Unusual names: a blessing and a curse

The Irish Family History Centre newsletter arrives regularly by email.


Irish Family History Centre newsletter

Do you receive the Irish Family History Centre (IFHC) newsletter? The biweekly newsletter drops into your email-box every other Saturday morning, always containing something delicious to read with a cup of coffee or tea.


Written records can be wrong

The latest Irish Family History Centre’s newsletter contained an article that made me stop and think.

The dark side

It’s comforting to read about professionals who encounter the same research challenges as I do. A big one is mis-spelling of names in census records.

Google Maps can help

All Irish family historians encounter townland mysteries at some point in their research.

A posting by Laura Carroll of the Irish Family History Centre provides a potentially valuable approach when you get stuck: www.irishfamilyhistorycentre.com/article/google-maps-helps-solve-a-19th-century-placenames-mystery.

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.


The Palatines in Ireland

I subscribe to the free, weekly Irish Family History Centre newsletter and always find items of interest. One of the stories in this week’s newsletter is about a New Zealand couple who married in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1884.


Researching Uncle Sam

First, a news flash: Eneclann has been rebranded to the Irish Family History Centre. In addition to being part of the new EPIC Ireland, they continue to have an online presence and a weekly newsletter. This week’s newsletter includes a link to a podcast by Joe Buggy.


Irish Family History Centre opens May 7

Going to Dublin soon? Here’s an attraction to add to your “must-see-and-do” list.