Category Archives: Ireland

Thom’s Directory of Ireland 1852

Directories began to appear in Ireland in the 18th Century. Two of the first include Peter Wilson’s in Dublin in 1751 and Ferrar’s Directory of Limerick in 1769. By the mid 19th century all-Ireland directories were in publication. One of … Continue reading

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Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory 1884

The following entries come from Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory. It was compiled by George Henry Bassett and published in 1884 by Sealy, Bryers and Walker in Dublin. Fifteen men with the Buggy name are listed below. They … Continue reading

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William Smith O’Brien Petitions 1848-1849

William Smith O’Brien was the leader of an unsuccessful Young Ireland rebellion in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary in 1848. After his capture, Smith O’Brien was tried, found guilty and sentenced to death. His death sentence resulted in widespread revulsion across Ireland … Continue reading

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‘Information Wanted’ Ads in Boston Pilot 1831-1921

A prominent feature of 19th century immigration to the US from Ireland was chain migration, where family members would come over one at a time as enough money was saved up in Ireland, or sent from the US as a … Continue reading

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WWI – The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

This entry contain a listing of all those with the Buggy name who are in the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The CWGC was established in 1917 and now pays tribute to the men and women of … Continue reading

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Church and Civil Records from Ireland (II)

This is the second post which will give examples of church (baptisms, marriages and deaths) and civil records (births, marriages and deaths or BMDs) from different counties in Ireland that have the Buggy name.[1] As in the first post the … Continue reading

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Church and Civil Records from Ireland (I)

This is the first of two posts which will give examples of church (baptisms, marriages and deaths) and civil records (births, marriages and deaths or BMDs) from different counties in Ireland that have the Buggy name.[1] Griffith’s Valuation, the 1901 … Continue reading

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Irish Famine Emigrants to New York 1846-1951

The famine in Ireland between the late 1840s and early 1850s is well documented in countless publications so there is no need to discuss it on this blog. Hundreds of thousands of people emigrated to the United States during those … Continue reading

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Church Records Dublin Ireland 18th Century

In Ireland most people will be able to trace their families back to the first half of the 19th century. Trying to go back into the 1700s, and beyond, can be a hit-and-miss affair. It all depends on location, religion, … Continue reading

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Old Paulstown Stories blog

I have built up a considerable amount of genealogical and historical research about the village of Paulstown in county Kilkenny, Ireland. This was where I grew up before moving to the US. Today, I have begun a new blog, Old … Continue reading

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