Big List Of Latin Terms For Genealogy

When you’re of Irish heritage, you will sometimes have to grapple with Latin terms in old parish records. This includes baptism, marriage, and death registers. You may also find Latin inscriptions on headstones. This list has over one hundred and twenty Latin terms that you may see in your genealogy research. You can scroll through … Read more

How Irish Surnames Have Changed Through Centuries

Before the tenth century, people in Ireland used a single name alongside their sept (tribe) name. The tenth-century saw Brian Boru become High King and unite armies from Connacht, Munster, and Leinster. The population was growing and people were traveling outside their traditional clan territories. New neighbors needed a way to distinguish between different people … Read more

Irish Nicknames For First Names

When you’re researching old documents, it’s useful to have a list of nicknames that may be recorded as a first name. The first section of this document has male Irish nicknames. The second section has female Irish nicknames. You can scroll through the lists, but you can also search for a specific name. Juse use … Read more