Asylum cemetery

Asylum Cemeteries

By Laura Pinhey Earlier this month I wrote on this blog about the U.S. Federal Census Schedule of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes, also known as the DDD. The DDD schedule supplemented the 1880 Federal Census with information about prisoners, orphans, physically ill or injured persons, disabled persons, homeless children, indigent persons, and the mentally…


Genealogy in Ireland: Part 6 – 10 Tips for Your Irish Family History Holiday

By Jayne McGarvey Visiting the homeland of your ancestor can be extremely rewarding, and even more so if you wish to combine a holiday with some research and or meet living relatives.  We love to have you here, to show you our beautiful island and connect with the descendants of those who left so long…

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Genealogy in Ireland: Part 5 – Getting the Most out of the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland

By Jayne McGarvey Most of us will by now be fairly familiar with reading Census Returns, but do you make full use of the additional forms included with the Census?  Most of us will use Form A, the handwritten version of the transcript seen below.  This one is my great-grandparents and their children in 1901.…