in Irish Surname yDNA projects.  While people in countries where the Irish emigrated to (before, during … Continue reading

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TV Program on Origins of the Irish….

What did you think of the first part of the two part program on RTE TV on the origins of the Irish? Perhaps for someone who is uninitiated, it might help to remove the fear or mystery around DNA testing. … Continue reading

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