Monday 8 September 2014

Irish Lives Remembered, Sept-Oct issue published
The September-October edition of Irish Lives Remembered magazine has been published and is now available for free download (click image).

County Offaly is the main research focus of this issue, but there are also features on tracing the Irish in Illinois and in Australia, the latter looking specifically at post-1901 immigration, naturalisation and citizenship records.

Other features include articles on the Murphy family's Louth heritage; the past of the eccentric artist Sir Robert Ponsonby Staples, aka the Barefoot Baronet; the commemmoration of Ireland's WW1 soldiers; and research on the County Laois roots of Stephen Colbert, an Irish-American comedian.

There's also a preview of Back To Our Past, Ireland's major genealogy bash, which returns to the RDS in Dublin next month for its fifth annual outing.