“Luck of the Irish” shipwreck off Australia

IrishCentral recently published an engrossing article about an 1835 shipwreck off the coast of Australia. The convict-transport ship was carrying 250 prisoners from Dublin and Cork.


Who Do They Think They Are?

While I enjoy watching genealogy reality shows on TV, I am often annoyed at how easy they make it appear.


New issue of Irish Lives Remembered

I always look forward to reading each new issue of Irish Lives Remembered, and the September-October publication didn’t disappoint.


Irish Lives Remembered

The July/August issue of Irish Lives Remembered is now available and chock-full of engaging articles. As always, it is online and free at http://www.irishlivesremembered.ie/.

Handsome George Clooney is pictured on the cover and his Kilkenny connections detailed inside. The Clooney family left Ireland in about 1854 and settled in Kentucky. Coincidentally (or not), another article […]

Latest Issue of Irish Lives Remembered

The May-June issue of Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-magazine is now available.

Its 74 pages are chock full of articles to grab your attention. Specially featured are County Carlow as well as finding Irish ancestors in New Hampshire and Colonial Western Australia. You’ll want to be sure to read this issue if you have connections […]

Founding a Family on the Far Side of the World

The hand-written diary of Patrick MacMahon (1831-1910) was transcribed and published in the January 31, 2014 edition of The Clare Champion. He’d written this family history at the age of 70 years, for the benefit of those who “come after me as being the founder of my family in Australia.”