New Non-Conformist records at Findmypast

Findmypast has announced the release of a noteworthy set of church records which document the lives of “dissenters” or “non-conformists,” (i.e., Protestants who were not aligned with the Church of England).

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The Ryan Conundrum

Researching the family of my husband’s great-grandmother, Julia Ryan, has been a frustrating challenge. By some modern measures, “Ryan” is the seventh most common Irish surname. This makes tracking Ryan family history difficult, to say the least.

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“Small Sources” from Flyleaf Press

Over the past year, Jim Ryan of Flyleaf Press has been posting small/useful/free lists called “Small Sources.”

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INDEXES TO ESTATE RECORDS

Beginning in 1989, the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) has worked with the Genealogical Office of Ireland in Dublin to research and index Irish estate records located in the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and the National Archives of Ireland (NAI).

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