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Meghan Markle can trace her family tree back to Ireland

Prince Harry’s girlfriend can trace her family tree back to Ireland. Photo copyright Genevieve CC2

The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has Irish roots, and one of her relatives worked in Windsor Castle as part of the household staff. The media has had an up-and-down relationship with Californian-born Markle ever since she and Prince Harry announced they had been dating in late 2016.

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Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree

FREE online course in genealogy

Online education company Future Learn is offering people the chance to learn how to begin searching their family tree with fantastic free course. The course is available to people from anywhere in the world and can be done completely online, with interactive studies, forums and exercises.

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Advanced DNA testing technique could identify hundreds of the Tuam babies

Advanced DNA testing technique could identify hundreds of the Tuam babies

An advanced new technique of testing and matching DNA could open up the possibility of identifying hundreds of the babies buried in mass grave at Tuam Mother and Baby Home. The technique is far wider reaching than current forensic DNA testing, meaning the chances of finding out the identities of …

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Superstar Justin Bieber claims to be 60% Irish

Justin Bieber

Canadian superstar Justin Bieber has claimed to be ‘60% Irish’ in a recent social media post. It comes after the 25-year-old’s father Jeremy was pictured alongside Irish UFC star Conor McGregor with a bottle of the fighter’s Proper No. Twelve whiskey. The ‘Love Yourself’ star posted the photo to Instagram …

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