Grenham on Irish surnames

I look forward to Mondays (now that I’m retired…) because that’s when John Grenham’s weekly “Irish Roots” column appears in The Irish Times. The past several Mondays found Grenham contemplating Irish surnames, a favorite topic for all Irish family history researchers.

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Unusual Irish surnames

John Grenham’s ‘Irish Ancestors’ website just keeps getting better! The latest enhancement was reported yesterday in Claire Santry’s blog.

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Surname Search on Irish Ancestors

John Grenham created – and continues to enhance – the excellent “Irish Ancestors” genealogy package on the Irish Times website. Grenham also writes a weekly blog which is a Monday highlight for me.

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Irish Place Names

Have you ever felt confused about the relationship between Irish place name, civil parish, poor law union, and barony? The interactive maps found on John Grenham’s Irish Ancestors website are extremely helpful.

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