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13-09-2016, 20:28   #46
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I have not heard his name before. But then I'm not really interested in genetic genealogy.
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I have been gathering loads of certs and tying up loose ends. I even managed to figure out one particular family mystery (a stepson living with my relations but no idea who he was and how he fit into the wider family). The downside is I've been staying up really late every night and I'm exhausted

My serious regret is not doing research a few years ago when they put up the whole index. Few deaths in the 50s - 70s I would love to pin down.
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The downside is I've been staying up really late every night and I'm exhausted

Me too! Because of the experience with the disappearing indexes, I decided to go at it hell for leather, as sure as hell someone is going to pull the plug. Especially when someone figures that that a revenue stream has disappeared from the government coffers. I figure I've already not paid over 1000euro for certs I've downloaded, not to mention the many red herrings I've managed to check and chuck out of the database.
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Yep, I've had a few late nights too. Gotten lots of good stuff. I've not paid about €400 in certs because of it.
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One marriage alone has saved me €160 quid (assuming it ended up being the last cert to order). Managed to look at every cert for my mother's obscure surname in an entire registration district which has given me various bits and pieces - €300 at least there.
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16-09-2016, 22:16   #51
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I've saved a lot of money too. I don't think the GRO should worry too much about losing this income from me as I had stopped buying records and they wouldn't have got it from me anyway. The further out from the stem I go the less I am inclined to hand over any money. I did pay a heck of a lot of euros for the most important ones, and even for a lot of irrelevant ones I didn't want. They have had more than enough out of me already.
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I agree with you Jelly but the thing is that if I had been presented with an online ordering system with immediate certs, over time I would have handed over lots more money for more distance relatives' records.
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Anyone else going to Clare Roots this weekend?
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I wonder if anyone could advise me on Dublin newspapers in 1892. I have a death cert for a possible relative who died as a result of injuries from a fall from a cart. I wondered if such a thing would be mentioned in the paper, and would anyone know them well enough to suggest where I should start.
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Find My Past have a good newspaper archive which might be as good as any to start with.

If you'd like to mention the name in post I can check for you.
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Find My Past have a good newspaper archive which might be as good as any to start with.

If you'd like to mention the name in post I can check for you.
Thanks for that! I'm going to the NLI this week, so I was more wondering which papers to order. You could search for James Fay- his death cert says he had the accident on June 27th, and died on July 4th. It was registered in the North Dublin district- though I can't make out the name of the hospital. Thanks again.
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No need to order papers - just use one of the pcs in the Genealogy Room, where they have free access to both the Irish News Archive and Findmypast which has access to the British Newspaper Archive, containing many Irish papers.
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Thanks for that! I'm going to the NLI this week, so I was more wondering which papers to order.
The Dublin newspaper microfilms are in self service filing cabinets in the microfilm room.
The main papers for the time were Freeman's Journal, Irish Times, Evening Telegraph and Evening Mail,
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Thanks folks for the Dublin newspaper advice- I'm looking forward to getting some more details on this, as well as the 1921 suicide I mentioned in the handwriting decipher thread
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