The 1916 Easter Rising – The Aftermath

Posted by Mike Mulligan on May 19, 2016 in Ireland

20th May 1916, exactly 100 years ago today, my great grandparents Edward Mulligan and Bridget Merrins were married in Dublin. It was a typical Irish wedding for the time.  There was one aspect of the wedding that was not typical however. Edward and Bridget were married just weeks after the 1916 Easter Rising. Dublin was in Read More

The Easter Rising – The importance of May 3, 1916

Posted by Mike Mulligan on May 3, 2016 in Collections, Ireland

The Easter Rising is a seminal event in Irish history when a small group of Irish Volunteers rebelled against the might of the British Empire in pursuit of an independent Ireland. It is an event which would have very personal consequences for many Irish families. Last month Ancestry released free forever the Easter Rising Courts Martial collection. Read More

Ancestry Product Update: Media Enhancements

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 21, 2016 in Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland, Site Features, Sweden, United Kingdom, Website

Last week we introduced adding facts and images to events directly from LifeStory, this week, we are introducing better Media experience. Media Upload We have overhauled the media upload experience to make it easier than ever to add photos and stories to your tree. With this update you can choose files from your local drive, Read More

The Ireland that we dreamed of

Posted by Mike Mulligan on March 17, 2016 in Ireland

I first visited America in the 1990s when I went on holiday to Boston to visit my cousins.  Boston is a city I absolutely love and for an Irish person it can feel like a home away from home. During that first visit one of my cousins asked me if we had electricity in my home. Read More

Introducing the Irish Catholic Parish Registers collection

Posted by Mike Mulligan on March 2, 2016 in Collections, Ireland

Ancestry has just launched the Irish Catholic Parish Registers collection containing over 10 million baptism, marriage and death records, covering every diocese in Ireland. For anyone with Irish ancestry, this is an incredibly exciting collection. The parish registers along with the Irish Census (1901/1911), Irish Civil Registers (birth, marriage, death) and land records (Griffith, Tithe Read More

Largest Collection of Irish Catholic Parish Records Launched Online

Posted by Ancestry Team on March 1, 2016 in Australia, Canada, Collections, Ireland, United Kingdom

We are pleased to announce 10 million historic Catholic Parish records from Ireland have been indexed and are now available online. This is the largest collection of its kind available digitally, and means that Ancestry now offers access to more than 55 million Irish records – making it a significant resource for people around the world Read More

History of Crusheen (Inchicronan) Parish

Posted by Bryony Partridge on February 16, 2016 in Collections, Guest Bloggers, Ireland

The below is a guest post from Irish family historian Gerry Kennedy, who lives in Crusheen, Ireland. This post gives some further context and background history on the parish of Crusheen, which may be particularly helpful for those searching the Crusheen Parish Registers 1860 – 2014 on Ancestry.  Origins of the name The name ‘Inchicronan’ is from the Gaelic Read More