Category Archives: "Reviews"

10 Jan, 2020

Book Review -Tracing your Ancestors in Lunatic Asylums A Guide for Family Historians by Michelle Higgs

By Linda Hammond This is not a topic I’ve ever researched before so I was looking forward to finding out more.  I wasn’t disappointed! The first chapter explains why family members might find themselves committed to such an institution and, surprisingly, you didn’t have to be mad!  Terms we would now consider derogatory, such as […]

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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. […]