Tag Archives: Irish ancestry

Are You Interested In Getting Your DNA Tested? Make Sure You Are Ready For The Results!

The Washington Post has published a great article entitled  “She thought she was Irish — until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery” by Libby Copeland.  I have not really thought much about testing my DNA.  My family tracks back to Ireland, as a distant cousin discovered a few years ago.  The history of my […]

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Irish Records Available For Free Until March 19th at Ancestry.com.

Always wanted to look up your Irish roots but never had time or the money to join a genealogy site?  Well this week is your chance to search the irish records for free.  Click on the logo below to go to the Ancestry.com site and start your search today.  There is a video guide of […]

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Ireland Reaching Out Video Shows American Locating Family Land For The First Time.

In summer of 2015, Ireland Reaching Out helped Paper Buck, who had traveled from the USA, to locate the homestead of his ancestors in County Clare. John Creedon and his team from RTÉ were there to film the moment when Paper stood on his ancestors’ land for the first time. Source:  Ireland Reaching Out on […]

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Researching Your Irish Heritage? Check Out This Interesting Site!

Ireland Reaching Out is an organization that is helping people from around the globe find their Irish ancestors.  You can check out this video for more information.  They have thousands of volunteers willing to help you find the locations from your family’s past.  Enjoy!! Source:  Ireland Reaching Out on YouTube TheIrishInAllOfUs.com Greetings from IrishOak and […]

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Find My Past.com Has Irish Records Digitized And Free This Week Only!!

From March 1st to the 7th FindMyPast.com is opening the record books for free to search a digitized version of Irish records.  It would have taken a trip to Ireland 25 years ago, but now you can search for free this week.  Enjoy!! Click on the picture above to get searching for your past!  If […]

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The Claddagh Ring, Love , Loyalty, and Friendship! Sterling Silver Only $1.99!

The Claddagh ring has a heart for love, clasped hands for friendship, and a crown for loyalty.  The rings were originally produced in Galway starting in the 1700’s.  There are a few legends as to who actually made the first ring, but one of the oldest surviving rings has the mark of goldsmith Richard Joyce […]

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Irish Family History Foundation, A Great Place To Start Your Ancestor Search.

There are so many Irish descendants living all over the world, that it is no surprise that we are curious to where our relatives originated. Here is a source online that has wonderful suggestions and advice on where to look and how to get started. Enjoy! Click on the logo to go to the home […]

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“When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” Sung By The Longest Living Irish Person In History! 113 Years Young

  Here is a touching video of Kathleen Hayes Rollins Snavely who made history on March 25, 2015 becoming the longest living person ever born on the island of Ireland.  She was born in County Claire on February 16, 1902.  She immigrated at the age of 19 to Syracuse, New York.  You can click on […]

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Want to see where your ancestors lived in 1890’s Ireland? Check out this cool site!

The Irish Times newspaper has a really cool site that will show you where people with your surname lived in Ireland in 1890.  It also shows you some information about derivations of your surname.  Below find a link to the site and a screen shot of my map with results from my search.  Have fun […]

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Places To Visit In Ireland: Ring Of Kerry

  For many people around the world, the Ring of Kerry drive encapsulates their image of Ireland: ancient monuments, romantic castles, spectacular gardens and colorful towns and villages. The stunning scenery, dramatic coastline, charming locales and ancient archaeological treasures have been featured in postcards, film, poetry and song. Here, the idealized view of Ireland as […]

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