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My brick wall & Irish research

In Deacon, My Genealogy on January 6, 2010 at 10:27 PM

Great-grandma Deac was, supposedly, born in Dublin in October 1882, and has a maiden name of Walsh.  I say supposedly because I have been to Dublin and done the research and can find no record of her.  In any case, I’m always on the lookout for new Irish sources being made available on line.

One of my favourites of course is the Canadian-Irish joint project to get both the 1911 & 1901 Irish censuses indexed and images online.  The 1911 is now fully searchable at http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie with both transcriptions and images of the original householder forms available free.  I have to say I am quietly proud of our Canadian government for having the foresight to participate in this project.

Today I found another promising source.  Right now it “only” has church records from Counties Kerry & Dublin, but it sounds like there might be more in the future.  It’s funded by the Irish Minstry for Art, Sport and Tourism so is government funded, and it’s free.  It appears to offer transcriptions only at this point, but it does give references should one wish to follow up.  Find the site at http://www.irishgenealogy.ie

And yes, I’ve searched for grandma Deac to no avail.  Hope still lives.

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