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A margin note led to a fascinating story
About 20 years ago, my husband spoke with his father on the phone to find out some details of his ancestry. He filled an A4 page with names, dates, occupations and locations and I then used those details to get started on an ancestral tree for his side of the family. It was only when I was re-filing that piece of paper in 2020, that I noticed the note scrawled in the margin - '56 Lansdown Rd. Blown up by mines'. What could that mean? By using digitised newspaper archives, city directories, and Irish birth registration details, I was able to uncover the details of this dramatic event. Click the button below to find out more about this and other stories.More case studies
Photo of 56 Lansdowne Road, Dublin from The Illustrated London News, 10 February 1923.