We take a look at two examples of the good and the bad of Irish convicts who were sent Down Under.
findmypast12th November 2012
A quick look at some really interesting statistics on the Irish in Britain up to 1914.
Our own Aoife O’Connor, editor of Small Lives – Photographs of Irish Childhood 1860-1970, talks about two of the fascinating stories which emerged from the book during her research.
Oscar Wilde featured in our newest record set Byrne’s Irish Times Abstracts 1859-1901.
Here’s what you can expect from the findmypast team at this year’s Back to Our Past.
We explore some of our records featuring the Guinness family for Arthur’s Day.
Some resources for researching the 1798 Rebellion
This August we’ll be packing our bags for Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Irish Fest 2012.
In this first post in a new series we explore a rare and unusual ‘offline’ source for seventeenth and eighteenth century prisoners in the galley ships of France during the reign of Louis XIV.
In this month’s Eneclann expert post Fiona looks at genetic genealogy. DNA: Here’s Y. My first introduction to genetic-genealogy was in 2009, when Eneclann was recruited to work on a new television series presented by Professor Henry Louis Gates – Faces of America. The relationship was a happy one, and we subsequently provided research for […]
This week Fiona Fitzsimons takes a look at the Petty Sessions orders books, available exclusively on findmypast.ie, and explains their immense value as a source of genealogical information for those tracing their Irish family history.
The Irish connection to Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), pioneer of radio communication and inventor of the first practical system of wireless telegraphy.