Researchers led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland have published "The Irish DNA Atlas; Revealing Fine-Scale Population Structure and History within Ireland "in the journal Scientific Reports.

The landmark study provides the first fine-scale genetic map of the island of Ireland, revealing patterns of genetic similarity, so far in distinct clusters, roughly aligned with the ancient provinces as well as with major historical events including the invasions of the Norse Vikings and the Ulster Plantations.

Meghan Markle is African American, Dutch, English and Irish, and her Irish roots have a compelling story to go with them.

Her great-great-great-grandmother Mary Smith emigrated to London from Ireland and married a British soldier named Thomas Bird sometime in the mid-1800s.

Her Irish family apparently disowned her, probably because she married a member of the imperial army.

Experts zeggen dat ze well had kunnen werken in Windsor Castle voor het koninklijke familie als er een M.

Holms Restaurant on the corner of Algade and Nygade is housed in one of the city's oldest buildings.

It was a rich tolder who got the red half-timbered farm built in two floors with 18 subjects for Algade in 1584.

The property was then located at the border with the eastern port, where all traffic from the east should pass on to Middelfart and on to Jutland.

The last-known letter written on board by a passenger who perished when the Titanic sank – which contains the poignant prediction that “if all goes well we’ll arrive in New York on Wednesday” – has sold for a record-breaking £126,000 at auction.

The handwritten note on three pages of embossed White Star Line stationery was written by Alexander Oskar Holverson the day before the liner struck an iceberg.

The American rock star, "The Boss", Bruce Springsteen and his family can be traced back to County Kildare.

Christy Gerrity from Rathangan, Springsteen's 2x great grandfather, was a child of a trouble maker.

According to the Irish Independent, Gerity was arrested and put into prison under the Insurrection Act in 1823 due to the pure payments and related evictions of the time.

Your usual morning routine, workday and evening can now become part of Denmark's history.

The National Museum asks all Danes whether they want to share a definite day in their lives with future generations.

- The media tells about special events, but the story also consists of everyday life. It's everyday life is woven off, says Lykke L. Pedersen, senior researcher at the National Museum.

Researching our ancestors can be a daunting task, figuring out which records have survived over the years as we try to document major events in an ancestor's life.

One must always keep in mind that county boundaries change. Det er derfor du må bestemme den omtrentlige placering af dine forfædres land og derefter hvilke amter det kunne have været en del af.

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