This is the genealogy home page of Nick Reddan FIGRS1

This home page gives a summary of my genealogical interests.

Although I always had some interest in my family and where they came from, I started seriously researching family history in 1988. One of the families I have researched the most is the CROKER family of Ireland. The CROKERs are an Anglo-Irish family who migrated from Devon in around 1600 and settled initially in the Cork Waterford border area. This research exposed me to the Regisrty of Deeds which I have come to appreciate as a great source for family historians and have initiated a project to make these records more accessible.

Although my paternal line is Irish from County Clare I also have ancestors from England and Scotland. My birthbrief on this site documents where my ancestors came from.

I strongly believe in sharing family history resources and have put the fruits of my research up on this site as a resource for other researchers. Major collections include my newspaper extracts and, various trascriptions of memorial inscriptions and old documents and manuscripts.

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One of the major areas of my reaseach interests is the CROKER family of Ireland. I have records relating to them from the late 16th century until 1900.

I also have written Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Excel macro spreadsheets that maintain pedigree data and produce drop line charts. The pedigree spreadsheets were used to generate the greater part of this web site in particular all the birth briefs (like this one) and the index of persons. To find out more about these spreadsheets send me an email

This is a short note on some early Irish genealogy prepared for a talk at the local genealogical society.

Some cameos from 1798 as reported in the Freeman's Journal also prepared for another talk at the local genealogical society. Other notes and presentations are here.

About 12,000 indexed newspaper extracts from the Freeman's Journal and other early Irish newspapers.
I have also transcribed various lists that have appeared in these early Irish newspapers. An index of these lists is here.
Some particularly interesting extracts are separately listed here.


Some trees of families that I am interested in can be found at this link.

I may be contacted through the following e-mail address.

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Prior to this there were 5350 visits were recorded between January 2002 and September 2003. Earlier home pages had approximately 4000 vists from October 1998 until October 2001 and another nearly 1000 between October 2001 and January 2002

1Fellow of the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS web site)