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10 Oct, 2019

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians.

In this welcome updated 2nd addition Chris Paton has managed to guide the reader through the wealth of Irish records that are available online. Chris begins the journey with what he calls ‘The Genealogical Landscape’ which is an overview of all the available resources, details of what can be found there and the website address. […]

DNA for adoptees
1 Jun, 2019

A DNA Guide for Adoptees

How to use genealogy and genetics to uncover your roots, connect with your biological family, and better understand your medical history. If you are an adoptee, there’s likely missing information about your past and you hope to change that. You may have already started down the path of DNA testing, or it may be entirely […]

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots
2 Apr, 2019

19th Century Insanity

Lunatics, imbeciles, idiots and cretins – terms which in today’s society are only used as derogatory and insulting forms of verbal abuse were commonly used as medical definitions to label people with mental health disorders in nineteenth century Britain and Ireland. For those of us who are used to researching our ancestors, some of these […]

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