Irish Catholics can trace ancestry back 300 years.

Potato Famine Plaque.

From today, people of Irish Catholic ancestry will be able to trace their origins back 300 years. The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland – close to 400,000 films – has gone live online. The National Library of Ireland has been working to digitize the microfilms for … and Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.

most recent and Updates and Additions to May 22, 2015.

The following are the most recent and Updates and Additions to 25 Jun 2015.   FamilySearch Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 France France, Finistère, Quimper et Léon Diocese, Catholic Parish Records, 1772-1863 Ireland Ireland, Petty Sessions Court Registers, 1828-1912 Italy Italy, Pesaro e …

Catholic parish register microfilms at National Library of Ireland made available.

Parish register

The National Library of Ireland will be making the Catholic parish registers of Ireland available online to the public on July 8, 2015.   The digitization project has taken over three years and will include over 390,000 digital images of the parish records recorded on microfilm reels. The NLI’s Ciara Kerrigan, manager of the digitization …

British Ancestry: a mixture of genetic DNA from other populations.

DNA Map of UK migration.

Genetic signatures have been found among Britons that strongly illustrate their historical roots from various locations of the UK, resulting in a highly detailed and descriptive map of genetic variations. The analysis shows clusters of genetic variation within the late 1800s, when the population was less migratory, and reflects historical waves of migration by a …

The Feast of St. Patrick


The Feast of St. Patrick, or St. Patrick’s Day, as it is popularly known, is a day set aside in ‘celebration’ of his death, every year on 17th of March across with globe.   Image: Copyright: Stuart Monk | The day is a public holiday in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other … and Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015. and Updates and Additions

Following are the recent and Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015. Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Canada Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994 United States California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at …

Irish Genetic Homeland Finder: Ancestry by DNA, place names, surnames.

The Irish Genetic Homeland Finder website is taking advantage of Ireland being the one country that preceded all others in using paternal surnames, by using the surnames as well as DNA and geographical place names in pinpointing direct male ancestry for approximately 1,000 years. This is an interactive site available to anyone who may be …

Transcription – Ship’s Passenger List, ‘Ironsides’ – 1857

Ship's Passenger List with Thomas Blythe and children.

Transcription – Ship’s Passenger List, ‘Ironsides’ – 1857 No.    Name                Age    Sex    Occup.        From        Headed to 205    [???] Langsberg        34    M    Farmer        Germany    United States 206    Maria Langsberg        34    F    Housekeeper    Germany    United States 207    Saml Langsberg        4    M                Germany    United States 208   …