Civil War pension records

Many Irish emigrants served in the U.S. Civil War. Many died. Tragic as that fact is, it means pension records were created that may now be extremely useful to family history researchers.

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Poor law records

While it’s exciting to find an ancestor’s name in old records, I find it’s also illuminating to read stories about the times in which they lived and what their contemporaries experienced.

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1/3 off RootsIreland 12-mo subscription

For the next 10 days you can take advantage of RootsIreland’s special discount on an annual subscription.

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Ballincollig military men in your ancestry?

A remarkable resource is featured as September’s Archive of the Month at the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library. This collection tells the stories of military men and their families based in Ballincollig, County Cork, 1810-1922.

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Naturalization entries in census

I took my own advice by following up on one of the Findmypast tips, from yesterday’s posting here.

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Tips to reinvigorate your search

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve likely been doing family history research for a while. Maybe you can reinvigorate your quest by reviewing some basic tips for tracing emigrant ancestors.

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Methodists in Ireland

The 2017 Third Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine is out. On the cover is the striking “Kindred Spirits” sculpture, nine stainless steel eagle feathers nearly 23 feet tall.

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MyHeritage census records free this week

Do you have ancestors you can’t find in a particular census? Sometimes it’s helpful to query a different source.

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Exclusive new Findmypast marriages

Findmypast adds new record sets every Friday. Among this week’s launch were 4.3 million California and Nevada marriage records, which according to Findmypast are exclusive to their site and have never been available online before.

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1775 Dublin Directory database launched

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has announced the launch of a new resource on its website, a database index to Wilson’s 1775 Dublin Directory.

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