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Tuesday's Tips: A secret stash of Irish Roman Catholic parish registers?
St. Patrick's Church, Ringsend, Dublin, established 1858. One of several Dublin City churches whose parish registers are not online. The launch on 8 July of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers website no doubt delighted many th...
St. Patrick's Church, Ringsend, Dublin, established 1858. One of several Dublin City churches whose parish registers are not online. The launch on 8 July of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers w...
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You’re welcome, Jennifer… very helpful advice… I would like to share your blog link to my Irish groups… You’ve explained it every well. We often hear that 'Irish records were all lost in the fire’ and no matter how many times we try to explain, it doesn’t seem to be absorbed.
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Wordless Wednesday, almost: Short trousers, pinafores and Pupils: School Days
Lately on this blog, there has been a running theme focussed on schools and school children — 'Within these walls: School Days' & 'The Promise in a Photograph'. Given that it is mid-July, boys and girls in Ireland are not yet thinking about their return to ...
Lately on this blog, there has been a running theme focussed on schools and school children — 'Within these walls: School Days' & 'The Promise in a Photograph'. Given that it is mid-July, boys and girls in Ireland are not yet...
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Please watch and then share this video. Emma Murphy is a extraordinarily brave young mum who needs worldwide support.
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Yep. The 'love of your life' is not someone who beats you and calls you crazy.
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Previously unseen image discovered in personal effects of painter Alexander Williams
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Countdown to 8 July: Palaeography & the art of reading the illegible
An ideal find: Donabate Parish Register April 1764, Donabate, County Dublin. Given that Wednesday 8 July — the official launch day for the National Library of Ireland's Parish Registers website — is almost upon us, today I am revisiting a post from 2013 wit...
An ideal find: Donabate Parish Register April 1764, Donabate, County Dublin.Given that Wednesday 8 July — the official launch day for the National Library of Ireland's Parish Registers website — is almost upon us, today I am ...
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Mike & Mary Ever After: 2 August 1954
Today, on what would have been their 61st wedding anniversary, I fondly review images from their wedding as I remember our mother and father, Mike and Mary, lovebirds for all time. You are both much missed and remembered with love and laughter. On her fathe...
Today, on what would have been their 61st wedding anniversary, I fondly review images from their wedding as I remember our mother and father, Mike and Mary, lovebirds for all time. You are both much missed and remembered with...
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Tuesday's Tip: The NLI Parish Registers & IFHF: Working in tandem
The National Library of Ireland, Dublin City, County Dublin. ©irisheyesjgg. No doubt the launch of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers website has elicited reactions running the gamut from joy to despair for researchers mining ...
The National Library of Ireland, Dublin City, County Dublin. ©irisheyesjgg. No doubt the launch of the National Library of Ireland's Roman Catholic Parish Registers website has elicited reactions running the gamut from joy t...
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Sepia Saturday #287: The Promise in a Photograph
For this week's Sepia Saturday I am posting a single class photograph. It is an image important both to the history of my family and to the history of Ireland. In many ways the image speaks to the position of privilege we have in the present, as we cast our...
For this week's Sepia Saturday I am posting a single class photograph. It is an image important both to the history of my family and to the history of Ireland. In many ways the image speaks to the position of privilege we hav...
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An Irishman’s Diary about the liberation of sweet shops in 1916
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An ideal find: Donabate Parish Register April 1764, Donabate, County Dublin.Given that Wednesday 8 July — the official launch day for the National Library of Ireland's Parish Registers website — is almost upon us, today I am ...
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Countdown to 8 July: Palaeography & the art of reading the illegible
An ideal find: Donabate Parish Register April 1764, Donabate, County Dublin. Given that Wednesday 8 July — the official launch day for the National Library of Ireland's Parish Registers website — is almost upon us, today I am revisiting a post from 2013 wit...
An ideal find: Donabate Parish Register April 1764, Donabate, County Dublin. Given that Wednesday 8 July — the official launch day for the National Library of Ireland's Parish Registers website — is almost upon us, today I a...
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Education
  • McMaster University
    B.A. Philosophy, 1986 - 1989
  • McMaster University
    B.A. (Hons.) English Literature, 1994 - 1996
  • University of Guelph
    M.A. Literature & Performance Studies in English, 1997 - 1999
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Writer, Historian (Irish History), Family History blogger, Archive Rat, Graveyard Rabbit
Introduction
My working life is that of a writer and social historian. I hold three university degrees: B.A., B.A. (Hons.), and M.A., and I am engaged in ongoing work in Irish history, with a specialization in early 20th century Irish conflict (The 1916 Easter Rising, World War 1, The Irish War of Independence). Currently, I am working on two distinct history projects, both of which find their origins in the critically important decade of 1913-1923.
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I have been very fortunate to spend a lot of time in Ireland, doing history research, and family history research, visiting family, and travelling around the country. I spend part of every summer, autumn and winter in Ireland. My principal blog, 'On a flesh and bone foundation': An Irish History, was named one of Family Tree Magazine's Top 40 International Blogs 2012.
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Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman, Jennifer Geraghty
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An Irishman’s Diary about the liberation of sweet shops in 1916

Rare 1880s photo captures Achill women breaking stones
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Previously unseen image discovered in personal effects of painter Alexander Williams

Secret police files relating to Easter Rising released
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Dublin Metropolitan Police (DMP) obsessively monitored future rebels

Sonar images of Lusitania emerge ahead of sinking’s centenary
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President Higgins to attend commemoration in Cobh along with US, UK and German officials

Irish Roots - Catherine Murphy for Taoiseach
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Irish Roots: establishment of Ireland as European centre of genealogical...
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Anyone with even the remotest interest in Irish genealogy should read this new report

17 Tips + 1 for Family History/Genealogy Research in Ireland
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New Irish Genealogy Records Released in 2014
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Portraits of the artists as women
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To mark International Women’s Day we’ve created an antidote to the all-male Irish Writers poster of bars and student bedrooms

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Wills of Dickens, Churchill, and Turing made available
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UK makes millions of wills publicly available online

1914 Christmas truce: all quiet on the western front as guns were silenced
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A hundred years ago this week, first World War soldiers called a brief halt to carnage

Will & Grace star Sean Patrick Hayes looks for his Irish roots
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HE IS better known here as Jack McFarland in the popular NBC sitcom 'Will & Grace' but actor Sean Patrick Hayes is a Kerryman and wants to c

The Kerry workhouse girls who became Australian pioneers
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‘They lived in the bush or went to the goldmines’: the Earl Grey scheme saw 4,000 destitute Irish girls, including 117 from Kerry, transport

TIGS transcribes NY burial records with place of origin
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A unique and valuable new resource has resulted from a project managed by Troy Irish Genealogy Society (TIGS): transcriptions of 12,731 reco

Waves of emigration leave a legacy of love and loss behind
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Opinion: ‘The report is a reminder that behind all the emigration statistics over the past 200 years, and despite the modern revolution in t

First World War memorial bedroom to fallen French soldier - Telegraph
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French soldier's bedroom to be preserved 'for 500 years' as reminder of his sacrifice in Great War

Culture Shock: Death by a thousand cuts – the terrible way we treat our ...
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These precious institutions came from a 19th-century optimism about the spread of literacy and enlightenment. Now nobody with any power give

Pro-Cathedral service remembers Irish dead in WW1
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First time that a Catholic commemoration service held in the church since 1972