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Season 6

June 15, 2021

What Drives Genealogists Crazy About Ancestry.com

In this episode, Mike Collins chats with Jayne McGarvey (our Green Room genealogist) about what drives a genealogist crazy about how some people use ancestry.com. We talk through the strengths and weaknesses of ancestry.com, ...

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June 3, 2021

One Story From The Irish Land Wars

Join Mike and Carina as they chat about just one reader story from the Irish Land Wars of the late 1800s. Our reader shares an amazing story of immigration and now understands the reasons why her family were so reticent …

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May 27, 2021

The Tithe Applotment Books - 7 Questions and 7 Answers

Join Mike and our head genealogist in The Green Room, Jayne McGarvey, as we chat about the usefulness of the Irish "Tithe Applotment Books" when discovering more about the location and lives of your Irish ancestors during the...

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May 20, 2021

Join Us On a Trip Around The Aran Islands

Join Mike and Carina as we take around Inishmore - the largest of the Aran Islands which lies at the mouth of Galway Bay to the west of Ireland. It's a magical part of the world - and we travel …

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April 29, 2021

A Creative Mind Born From a Pandemic

We are (hopefully) at the closing stages of a pandemic as I write. However, our ancestors had to endure many pandemics and famines through the centuries - and all without the same access to medicines we enjoy today. Today's s...

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April 22, 2021

The Key To Understanding Your Irish Surnames (#602)

Did you ever wonder how the Irish surnames in your family tree originated and evolved? This handy guide talks you through many Irish first names - and how they eventually led to Irish surnames - with plenty of examples along …

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April 15, 2021

Join Us On A Lockdown Tour Of County Cork

Would you like to join us on a tour of County Cork as we emerge from Covid restrictions here in Ireland? We take you on a circuit of a part of County Cork - stopping in 6 different places full …

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