Author Archives: Shane

Thom’s – more than just a ‘Dublin’ Directory…

The first three articles in the series on Thom’s Directories are now available (updated 17th Oct ’19) : Thom’s – more than just a ‘Dublin’ Directory… Part 1 – Introduction and INDEX Part 2 – Foreign and Colonial Directory also … 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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Historic Maps of Ireland available Online (Updated-2019)

  Ordnance Survey Maps Detailed modern and Historic map of Ireland – 6″ Historic and 6″ Historic B&W date from c1837 to abt. 1847, and the Historic 25″ date from the late 1890s to early 1900s, from Ordnance Survey Ireland … Continue reading

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Production of town Gas, from c1920s/1930s Encyclopedia

[click on any of the images to show a larger version] The manufacture of gas is to-day a great industry, and on these pages We show, from drawings made at the South Metropolitan Gas Company’s works in London, how gas is … Continue reading

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Browse GRO Ireland BMD Images

(updated March 2019) Sharing a tool I use to browse images of the Civil Birth, Marriage and Death registers on the IrishGenealogy website. The tool adds a selection of next / previous links to make it easier to move backwards … Continue reading

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