Thursday, 11 April 2019

Irish Lives Remembered 44 now available online

The latest issue of Irish Lives Remembered, issue 44, is now available online. From the site:

This edition features a diverse range of articles from some of the top names in Irish genealogy. 2019 will be the year of poitín for Irish Lives Remembered as we're delighted to have a major four-part series on illicit whiskey making in Ireland. Our Spring cover story is about the genealogy of the travelling community. We have:


Evidence for Traveller History: 1800 to Present - Fiona Fitzsimons;
Meghan Markle's Northern Irish Roots - Helen Moss, Fiona Fitzsimons;
Money, Mountain Dew, and Murder: Illicit Poitín Distillation in Ireland During the 1920s. A Four-Part Series. PART 1 - Stephen Pierce;
New Tools from Ancestry and MyHeritage to Help you Manage Your DNA Matches - Maurice Gleeson;
Irish Émigré, Croatian Nationalist. The Life and Legacy of Laval Nugent von Westmeath - Nathan Mannion;
Volcanoes, Kings and Bog Bodies- Eamonn 'Ned' Kelly;
The O’Neill Surname - Paul MacCotter;
Michael Christopher Keane's The Earls of Castlehaven. [Book Excerpt]
Brigit McCone on Michèle Mendelssohn’s Making Oscar Wilde

Regular columns such as:

Ask Genie (Fiona Fitzsimons looks at two different reader's problems)
Photodetective (Jayne Shrimpton analyses one of your family photos)
Patrick's Page (Patrick Roycroft deals with a client at the Irish Family History Centre)
FMP Roundup (Niall Cullen lets us know of the new Irish genealogy records that have been added to Findmypast)

The magazine is freely available at


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