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Huge DNA breakthrough with Irish part of family tree

I’ve blogged before about the enormous difficulties I had tracing my Irish great granny. She died young, in childbirth, and all her family history died with her at her new home in Leeds, Yorkshire. We could never find a marriage certificate … Continue reading

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An ancestor drowned in a West Yorkshire canal

I knew from family stories that a Yorkshire ancestor had drowned in a canal. A few years ago we traced more details in local newspapers, which I’ll reproduce below in full: Ossett Observer, 1903 May 30 A Canal Workman Drowned … Continue reading

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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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Finding more prison references to Dublin great-great granny

Thanks to breaking through the Irish brickwall in my family tree this summer I know that my Irish great-great granny was Mary Fegan who married John Tate in 1877. Thanks to the Dublin prison registers at findmypast.ie I also know … Continue reading

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Finding lots of criminals in the Irish side of the family

I’ve been making great headway with my Irish great-grandmother’s ancestry. But I didn’t expect them to be criminals. However I’ve just got access to findmypast.ie, which includes Dublin prison registers. And there are an awful lot of references to my … 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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Might have broken through brick wall with Irish ancestor

My great-granny Annie Tate (circa 1879-1913) was born in Ireland according to the 1901 Yorkshire census, and Dublin according to the 1911 census. I’ve never been able to trace a marriage for her, which probably took place in Yorkshire or … Continue reading

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