In the latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine, genealogist Elaine Hannon provided “7 Unusual Ways to Trace Your Irish Ancestors”:
1) Did your ancestor have a dog?
Dog licenses at findmypast
2) What was your ancestor like as a child in school?
National Archives school registers and rollbooks (also available through findmypast)
3) Was your ancestor one of the school children who wrote a story about folklore and local tradition between 1937 and 1939?
4) Did you ancestor make a will?
5) Did you visit the county library where your ancestor lived?
Many sources available if you visit in person
6) Was your ancestor’s name reported in a local newspaper?
7) Did your ancestor own property/land?
Registry of Deeds, Years 1708-1929 at Family Search
More details about these seven sources plus many other articles of interest in the Spring Issue of Irish Roots Magazine (subscription required): www.irishrootsmedia.com/