Category Archives: BMD certificates

More Irish births with names not recorded properly

The main reason why I was stuck for so long tracing my Irish ancestry was that, as I finally discovered, my great-grandmother Annie Tate’s birth wasn’t recorded correctly. She was born at the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin in 1879, but … Continue reading

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Making great breakthroughs with Irish ancestry

My Dublin-born great-grandmother’s line was a brick wall for us for many decades. Partly it was because I could never trace a marriage certificate for her, and so had no idea of her father’s name. And then even when I … Continue reading

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A series of death certificates with wrong details

A big advantage of tracing Scottish ancestors over English ones is that Scottish death certificates (started 1855) record the names of the father and mother of the deceased person. In England no parents are recorded on death certificates, and this … Continue reading

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