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Tracing your Irish Ancestors: A Three-step Guide

Tracing your Irish Ancestors: A Three-step Guide

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Hi Patricia,

Staying in Athlone and Galway will give you the perfect bases for visiting the surrounding areas including Counties Mayo and Roscommon!

Killarney is another super area with the Killarney National Park offering plenty of things to see and do with a tour around the Ring of Kerry or Beara Peninsula also popular choices. How long will you have in Killarney?

From a weather perspective, July/August is our summer going into autumn when are temperatures are our highest, at 68° F. We always recommend layers as we often get four seasons in one day, please have a look at our article on our weather for some more details.

I hope this helps with your itinerary plans and also your packing needs!

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Posted Mon 3 Jun 2019 9:00 AM
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Hi Greg,

We can't wait to welcome you all to the island of Ireland and look forward to hearing about your time with us and maybe see a photo or two of your visit!

Regards,

Martin
Posted Mon 3 Jun 2019 9:18 AM
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Martin

Thank you for all the helpful advice. I believe I will be in Killarney 2 days as well.

Patricia
Posted Mon 3 Jun 2019 12:56 PM
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Hi Patricia, 

It's great to see that you'll be spending some time in Killarney! :) Our members would gladly provide you with even more tips and suggestions, so feel free to start a new thread if you're in need of more travel ideas. 

Warm regards,

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Melin

Great how do I do that as I just piggy backed off a different thread.

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Hi Patricia,

If you go right to the top of the page you are on right now, you'll see a little banner block with "Community", just to the left and slightly higher than the search bar.
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If you click on that you will be taken to the community's main page. From there you can click through to the section where you would like to create a new post.

Once there, all you have to do is click on "Create New Topic" which is on the right hand side just above the already post topics.
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Great News!

As of today more Irish civil birth, marriage and death records can be searched and viewed online at IrishGenealogy.ie website. Actual register images are now available for Births 1864-1918, Marriages 1864-1943 and Deaths 1878-1968. Further register images of Marriages 1845-1863 and Deaths 1864-1877 still to follow (no date confirmed).

This database of civil records covers the entire island of Ireland up to and including 1921. From 1922, it does not hold records registered in the six counties of Northern Ireland. 


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Hi Shirley here from Australia, I am arriving in Dublin on the 11th July 2019. Was interested in finding out exactly where my greatx3 granddad and grandmother actual lived. Grandad was Michael  McCarthy from Tipparary. And grandmother was Margaret Darcy from Westmeath. They had 2 sons, that I know off, who came to Australia - arriving on the 23rd of December 1857 at the age of 20. Great great granddad James met his wife after arriving from Ireland. Her name is Christina McAllister, who was from Ballycastle Co Antrim. The other brother was Micheal  McCarthy.
I am staying at the Clayton Hotel Dublin for 5 days, then going up to stay at Holiday Inn Belfast for 5 days.
I am hoping to hear from you.  

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Hi Shirley, 

It's great that you'll be here so soon to research your Irish roots! :) 

In this case I recommend reaching out to the genealogy centre in the county that your ancestors were born in, if they were born before 1864. The reason for this is that before 1864 all records were kept in the form of church and parish records, and all of the remaining records have been sorted into county based genealogical centres

Since you'll be in Belfast, I also recommend a visit to the Ulster Historical Foundation, since they will hopefully have more information about your ancestors from County Antrim. 

Please feel free to start you own thread as well, so our members and experts can easily reply to your questions. Cornelia explains how to do this just a few messages back in this thread. :)

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Hi Shirley

The first thing I would recommend is a visit to the National Archives on Bishop Street, Dublin and seek free advice from their Genealogy Advisory Service which is operated by professional genealogists; Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5pm. Further details at http://www.nationalarchives.ie/genealogy/free-genealogy-advisory-service/

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