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At the top of my “must-read” list is the Atlas of the Great Irish Famine (ed. John Crowley, William J. Smyth, and Mike Murphy, Cork University Press).

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The National Archives of Ireland has a new genealogy website, which provides access to Census Records for 1901 and 1911, the Tithe Applotment Books from 1823 to 1837, and Soldiers’ Wills from 1914 to 1917.

Free Online Archives (and hair brushing by steam engine)

In Birmingham, England, circa 1866, there was a “Professor Steele, Practical Hair Cutter,” who offered a yearly subscription to men’s hair care services.  ”All Subscribers,” advertised Professor Steele (see advert, left), “will receive immediate attention from himself and Eleven first-class…

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A new address for John Grenham’s Irish Roots blog.