Irish Lives Remembered theme: Women

The Summer 2017 issue of Irish Lives Remembered has been written around the theme of ‘Women’ and is an eclectic mix of articles. As always, Irish Lives Remembered is online and free.

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Five free days of Findmypast

In celebration of St Patrick’s Day 2017, Findmypast is making their entire collection of Irish records free for five days – from today until Friday, March 17 (6:59 pm CDT).

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The Blewitts and the Finnegans

In preparation for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland, Irish Family History Centre experts Fiona Fitzsimons and Helen Moss conducted additional research into his Irish roots.

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Certificate of Irish Heritage

For their birthdays in 2012, our niece and three nephews received “Certificates of Irish Heritage” from us instead of the usual cash gifts. Their ages at the time varied from 27 to 34, but I’m not sure they were old enough to appreciate their presents fully. Someday in the future, perhaps.

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Genealogy Rockstar Gold Medals

The genealogy community has voted, and the medals have been awarded.

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More About Irish Estate Records

Most of our Irish ancestors were tenant farmers, leasing plots directly from the landowner or sub-leasing from another Irishman. Land records are a good source for family history information, even if our ancestors didn’t own real property in Ireland.

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