18 September 2023
Do you have Irish ancestors? Then the latest addition to TheGenealogist could help you find new information about your forebears...
County Laois, known as Queen's County from 1556 to 1922, is a double landlocked county in the Eastern and Midland Region of the Republic of Ireland. As the Irish diaspora has spread out across the globe, especially during the terrible events of the Great Famine of 1845–49 which devastated the county at the time, many people from across the world will be able to trace their roots back to this part of Ireland.
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Searching TheGenealogist’s transcriptions provides an easy way to find records, which then provides a handy link to the National Library of Ireland (NLI) in order to see the digitised image of the actual register. TheGenealogist’s transcription benefits from its SmartSearch feature, that can be used to identify possible siblings, as well as parent’s potential marriage details.
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