Ever wondered if you might be a little bit Irish?

Maybe you already know there’s some Irish in your ancestry? Or perhaps you’re just curious to see if there is? However much you know about where you come from, finding out more is easier with Findmypast.

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”I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland, but was hesitant as I thought it would mean much more if I actually knew where this family came from before I went over. I had given up ever finding them but booked a genealogy tour anyway in April 2016. Findmypast then released 10,000,000 new records in Ireland. I typed in my great grandfather, Michael Cranley, thinking that I would get the usual result – nothing. Not this time. There he was!”

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