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Celebrate International Women's Day with findmypast

To celebrate International Women’s Day, at 3pm GMT on Sunday 8th March, Findmypast will be hosting a webinar on searching for women in their historical records. As, historically, women’s names changed or were not recorded, finding female ancestors can be tricky. This webinar will help users trace maternal lines and …

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Walt Disney’s Irish Roots

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The surname “Disney” doesn’t sound very Irish. It derives from the Normandy French name D’Isigny, which is probably why Walt Disney’s Irish family history can be easily overlooked. Records on Findmypast, including the exclusive Landed Estates Court Rentals 1850-1885 reveal a little more about cartoon mogul’s past. …

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Discovering Irish Patriots in prison records

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The Irish Prison Registers 1790-1924 on Findmypast are an excellent source for tracing your Irish family history and provide a wealth of information about the prisoner including their name, address, place of birth, occupation, religion, education, age and even physical descriptions. The records have also become a …

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Discover your 1798 Rebellion ancestors

Niall Cullen, Findmypast The 1798 Irish Rebellion is famous for being a key early revolt against British rule in Ireland and involved well-known figures like Theobald Wolfe Tone and Henry Joy McCracken. The rebellion lasted 5 months and affected most of the country with crucial battles fought locally in the …

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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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