"There's an extraordinary love story hidden in the pages of one of our new Irish record sets, the Dublin Registers and Records collection. A story about passion, loyalty and patriotic sacrifice for one of Ireland's most memorable heroes."
"Meet John Morrissey, the Irish immigrant who stood up to Bill the Butcher, became a bear-knuckle boxing champion, took down Boss Tweed, founded the Saratoga Springs racetrack and served in the United States Congress.
His story, told partially through our own records, is a tour de force through 19th century American life."
We've added 600,000 new records to our United States Marriages collection, as well as 802,000 images of original documents from Canadian estate files, application books and indexes. For a rundown of everything we added this Findmypast Friday, visit the blog!
"The petty sessions were an equivalent of the modern magistrates' court, where all minor disputes and infringements of the law were dealt with in front of a justice of the peace or magistrate. The detail included in these records makes them an invaluable resource for those with Irish roots."