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

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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 | Dreamstime.com The day is a public holiday in Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and some other …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015.   FamilySearch.org 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   …

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 4 Sep 2014

The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions up to September 4, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Brazil Brazil, Bahia, Passenger Lists, 1855-1961 Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada New Brunswick, County Registers of Births, ca. 1812-1919 India India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013 Italy Italy, Venezia, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1817 Nicaragua Nicaragua, Civil Registration, …