Due to the interest in maritime medals, the article categories have been tweaked slightly. The "Bravery" category has been renamed "Medals" and the few non-medal bravery tales have been moved to the "Life and Times" category.
If anyone has any articles, stories or any medal related information they think would be relevant, please sent them in using the "Submit Article" link on the left.
The FAQ's or Frequently Asked Questions has just been updated and expanded, see link in Nav bar. It's been split up into section dealing with the various aspects of the site software. So if you're having a problem or maybe you have a question, please check the FAQ's before contacting me as the answer is hopefully there. Obviously, I haven't covered everything, so let me know if your particular problem has not been addressed.
Despite the latest spam detection software and security enhancements on the site, a few spam artists recently got through and posted on the forum. These posts [and the posters] are immediately deleted upon detection.
The National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 6, have introduced an important new website of the 1911 Dublin Census Returns.
The free-to-access website, which contains the digital equivalent of more than 4,000 reels of microfilm and 3.5 million images, allows useres to search for individuals by name, with each original household form giving records of a person's education , religion, profession, literacy, Irish-language proficiency and place of birth. The website currently contains records for Dublin only, but those for the rest of the country will be available next year. Census records from the 1821 to 1851 were destroyed in an explosion at the Four Courts, Dublin in 1922. Census records from the latter half of the 19th century are thought to have been pulped for recycling due to paper shortaged during the first World War...