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I keep talking about the importance of knowing and checking variants of a surname. Sometimes there can be problems due to simple misspellings or not remembering  some small details correctly. This was a common problem when applicants of the Old … Continue reading

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Doherty I laid down the challenge to guess what the next name I examined would be and no-one guessed – so here it is. The 2nd most recurring name on www.ireland-genealogy.com is DOHERTY or ÓDochartaigh in Irish. A very small … Continue reading

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It is generally accepted that the most common surname in Ireland is Murphy, but that isn’t necessarily the case. On www.ireland-genealogy.com, the name that appears the most is Kelly – so I have decided to give you a little information … Continue reading

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I came across this only this morning. I only live 30 minutes away from NUI Maynooth so I’ll be there next week to see this this exciting historical document and to check my family names! http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/Individual-Gathering.aspx?eid=2709#.USs5ZaXOt8H

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This is a fantastic free resource for free eBooks to help our Irish Family History research! The author lists over 500 free books, including a selection of educational books from PRONI. Visit http://freeirishgenebooks.blogspot.co.uk/ for more details!

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I was recently looking through the web for some more information to send out to our subscribers, and I found this delightful blog / essay by renowned Irish Genealogist, John Grenham – http://www.gov.ie/en/essays/genealogy.html It is of great worth to anyone … Continue reading

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