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 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.