Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Geo-Genealogy Map of Ireland

St Patrick's Day is the one day of the year when everyone around the world pretends that they have Irish ancestry. So why not enter your name into the Geo-Genealogy Map of Irish Surnames to see where your Irish ancestors might have lived in the 1890's.

The Geo Genealogy Map of Irish Surnames uses data from the 1890 census to show which families were living where in Ireland at the end of the nineteenth century. The surname labels on the map represent the relative birth counts of names. The larger a surname label appears on the map then the more people with that name were living in the county. If you zoom in on a county then more surnames will appear on the map.

You can also use the search option to find out where people with a specific surname were living in Ireland in 1890. Search for a surname and all the counties where people with that name were living are highlighted on the map. The searched name is also shown in bold on the map.

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