Using other databases to supplement NLI

A recent message from the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) provides time-saving tips about querying Rootsireland and/or Ancestryireland before searching the new online records at the National Library of Ireland (NLI). Here’s the UHF text:

With new resources now available for researching Irish ancestors, using the Foundation’s own databases can help you make the best use […]

Countdown to July 8

Your calendars are probably marked for this auspicious date, but here’s a reminder about what’s scheduled for tomorrow, July 8, 2015.

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Irish Newspapers

I’ve found U.S. newspapers to be really valuable in filling blanks and adding context to my family history research. However I’ve rarely looked at Irish newspapers, and I must change my ways.

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NLI’s Catholic Parish Records to be Online (and FREE)

Rarely do I post more than one blog in a day but this news is too splendid to wait for tomorrow: the National Library of Ireland (NLI) plans to make its pre-1880 Roman Catholic parish registers available online.

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Caring for Family Papers

Imagine you’ve discovered old family documents like a marriage certificate, letter, photograph or family Bible. You are understandably proud and want to display this piece of history in your home. How do you do so without damaging it?

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GRO to go online; County Down records; NLI summer programs

I’ve been away from home — and away from a computer — more than half the days in May. Consequently the blog has been neglected. Here are several “catch-up” items of interest, in case you missed the news elsewhere:

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“Sources” at the National Library of Ireland

IGSI is in good company with its new blog. Last month, the National Library of Ireland (NLI) launched a fascinating blog: http://www.nli.ie/blog/.

Reading the NLI blog led me to look at their digital library, and specifically at the “Sources” digital directory: http://sources.nli.ie/. Over 180,000 Irish manuscripts and periodicals are catalogued there.

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