Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

The names and boundaries of counties can change over time, causing some confusion for genealogists. This database, provided by the Newberry Library of Chicago, is a good source for clarifying names and boundaries. It includes an interactive map, index, county chronologies, and commentary.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Irish Folklore Website

If your ancestors came from Ireland, or if you just have an interest in Irish history and folklore, this website is for you. There are 10,000 photos, and folklore, stories, and descriptions of life in Ireland, hand written by ordinary citizens. Everything is searchable by county.

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