Author Archives: Laura Carroll

News Digest

  Export bar placed on John Logie Baird archive in effort to keep it in UK http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/john-logie-baird-tv-archive-export-bar-keep-it-in-uk?CMP=share_btn_link New workhouse records reveal rural Ireland’s harsh past. http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/New-workhouse-records-reveal-rural-Irelands-harsh-past.html Findmypast launch 1.9 Million Historic Crime And Punishment Records Online Spanning Over 150 Years. … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the Week

An important step to selecting the correct record. With online searching now the order of the day, often records are chosen at random and you are left wondering well, have I selected the correct record.? So, for example, based on … Continue reading

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Ancestral Connections: Names, Places and Spaces

Irish Genealogy Summer School, University College Cork, June 28- July 5, 2015 Ancestral Connections, is the brain-child of the redoubtable Lorna Moloney. As anyone who has ever met Lorna will agree, she has enough positive energy to power the national … Continue reading

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National Library of Ireland, Summer Talks 2015

Coming soon to the National Library of Ireland, the 2015 Summer Talks series. Simply the best of Irish cultural, family and social history. Our line-up of speakers this summer includes: Gianpiero Cavallieri on the genetics of the Irish population Bruce … Continue reading

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News Digest

‘Goil, we Irish’s everywhere in dis cidy’, a historian’s account of uncovering the history of Irish emigrants in one of the last American cities you would expect: The Big Easy. This article charters their rise from penniless migrants searching for … Continue reading

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British Institute, Salt Lake City, UTAH, 21-25 Sept. An interview with Fiona Fitzsimons

“I would say that the single most common error I see among genealogists, is that they don’t question the bias of their sources.  Many people invest so much in tracking down a relevant document, that once they find it, they … Continue reading

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Polemical corner

How should we steer the future development of Genealogy/ Family History as an expert discipline? The Genealogical Society of Ireland recently reported on the change of name of one of Ireland’s genealogical groups.  Under the headline ‘APGI becomes AGI’ they … Continue reading

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Research Tip of the week

Always look for the anomaly Family historians often start to work up a case, with very few documents to work from.  The very first thing you learn as a researcher is to compare all documents, in case one may hold … Continue reading

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Ireland Reaching Out launch new website

Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) is a volunteer-based, non-profit initiative which builds vibrant, lasting links between the global Irish Diaspora and parishes of origin in Ireland. Here are some images from the Launch of their new website www.irelandxo.com at Iveagh House … Continue reading

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George Clooney’s Kilkenny roots revealed

The controversy surrounding the tracing of George Clooney’s roots to the South East of Ireland appears to have been resolved.   Story by Zara King@ZaraKing_UTV A genealogy expert has shown UTV Ireland evidence from land records which prove, beyond reasonable … Continue reading

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