It can be very intimidating to start researching your Irish family tree. What records are out there? Where are my ancestors from? But if you tackle it like a detective story, connecting the little dots from several sources of information, a story begins to unfold. My grandfather, William Coyle, sat … Read More ..
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In August 2008 while in Ireland, my daughter and I snapped images of many of the gravestones in Termoncarragh Cemetery, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. While sorting through the images, I experienced some odd emotions! Many of then were because many of my family members are buried there, but also because of … Read More ..
While bouncing around the internet looking for genealogy info, I stumbled upon the most amazing map of Ireland. It’s built on the Google engine and has overlays for maps from 1830 and 1900. You can move a slider to fade between the modern and historical maps. After viewing the maps, … Read More ..
Regular readers of this site may remember that my mother’s maiden name is Coyle. She didn’t change her name when she married my father. Back in Ireland the two families live only a few miles away from each other, and thinking they must be related a few generations in the … Read More ..