Friday, 1 April 2011

Free searches...

And how interesting is this multiple search facility?

Lots of referrals to the usual suspects...

Irish Midlands ancestry

Covers Counties Laois and Offaly...

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Locating Irish Gravestone Inscriptions

Interesting find ... holds cemetery records for various locations in Ireland, including Dublin, Wexford, etc. This site is worth a look!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Griffith's Valuation - Free Searching

Griffith's Valuation is now searchable at no cost via Ask About Ireland. Searches require surname and optionally an ancestor's given name, county, barony, parish, union information.

A must search!

Friday, 19 June 2009

Genealogists Blog Their Family Trees

Blogging has caught on in genealogical circles. Cyndi's List very helpfully provides a section on Genealogy Blogs, including a special genealogy blog finder. Lots of bloggers looking for their Irish roots. A definite must try!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Griffith's names on

Griffith's Valuation of Ireland was originally a listing of properties, landlords, etc. for taxation purposes compiled by Sir Richard Griffith . is now providing online access to approximately 1 million Irish names in the collection, spanning the years of the Irish Famine (1845-1852). An important resource for anyone with ancestors who migrated about that time!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

New research web site connected to gennet

We have a new research web site.


Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Kew is open again for business

KEW is open again.

See for details!

Do You Descend from Niall?

Oxford Ancestors, U. of Oxford have conducted DNA tests on men in Ireland and New York to test for genetic links to the Irish warlord, Niall.

The Niall line -- also Uí Néill or O’Neill -- ruled Ireland between the 7th & 9th centuries.

If your surname is O'Gallacher, Boyle, O'Doherty, O'Connor, Cannon, Vevlin, MCaul, Egan, or O'Reilly, you could be connected to this family!

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

KEW set to open soon

KEW is now the home of genealogical records formerly the charge of the Family Records Centre in London, UK and is set to re-open to the public soon. We hope the reorganization of resources will facilitate genealogical researchers with one-stop shopping for records previously held in both facilities.