Royal Irish Constabulary On Find My Past

Find My Past gives you access to browse, search, and view the 19th and early 20th-century record collections of Royal Irish Constabulary. This article explains the background of the constabulary records and the kind of detail you’ll find within them. We’ll also look at some alternative free and commercial sites that have similar access. Royal … Read more

Irish Petty Sessions On Find My Past

Find My Past launched a collection of Irish Petty Sessions records in 2008, which has since expanded to include transcripts of all 2.5 million records. This article looks at how to make the best use of these records in your family research. We also look at where you can find this collection elsewhere. You may … Read more

What Happened To Genes Reunited?

Genes Reunited was a very popular British genealogy website in the early 2000s that is now less well known. This article looks at what happened to Genes Reunited. Who Owns Genes Reunited? Genes Reunited was purchased in 2009 by a subsidiary of D.C. Thomson, a newspaper and comics publisher with headquarters in Scotland. The previous … Read more

Who Owns RootsMagic? (Origins Explained)

The RootsMagic family tree software is owned by RootsMagic Inc. The software company was founded in 1986 under a different name by Bruce Buzbee, who remains President. Buzbee created a prior family history product that was licensed through several larger companies. He released RootsMagic independently in 2002. This article looks at the early events that … Read more

Who Founded Illumina? (Explained)

Illumina has a fascinating foundation story that illustrates the early days of the biotech industry. Two investors pulled together a small team of scientists who had been involved in other startups. The group formed a new company to take advantage of innovative research in technology. Well, maybe the bare bones don’t sound so fascinating. But … Read more