If you upload a picture with text in it to Google drive then right click on it, go to Open With, and click on Google Docs it will open the picture in a word processor document and OCR (Optical Character Recognition) will do its best to read the text and insert it into the document underneath the picture. You can then edit and use the text however you would like. You can also do the same thing with a .pdf file.
In Google Images if you click on the little camera icon in the search box you can upload a picture and Google will search for all websites which have that picture on them. It doesn’t do facial recognition yet so some of the results can be quite funny but there are enough accurate ones to make it worth checking if someone else has a picture of one of your ancestors and is also researching them.
Google Books has many complete copies of Ancestry Magazine for free. I did a search for “Ancestry Magazine” on Google Books and got over 7000 results. Lots and lots of good reading there!!
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The gazettes contain insolvency and bankruptcy notices, wills and probate, military and civilian awards.
Searching Find My Past UK for Irish soldiers.
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk has Irish military and merchant seamen records.
Chris went through loads of online sources for researching Irish ancestry. The notes for his talk are publicly available at http://www.sog.org.uk/learn/who-do-you-think-you-are-2013-speakers-handouts/ near the bottom of the page. I’m looking forward to getting his book Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet when it comes out as an Ebook.