DNA in Irish Research: The Missing Piece

Posted by jutley on March 15, 2019 in AncestryDNA, Holidays, Ireland

Looking for your Irish ancestors can be like trying to put together a puzzle with only half the pieces. Many Irish records have been lost or destroyed, and oftentimes Irish ancestors who came to America left too few clues about where they came from. Fortunately, DNA can now provide much-needed puzzle pieces that can help Read More

Ireland, Italy, or Germany? Oh, My!

Posted by Crista Cowan on May 9, 2018 in Heritage Travel, ProGenealogists

Put 28 people that all have Irish ancestors on a bus with a driver from Limerick.  Add three professional genealogists and a tour guide from Belfast.  Then, spend ten days touring Ireland.  That’s what I did for a week and a half in April. Ancestry ProGenealogists has partnered with Go Ahead Tours for Heritage Travel Read More

Timeless: A Trip That Took JFK 115 Years to Make

Posted by Crista Cowan on April 15, 2018 in Entertainment, Research

Right this minute, I’m in Ireland on an Ancestry ProGenealogists Heritage Tour, sitting in the Harbor Hotel overlooking Galway Bay.  I’ve spent the last week and a half making a clockwise tour of the island.  And, it seems that every time we come around another corner someone reminds us about the time in June 1963 Read More

You’ve Never Seen Ireland Like This Before!

Posted by Ancestry Team on April 18, 2017 in Website

Forget the bored tour guide with the memorized lines, and leave those dog-eared guidebooks behind! Are you ready for an epic tour through Ireland with an expert who can answer specific questions about your ancestors and the lives they led? For 11 days in late October, about 25 lucky travelers will have the opportunity to Read More

Wanted! Criminals and reward systems revealed in new Irish Police Gazette records

Posted by Kristen Hyde on August 22, 2016 in Collections, Ireland, Website

Our new Irish Police Gazette records from 1863-1893 give fascinating insight into the crimes, wanted criminals, reward systems and missing persons in Ireland during the Victorian era. The Ireland, Police Gazettes, 1861-1893 records are extracted from ‘Hue and Cry’, the official publication of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) which operated in Ireland from 1814-1922. ‘Hue Read More

What Do a Heritage Site, a Pub and a Church Have in Common? All Stops on Joe Biden’s Ireland Tour.

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 25, 2016 in Entertainment, Ireland

The Vice President’s second-to-last day in Ireland was full of long drives through Ireland’s beautiful rolling green countryside of County Meath and County Louth. He and his family began the day with a tour of Newgrange, a prehistoric world heritage site built between 3000 and 2500 B.C., which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Read More

Biden’s Shoe and Music Making Ancestors

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 24, 2016 in Entertainment, Ireland, Research

Joe Biden’s 2nd great-grandfather, Owen Finnegan, was a shoemaker who married Jane Boyle on 8 December 1839 in Carlingford South, County Louth, Ireland. James Finnegan, Joe’s great-grandfather, was born a year later in County Louth, Ireland and according to his Ireland Catholic Parish Register record on Ancestry, was baptized in Lordship, County Louth, Ireland on 18 December 1840. In Read More

Biden Speaks About Irish-American Connections

Posted by Kristie Wells on June 24, 2016 in Entertainment, Ireland

The Vice President spent the fourth day of his trip in Dublin, addressing the people of Ireland. That begin with remarks to the graduating Class of 2016 in the Trinity College Public Theatre before touring the Trinity College Library with his family. Notably, he had a chance to see some of the original manuscripts of Read More