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Irish Migration
A Brief History of the Human Colonisation of Ireland Humans first arrived in Ireland around 10,000 years ago after the... More
Analysis of Sullivan Surname
Approximately 66% of the present population of the Island of Ireland are descendants of ‘Native Irish Gaels' who were... More

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Foy Case Study

Brian had no idea about his distant ancestry. The matter is complicated by the fact that Brian was adopted and ‘Foy’ is his adoptive Surname. However, Brian was aware that his biological father's Surname was ‘Whelehan’ and was originally from Kinnegad in County Westmeath.

Donohoe Case Study

Gerard had no idea about his distant ancestry. His family is from Dublin City. He has mentioned that there appears to be some confusion in his family as to the proper spelling of his Surname...

Bowes Case Study

My Great Grandfather John Bowes died while serving in the British army in Belgium in 1915. I know that Great Grandfather Bowes had lived most of his short life in the area known as the ‘Liberties’ in Dublin city, and that the relatively small number of ‘Bowes’ in that area were most likely closely related. I also know that they were mostly poor and Catholic. That’s as far as I got with my genealogy and tracing back further would probably prove time consuming, expensive and quite difficult. Then a number of years ago...

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