Search this collection of Irish newspaper transcripts that were compiled by the celebrated Irish genealogist Rosemary ffolliott. Discover if your Irish ancestors had their birth, marriage or death announcement printed in a newspaper.
Each record includes a transcript and original image. The detail in each record can vary, you may be able to find a combination of the following:
Spouse's father's name
Spouse's mother's name
In Ireland, where church registers of all religions were poorly kept, individuals lost or wholly destroyed, newspapers can be an invaluable research tool.
Newspapers would record an event more than three weeks after its occurrence unless the events took place overseas.
The announcements include great details of information from husband to widow, father to son, mother to daughter, they can also include a place of residence.
In the absence of church registers, the newspaper announcement is one of the most valuable research sources available.
The celebrated Irish genealogist Rosemary ffolliott compiled this comprehensive catalogue of biographical notices from Irish newspapers.
Rosemary ffolliott was Ireland’s premier genealogist, at the age of 23 she had her first book The Pooles of Mayfield, a history of settler families in the Cork area published in 1958. From the 1950s to the 1970s she was a member of the panel of freelance researchers engaged by the Genealogical Office, becoming a prominent member of the Irish Genealogical Research Society whose journal The Irish Genealogist she edited for a time. In addition, she revised A simple guide to Irish Genealogy which was originally written by Father Wallace Clare, the founder of the society.
In 1966 she became a Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society, the first woman to be recognised in this way. She started the publication of The Irish Ancestor in 1969, a journal of family and social history topics, it ran until 1986.
Rosemary ffolliot temporarily withdrew from the Genealogical Office in the late 1970s to write a book on Irish costume. The book never reached publication and to her disappointment Rosemary never returned to the panel.
Miss ffolliot moved from Dublin to Fethard, County Tipperary in the 1980s, she remained there until the early 2000s when she moved to the English Midlands to live.
Rosemary ffolliott passed away on the 12 March 2009 while tending to her garden.
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