News Digest: March 2019.

A round-up of some of the news in the World of Irish Genealogy today!


Who Should Own Photos of Slaves?

The New York Times – A lawsuit has been filed in Massachusetts saying that the descendants of slaves, and not the institutions that currently holding them, rightfully own the images of slaves.


The Genealogy Show – Review of History Ireland Magazine (Series 9 Episode 27)

Lorna Moloney hosts this Genealogy focused radio show. This epiosde looks at the History Ireland magazine and includes a detailed review of the excellent Kindred Lines column, which is written by our own Fiona Fitzsimons.

In the most recently published issue, the subject matter was the earliest passports, or ‘licenses to travel overseas’ from Ireland and the British Isles to Europe and the Amercias, 1570s to 1640s. (Listen from 17:52 to 20:08)


The manager of Dublin’s Theatre Royal held hostage by Himmler

The Irish Times – article detailing the imprisonment of Major John McGrath during World War II.


BookReview of The Flight of the Wren by Orla McAlinden

Inspired by true events, The Flight of the Wren is a novel by Orla McAlinden and is just published by Red Stag (Mentor Books Ltd). Telling the tale of real Irish women and girls, their stories weave throughout this poignant blend of fact and fiction.





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