One of the inter-active features of the visitor attraction
An Post has opened a new €7 million GPO Witness History visitor attraction for Easter to commemorate the events of 1916. TheRead more
Back to Our Past will now be regularly updating our site with articles on genealogy from the experts. All articles are from participants to our RDS event each October.
Compiled by Christina Hunt
Altruism is the foundation on which today’s world of genealogy is built. Family history societies around the world were creating databases to share information freely before theRead more
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Military collections from WW1 and other major conflicts are available
With billions of records online at Findmypast, researching your family tree may at first seem aRead more
There are many very useful books on Irish genealogical research.
Among these are:
Tracing your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham (Dublin 1992, revised editions 1999, 2006)
Tracing Irish Ancestors by Máire Mac ConghailRead more
The striking, ancient fir trees at Glasnevin, looking towards the award-winning museum
As winners of Tripadvisor’s Traveller’s choice award in 2013, and listed as one of Dublin’s top 3 attractions, GlasnevinRead more
Marion Reynolds explains how her family history inspired her to write her novel A Soldier’s Wife
Like many people, I didn’t delve into my family history until I was past middleRead more