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Description of Roebuck from F.E. Ball’s ‘History of Dublin’

Description and history of the townland of Roebuck from the entry for the Parish of Taney in “A History of the County of Dublin” Part 2 by Francis Elrington Ball, published 1903. (part of a test of new scanning system) … Continue reading

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Extracts from Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1810 – Rathdown

Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Nicholas Carlisle, published 1810 BOOTER’S-TOWN, in the Barony of Half Rathdown, Co. of DUBLIN, and Province of Leinster. It is 3 1/4 m. S. E. from Dublin. It is a pleasant village, situate on the … Continue reading

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Image Browse & Search Tools

(updated January 2020) Use the Census Image browse tool to locate certain missing pages for the 1901 and 1911 census on the NAI website.  See the article for notes on how to use the tool, includes a link to John Grenham’s … Continue reading

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GSI Notes

(includes links to topics not included in talk – from  *) External Links : Townlands & Locations Place Name Database (logainm.ie) Place Names NI Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland 1861 Townland Index, 1871 Townland Index FindMyPast Townland Index books … Continue reading

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Using the GRO Image Browse Tool – Example

following on from the article detailing the Browse GRO BMD Image tool I’ve included an example below on how to use the indexes on FamilySearch / FindMyPast in combination with the GRO Image Browse tool to locate correct images for … Continue reading

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