A new book - The Civil War in Dublin – The Fight for the Irish Capital 1922-1924 - has been published by Merrion Press, the history imprint of Irish Academic Press.

Written by John Dorney, historian and editor of The Irish Story website, the book reveals the complete, shocking story of Ireland's capital during and after the shelling of the Four Courts, the latter an event that will forever be lamented by Irish genealogists as it destroyed centuries of records about our ancestors.

The Archive holds more than 6 million pages of newspaper content from titles North and South of the Irish borderThe Dublin-based Irish Newspaper Archive has added a first tranche of editions published by the Derry Journal.

This paper was first published in 1772 as the London Derry Journal and Donegal & Tyrone Advertiser, and is second only to the Belfast NewsLetter as the oldest Irish newspaper still in existence.

My name is Uri Gonen. I am a father of three and live with my family in Toronto, where I work for MyHeritage. I’ve been working at MyHeritage for over 12 years! I started working at the company in 2005 when it was just an idea. In the beginning, I worked on MyHeritage as a side project while still working in a day job.

Step forward the Mid-Ulster Mail as the third new Irish title to join the online British Newspaper Archive this month.

This paper, which is now owned by Johnston Press, was first published in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, in 1891 and the BNA's new holding starts from that date. The planned archive will run to 1962. Available so far are editions published in 1891-1892, 1894-1898, and 1900-1909.

Here is still another example why we cannot depend upon paper documents alone to be accessible in the future. Homes, streets, businesses, parks and city buildings in Midland, Michigan got soaked in a flood several weeks ago. In the city alone, more than 1,000 homes had some type of damage. Of interest to genealogists, the hardest hit city building was the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

Findmypast is offering a 10% discount on three of its subscription packages. They all start today, and will run until 11:59pm GMT on Sunday 30 July.

Choose from the following (in each case, if you follow the link provided, the discount code will have been applied):

10% off 12-month Britain subscription The 12-month Britain package provides access to more than one billion records including census records for England, Scotland and Wales; birth, marriage and death records dating from 1761; parish records dating from the 1500s; passenger records of ships leaving the UK and Ireland for Australia, Canada and the US; key military collections from the early 1600s onwards; and more than 550 titles in the British newspaper collection.

The following book review was written by Bobbi King:

In Search of Your German Roots

by Angus Baxter. This Fifth Edition was updated and revised by Marian Hoffman. Genealogical Publishing Co. 2015. 125 pages.

Angus Baxter wrote the first through the fourth editions of In Search of Your German Roots. His daughter Susan Baxter updated the fourth edition (2008), and Marian Hoffman updated this fifth edition.

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