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How to Find your Ancestors

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About Me


Arthur J. Kavanagh, historian, author and publisher, has written ten books in all. In the Shadow of Mount Leinster The Wexford Gentry 1 The Wexford Gentry 2 Ireland 1798 – the Battles O’Nolan – the History of a People The Tipperary Gentry Vol 1 (with Wm Hayes) The Gentry & Aristocracy of Kilkenny The Gentry…

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Published Name Histories


Many of these titles are available on Kindle too! Click on the Name for More Information Acton Agar Alcock Annesley Armstrong Aylmer Aylmer of Donadea Bagwell Barker Barnewall Barrington Barton of Kildare Barton of Tipperary Barton of Wicklow Bianconi Blacker Bligh Blunden Bolton Boxwell Boyd Boyse Brabazon Braddell Briscoe Bruen Bryan Butler of Maidenhall Butler…

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Free Research Sources


As promised folks here is my list of Free research sources for Irish names. 1911 Census of Ireland  Family Search  Person Page National Library of Ireland  County Council records e.g. Wexford County Library Landed Estates Records National Archives (not online) Landowners in Ireland in 1876 Griffiths Valuation British Parliamentary Papers Landowners of 1 acre and…

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How to Trace your Ancestors


If you are interested in finding out about your ancestry the best place to start is with your own immediate family. Find out all about your mother, father, grandmothers, grandfathers, great grandmothers and great grandfathers. Make a list. Set up a separate page for each person. Find out their details. Like this…… Grandmother’s Name (on…

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