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.

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