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Discover your poorest Irish ancestors in new records

fingmypast - Irish poverty relief records

Mary McKee, Findmypast The recently released Irish Poverty Relief Loans, 1821-1874 on Findmypast are a fascinating source for those building their Irish family tree. They record the names of over 600,000 people in rural Ireland, before during and after The Great Famine. Geographically, the records mainly cover the counties on …

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Are there heroes in your family tree?

If you have a heroic ancestor that you’re particularly proud of, there’s a new place to celebrate their life – Findmypast’s Hall of Heroes This online memorial uncovers the remarkable stories of ordinary relatives in our family history as well as war heroes, cultural icons and everyday champions. From unsung …

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Tracing your Irish family history: Newspapers

FindMyPast newspaper rercords

Niall Cullen, Findmypast Unlike today, your Irish ancestors would not have access to news on demand 24/7 from TV, radio and the internet. In fact, the only mass media available for much of their lives would have been newspapers. This makes the publications of the time an incredible resource when …

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