Most people don’t realize how much information and ‘genealogical nuggets of gold’ they actually have!!
Rummage about for mementos or echoes of your ancestors in the attic, the bottom of wardrobes, and in any old boxes you may have tucked away.
Look out for family bibles, memorial cards, family documents, newspaper clippings, war medals, birth announcements, diaries, invoices, wedding invitations, official papers, and old letters.
Cherish the latter as they may contain outstanding clues to your Irish roots; envelopes may show return addresses or clear postmarks.
Ageing photos of your Irish ancestors are also an excellent source of information; not just from the image itself, but on the flipside where there may be dates, names and places scribbled.
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