Over the last couple of hours, IrishGenealogy.ie has been uploading another instalment of civil registration records, complete with images of birth, marriage and (possibly) death registers.

The upload is taking its time, and I can't say exactly what will be the final call, but so far I can confirm that the 1916 births (the rolling year from 100 years ago) are available, and the index + register image of marriage from 1869/1870 to 1881 seem to be going live in steady fashion (the 1882-1940 records were already fully online).

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Irish Newspaper Archives, the family-run, Dublin-based online newspaper database, has reduced the cost of its monthly and annual subscription packages.

This is not a special, short-term discounted price; it's a revision of standard prices going forward.

The new tariff is as follows:

Monthly subscription now €29. Annual subscription now €149.00It's worth noting that the revised cost of the annual package equates to a monthly fee of €12.41.

Dublin-based Irish Newspaper Archives has added the Waterford News & Star to its database.

Editions published 1848-1979 have joined the Irish Newspaper Archives database. More recent editions will follow in the new year.The editions now available online span 1848 to 1979, providing researchers with 169 years of insight into events in Waterford and its neighbouring counties (Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford and Cork) and national happenings.

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The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

We often think of speculation in stock market, real estate, oil futures, or dot-com companies to be modern ventures for risk-taking entrepreneurs. Not so. Our ancestors were known to take perhaps even greater risks in a largely unregulated business atmosphere. Perhaps the most famous was the Dutch Tulip Mania of 1636-1637. However, it was not confined to the Dutch; many of our ancestors in other countries also joined in the frenzy.

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