Friday, 26 August 2016

Autumn edition of Irish Roots magazine published

Available in print and digital formats
A new edition of Irish Roots magazine has been published. Produced by mother and daughter team Maureen and Julie Phibbs in County Wicklow, the magazine is editorially independent of all commercial family history companies. As such, it carries a wide range of genuine news stories from across the Irish genealogy industry as well as helpful research advice features from expert genealogists from around the globe.

This quarter's main features include advice on tracing County Louth ancestors, a dip into the enviably extensive Coollattin Estate Papers, and the final part of a series exploring the family histories and careers of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Keeping the  history juices flowing are two more informative features. The first investigates the development of the urban native middle-class, while the other provides an overview of the Brehan Laws of Ireland's old Gaelic order and how these impacted on women, children and families.

There's also a preview of a new film 'Strange Occurrences in a Small Irish Village', which explores the big question of faith, in a small Irish village: Knock, in Co Mayo; a look at Ireland's changing adoption laws; and my own What's New? Review of record releases and developments over the last three months. Researchers from North America and Australia will benefit from two features with an international research focus: the care of the poor in America during the 1800s, which looks at hospitals, asylums and schools; and how C19th Irish emigrants to Australia maintained connections with Ireland and responded to pleas for assistance back home.

Add in a Q&A page, letters from readers, detailed notes from around Ireland's genealogical and historical societies,general news, book launches and forthcoming events and you have a terrific read.

The magazine is available in print format or digital format (see all the options at If you're not already familiar with the publication, take a look at the video below for an idea of what you've been missing.