In order to assist researchers, we have attempted to identify the county for places in Ireland, even when it was not given in the original announcement.  If the same place-name occurs in several different counties and it is not possible to pinpoint the county, we have simply identified the place as in Ireland.  If we have not been able to identify the country, this is indicated with a “?”

The newspaper announcements deal mainly with Ireland, but also include events that took place in England, Scotland, and other parts of the world.  We have included these because there is often an Irish connection.  Even if you are researching ancestors with no known Irish link, it is still worth your while to look at our indexes since they include events that may not be found in the usual sources – e.g., births/deaths at sea, British marriages in India or North America.

In the early 19th century, the Napoleonic Wars were recent history, so, instead of a place-name, some newspaper notices give a regimental association, which we have also provided.