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Category: News - Year: 2018


Published on 7/20/2018

FindMyPast is a British company with an Irish website which holds more Irish records than any other website.  Living DNA is also...Continue Reading

Launch of DNA Website to Aid Family Historians

Published on 7/3/2018

Blaine Bettinger has launched a website to aid interpretation of DNA results.  This will include webinars and courses and also educational material.  There is a...Continue Reading

UCC Launching the Great Famine Online

Published on 5/13/2018

University College Cork (UCC) hosted the National Famine Commemoration on the 12 May 2018 attended by President Higgins and hosted by An Tánaiste and Minister...Continue Reading

MyHeritage Offering DNA Kits to Adoptees

Published on 4/16/2018

MyHeritage has launched a new pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing. MyHeritage are providing 15,000 MyHeritage DNA...Continue Reading

Representative Church Body Library (RCBL) New Guidelines

Published on 4/10/2018

The RCBL has issued new guidelines for copying and transcribing Church of Ireland parish records and headstone inscriptions.  Please refer to their guidelines ...Continue Reading

National Library of Ireland (NLI) Opening Hours and Services Update

Published on 4/10/2018

Duty Librarian can be contacted at and the Duty Archivist on , Tuesday–Friday, from 9.30-5pm. Opening Hours The Main and Manuscripts...Continue Reading

Indexes to the Townlands and Parishes of Ireland 1851 to 1911

Published on 3/31/2018

FindMyPast have put up indexes of townlands and parishes in Ireland from 1851 to 1911. In addition to townlands and parishes, details of baronies and...Continue Reading

An online photographic archive released by Ancestry

Published on 3/28/2018

A series of digitally restored photographs of Ireland from the late 1800s to the 1950s has been released online by Ancestry as part of the...Continue Reading

Great Irish Famine Voices Roadshow Touring the US and Canada

Published on 3/28/2018

This Roadshow brings together Irish emigrants, their descendants and members of their communities to share family memories and stories of coming from Ireland to North...Continue Reading

The Irish Folklore Collection at UCD has been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register as a cultural artefact of world-wide importance.

Published on 3/9/2018

Council Chamber, City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 on Tuesday 13 March 2018, 13.00-14.00 The celebration will include three short talks: 1.10​ Welcome from Ardmhéara Micheál Mac Donncha 1.20...Continue Reading

New Databases on FindMyPast

Published on 3/9/2018

FindMyPast have added new databases for Civil Registers Indexes for births and marriages which link to birth and marriage records on ...Continue Reading

Death of Margaret Loftus

Published on 3/4/2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our Committee Member, Margaret Loftus....Continue Reading

Facebook Group for Members

Published on 3/1/2018

The Society has started a closed group for members only.  Our old Facebook page will remain open for the time being but nothing will be...Continue Reading

Dr Kathleen Lynn

Published on 3/1/2018

There is a campaign to name the future National Children’s Hospital after Dr Kathleen Lynn. For details see: Reading

Beyond 2022

Published on 3/1/2018

A digital reconstruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland building and its collections has been launched as part of the Centenary commemorations.  The building...Continue Reading