Have you ever pictured your great great grandfather alongside a german shepard? How about cradling a 2 pound yorkie? FindMyPast is an Irish ancestry site that has used dog records to locate family histories. In Irish, furry pets came with a tax. Since 1865, families had to register their dogs with the state paying 2 shillings per animal plus 6 cents administrative cost. The registration used nearly 150 years ago shows the owner’s address as well as the dog’s breed and sex. But dogs have been an integral part of Irish culture since Medieval times, where the rules for picking up after your pet were much more invasive. To see your canine roots, visit the link below.
Trace your Irish ancestors and their canine companions – IrishCentral.com.