Latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine

The 2017 Second Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine arrived by email this week. Another fact-filled edition!

Here are a few highlights:

  • The Irish Reproductive Loan Fund – Good background information from Steve Dolan about loan funds made available to the Irish poor. (More specific details can be found at Findmypast under “Poverty Relief Loans 1821-1874.”)
  • History of Irish emigration in the 19th century by Marion McGarry – Includes particularly-interesting segment about discrimination against the Irish in the New World
  • Tracing your Armagh ancestors – Research tips from James G. Ryan
  • How to use the online Registry of Deeds facility – Sean Murphy provides advice on how to navigate the huge online listings that FamilySearch has begun to upload. (Keep in mind that only wealthier families owned property; rarely will one find tenant farmers or laborers in these records.)
  • Using Y-DNA to research surnames – In addition to describing why DNA is valuable to genealogy research, Dr. Maurice Gleeson tells how a Surname or DNA Switch (SDS) can occur.
  • An eclectic mix of new resources described by Claire Santry, who always keeps on tops of developments in Irish genealogy.

Don’t miss this issue! Get it here:—Summer-2017/171. (At a minimum, download the free sample.)


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