Author Archives: mjordan

More on Cork RC Parish records

This posting is a follow up to previous postings relating to the “black hole” in availability of online church records for genealogical purposes, in Cork City and surrounds. I decided to write this post because I feel that people are … Continue reading

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A Giant Step Forward for Irish Genealogy

I am so thrilled that the National Library of Ireland has seen fit to provide online, free access to the images of the microfilm of the Catholic Church records, which it has in its archives. These online church records can … Continue reading

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Why We Need Gedmatch!

I don’t blog often but I felt that I needed to get the following off my chest, so to speak. There are three main autosomal DNA testing companies for genetic genealogy: AncestryDNA, 23&Me and Family Tree DNA. Gedmatch.com is a … Continue reading

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Personal DNA Success Story

People who know me well, know that I have been searching for my father’s ancestry since 1997. It has been a long road, full of ups and downs, dead ends and eventually success. It all started after my mother died … Continue reading

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Birth and Baptismal Records for Co. Cork

I was recently asked if it was easy to locate a person in Co. Cork, if you had their exact date of birth in 1830. My answer was: “No, it is not easy.” Why did I say this? Well, civil … Continue reading

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DNA, Paper Trails and Family Story

In the past ten years, I have spent a lot of time dealing with DNA results relating to Family History research. I have also done a lot of traditional genealogy. I have tended to favour DNA or, as it is … Continue reading

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Successful Genetic Genealogy Ireland Conference 2013

The Genetic Genealogy Ireland Conference 2013(GGI Conference 2013), held in Dublin, was very successful. Here is a link to videos of the excellent lectures, which were given by the presenters over the three days. Family Tree DNA had a stall … Continue reading

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