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The material presented in this blog is based on sound scholarly research. Any and all claims of and opinions about family connections are mine, and are based on documentary evidence, including legal and historical records, and meet the Genealogical Proof Standard.
As a researcher who is committed to the use of original records, I am adamantly opposed to the 'click and grab' philosophy of family history research in which people find someone online with the same surname as them and assume there is a connection; therefore I encourage any researcher of Irish family history to use only legitimate resources. As an historian, I believe that the further away we get from the original historical record the more malleable that record becomes.
Also, if you have the opportunity I encourage you to go to the source, Ireland. In Ireland you can access records which may never be online, and just being in the country gives you a sense, albeit a modern day sense, of what life may have been like for your Irish ancestors.