Gangs and Rioting in Historic Dublin Photo by: Findmypast.com

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Some fascinating – and seriously daring – examples of the organized criminal underworld in historical Dublin can be found in Findmypast’s records.

Over 370,000 images to be available online for free via the National Library of Ireland. Photo by: NLI.ie

The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland (NLI) is now available online.

A dedicated website with over 370,000 digital images of the microfilm reels on which the parish registers are recorded is now available. Among the items included here are the details on the baptisms of Padraig Pearse, Peig Sayers and Thomas McDonagh as well as details on Anne Devlin’s wedding.

Dagboken til soldat George Pierce Foot dukket på mystisk vis opp i en av Brisbanes klubber for tilbakevendte soldater (RSL). Seniorbibliotekar Christina Ealing-Godbold ved Statsbiblioteket i Queensland, Australia bestemte seg for å finne ut soldatens videre skjebne. 

Hun forteller at hun avdekket historien gjennom digitaliserte aviser og krigs papirer.

- Det tok ca 30 minutter, men engang ville denne type arbeid tatt måneder, inkludert en tur til Canberra.

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Almost all who left Ireland during the 19th Century never saw their homeland again. Letters home are the only way we can experience what they went through.

Kerby Miller featured many such letters in his groundbreaking "Emigrants and Exiles." Here are a few of them: 

Cathy Greene. Brooklyn, New York. To her mother in Ballylarkin, County Kilkenny. August 1st, 1884

My dear Mamma,

What on earth is the matter with ye all, that none of you would think of writing to me? The fact is I am heart-sick, fretting.

Ja, det er fortsatt fem personer i live - alle av dem kvinner - som så begynnelsen av det 20. århundre. Tre av dem er amerikanere. (Flere andre har også krav på å stamme fra det 19. århundre - en meksikansk kvinne selv sier hun er 127 - men mangler dokumentasjon for påstanden.)

Hva er historiene til disse ekstraordinære kvinnene? Hva er deres tips for lang levetid?

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