Return to the Causeway

Do you have ancestors from Antrim or Derry? Thinking about a trip to Ireland?

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Ordnance Survey Memoirs – Buy here

In 1830 the Ordnance Survey started the task of mapping the entire country of Ireland at a scale of six inches to one mile. Notes taken during the survey were called “Memoirs,” coming from the abbreviation of the word “Aide-Memoire,” an 18th century term for topographical descriptions accompanying maps.

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Audrey’s picks for research sites

We encourage our blog readers to submit research tips, stories, or ideas for articles. Today, IGSI president/volunteer researcher Audrey Leonard has shared recommendations for websites she’s found valuable in completing research requests.

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Pluses and Minuses at Rootsireland.ie

You may have read about the fee schedule change for research on Rootsireland.ie, the website of the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF). I have not used the site myself, but I understand there is now a charge to view the IFHF indexes on Rootsireland.ie – and that’s before an additional charge to see a transcription […]

My McKlveen Connection

My third-great-grandmother, Elizabeth (McKlveen) Stahl, was born in Ireland in about 1792. I’ve done almost no research on the McKlveens. Early on, I was lucky to find another descendant, Janet Kirchner Warter, who has unselfishly shared her extensive research and documentation.

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