How to Start your Family Tree

Seamus-smyth family tree research

If you are just starting to compile your family tree but don’t know where to start, well here are some tips and basic guides to get you started on this … Read More


Smyth Family c1924

Before you begin searching for your ancestors in Ireland, be sure to exhaust ALL avenues of research in their adopted country of residence i.e. US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK … Read More

Emmigration in the 19th Century


Having just visited the Titanic Quarter in Belfast at the weekend, it prompted me to write this blog on emmigration from Ireland, particularly in the 19th century.   I think … Read More

Civil Registration in Ireland

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Civil Registration commenced in Ireland in 1864, at which stage people were obliged to register a birth, marriage or death.  These records can be vital in genealogy research, and can … Read More