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Heroes or Villains? How To Trace Your Ancestors...



Have you ever wondered about your ancestors and who they were were? Were they on the right side of history? Maybe you’re curious to find out if your family have dark secrets? 

In this podcast genealogist Martin Costello gives you a step by step guide to tracing your family. Over the episode I follow Martin’s steps and trace my ancestors back to the Great Hunger. Along the way I found out a few secrets my great grandparents would prefer had remained in the 19th century!


These are the resources Martin mentions

1901 and 1911 census census.nationalarchives.ie/ 

Irish civil records Irishgenealogy.ie 

Catholic Church Parish records https://registers.nli.ie/ 

Church of the Latter Day Saints transcription of Irish Parish Records www.familysearch.org 

British Newspaper Archives (contains numerous Irish publications) https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk  

Irish Newspaper Archive https://www.irishnewsarchive.com 

Ancestry Websites. Findmypast.co.uk & Ancestry.co.uk




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