Yesterday was a volunteer day at the library but with only one patron to help, I had plenty of time to work on my own genealogy project and it was a VERY good day for me. I’ve spent the last year or so working on this family tree and my father’s family was one of the difficult branches. Emigrating from Ireland as young adults, my grandparents grew up in Ireland and those records are harder to get at. I’d found both families on the 1901 and 1911 Irish Census after a LOT of searching and had found additional bits and pieces of information scattered across the internet.
However, I had resisted using one of the fee based Irish sites because I didn’t want to be paying for records that might not be my family. I’d come to a bit of a dead end with the information that was available on the free sites so I decided to dip my toes in and see what I would come up with. Paying 18 Euros I obtained credits to use to viewing records and hit the jackpot!
I found records relating to my grandmother, great and great-great grandparents. I’m moving ahead again on this branch of the family so I bought some more credits and will be doing a bit more careful searching on this Roots Ireland site.