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Biographies

Cáit Fraher: A Hidden Figure

One thing I don’t really do very often is actually tell the story of my ancestors. But this one I found quite interesting was the story of my great grandmother. (NOTE: Cáit is the Irish for Kate which is a version of Catherine) So let’s start as the very beginning (as Julie Andrews said “a […]

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips #18

Having Irish census trouble and having a hard time trying to find people? Make sure to try out these searching tips as one of these may be the key to try and get you back a further generation. Tip #1 – Ages Don’t assume that ages recorded are correct. Ages tended to be a few […]

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tips #6

Have an ancestor who was a priest or a nun and having trouble finding them? So did Gearoid, a while ago he needed help to find one of his ancestors who was a priest and he couldn’t find the death cert under his birth name. The priest in this case had taken another name and […]

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Miscellaneous

The 1926 Irish Census Petition

Now, if you follow me over on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been raising awareness on the petition started by CIGO* to try and start the process of getting the 1926 Irish Census released, for Ireland this is the first census done after the 1911 Census as there was no census conducted in 1921 due […]

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Reviews

An Honest Review of House Elves Anonymous’ – “Our Family Tree Index”

As everyone knows, technology is being used more and more when it comes to the digitisation of records and it can also be the place where you keep all of your family history files but again as everyone knows technology can fail! Take my own experience, about a few months ago the flash drive which […]

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An Interview with Eric Schubert of ESGenealogy – December 21st, 2019

Well on the Hidden Branch, we love to find teenagers interested in Genealogy and this one has made his name shine over the US particularly in New Jersey, it’s Eric Schubert! Let’s hear what he had to say in response to the questions that Daniel put to him… 1) What got you into genealogy & […]

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Before you start researching what should you do? – November 6th, 2019

Now before you start putting information into a family tree, you need to get that information which gives my first tip: Ask your family members, grandparents and get any nuggets of information that you can get e.g. Names of ancestors, dates, places, ask about photographs of ancestors. Stories from grandparents about their lives can be […]

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Introducing you to Walk My Past – February 1st, 2020

Now this site has been on the genealogy scene for quite a while and the founder Abbie Allen has a goal to get 1,000 genies on her website “Walk My Past”. At the time of writing this, she currently has 204 (2 of which are the Hidden Branch’s founders – Daniel & Emily) WMP has […]