Expert genealogist Megan Smolenyak delves into the tips and techniques for uncovering your Irish ancestry.
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Tips for genealogy
Using the census data
Counties, townlands, parishes, churches and cemeteries
Genealogy is gaining popularity in Ireland
People treat relatives differently
Most common genealogy mistakes
Spellings and considering ALL possible relatives
Skipping generations and exaggerating history
Royals, rebels and rogues
History and science becomes more interesting
US Army’s repatriation projects
Helping coroners and medical examiners
Police, NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) and FBI cases
WARNING: Genealogy is additive
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