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Burial register 1868-1896 for St Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork City, now online
Well done to the Cork City & County Archives for creating a new search aid that will be incredibly useful for relatives, historians and genealogists. This is a 118 page “Register of Interments St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Glasheen Road, Cork 25 Feb 1868-14 Jun 1896” available online at http://corkarchives.ie/media/CP-CY-FI-1-web(Surname-Order).pdf . The register is sorted alphabetically by […]
Using YouTube to help with genealogical research
YouTube is a great place to find videos that can teach you how to do practically anything, particularly if you prefer visual learning. To get the best value from this, learn more about how to use YouTube by going to YouTube Help. There are literally millions of videos online so how to keep track of the […]
Filling the gap
All experienced researchers have a list of resources that they go to first when starting a new project. When the information dries up because the primary sources are missing (e.g. a fire that destroyed a set of documents), then a researcher must become creative in carving out a ‘new road’. In Ireland there are many […]
What is History?
History is the study of the past. In order to uncover facts about the past sources must be studied. Historians distinguish between primary and secondary sources. Primary includes original material created at the time of events (‘contemporaneous’) such as legal deeds, administrative documents (including civil registration of births, marriages and deaths), diaries and journals, letters, […]
Starting genealogical research
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