Below are the sources of the items cited by James Ryan of Flyleaf Press during his presentation at Who Do You Think You Are Live, Birmingham, UK on 9th April 2016. The title of the paper was ‘Strange and Unusual … Continue reading

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The following list is of 26 persons who purchased flax seed from the Monteagle estate in the Shanagolden area of county Limerick in 1808. It is from the correspondence of Stephen Edward Rice and the original is in the National … Continue reading

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Below are 4 list of labourers employed on the Vigors Estate at Burgage, near Leighlin Bridge, Co. Carlow in 1793/94. The 111 names are on four separate lists all apparently written by the same farm manager or foreman (based on … Continue reading

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Thanks to all of those who participated in our survey of family history practices. We had 553 responses and a lot of useful information, which we will analyse and use. As promised, we randomly drew 3 winners from the list … Continue reading

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These notes are to support a talk entitled “Irish Catholic Church Records” by Dr Jim Ryan of Flyleaf Press at the ‘ Who Do You Think You Are Live’ show in Birmingham on Sat 18 Apr 2015. Ireland has historically … Continue reading

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Flyleaf Press has published a Third edition of Tracing your Donegal Ancestors by Helen Meehan and Godfrey Duffy. This is a an updated edition of a highly-praised guide which sets out the sources available to the family history researcher with … Continue reading

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This blog first appeared in http://theindepthgenealogist.com/irish-genealogy-radio-show/ The redoubtable Lorna Moloney has been behind several initiatives to promote genealogy in Ireland including the excellent ACE Summer School, of which I wrote earlier (see below for further information). Lorna’s latest undertaking is … Continue reading

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Flyleaf Press has published a ‘Guide to tracing your Kildare Ancestors’ by Karel Kiely, Mario Corrigan & James Durney. All three authors are centrally involved in Kildare genealogy as researchers, archivists and/or authors. The publication is a comprehensive guide to … Continue reading

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This rent roll lists 25 tenants on the Kildare estate of William Tighe in 1825-26. The estate is in the parish of Kilteel, Co. Kildare but no further information is provided on townlands. William Tighe had estates in several counties … Continue reading

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This lists 100+ tenants of the Earl of Listowel in Kerry, together with the property (all appear to be townland names) and the rent due on 29th of September 1755. The high rents suggest that the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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