, 2022-07-03 04:11:20,
If you are searching for family Irish roots, it’s likely you’ll become part historian, storyteller, and mostly a detective of family antiquities.
My late father late Martin J. Walsh Jr. of Murdock, Minnesota, captured images with his 35mm camera and Kodachrome slide film, including of a group of tourists searching for shamrocks in County Kildare, Ireland in 1953. This collection of images is now part of my family’s heritage and a way to connect to Irish culture.
He was searching for hints of our family’s origins during his travels. There are incredible resources available today from the comfort of home and a computer that my father could have never imagined.
It doesn’t matter if have been searching for years for the origins of your family, or just starting, there’s always room for a few new pointers. There were many resources I was not aware of when I really put my genealogy search into full swing about 2010. I curated a free listing of about 100 resources to help search called Irish Genealogy Toolkit, found on my website, as a result of my genealogy search.
Since the start of my quest to find Irish roots, many church documents from Ireland are now available for searching free online, along with a multitude of other resources. Below are ten pointers and resources to help launch a family history project today.
1. Getting started with genealogy, church documents
It’s an overwhelming task to get started discovering family roots as you will become, without knowing, historian, storyteller, but most importantly, a detective…
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