Irish naming convention

Did you read yesterday’s posting about the 1826 Tithe Applotment record and ask “couldn’t Bartholomew have been James’ father, instead of brother?” Continue reading Irish naming convention

Tithe Applotment Books revisited

This week genealogist/blogger Donna Moughty has written an easy-to-understand explanation about Tithe Applotment Books. I find it’s often worthwhile to go back and take another look at sources previously reviewed – and now’s a good time to reconsider this important set of records (1823-1838). Continue reading Tithe Applotment Books revisited

Weddings, Heirlooms, and Stories

I count among my friends a number of good genealogists and writers. One of them is Lois Abromitis Mackin, who also writes a blog. Continue reading Weddings, Heirlooms, and Stories

MGS library open longer on Thursdays

Good news for Minnesota researchers! The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library is now open on Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm continuously, eliminating its previous closing from 4-6 pm. Continue reading MGS library open longer on Thursdays

Reimagining the National Library

Earlier this month the National Library of Ireland announced plans for a four-year, major redevelopment of the main building on Kildare Street. Continue reading Reimagining the National Library

Technology for Sharing Genealogy

The July 2017 issue of The Septs has been out for a couple weeks. Its theme was ‘Technology for Sharing Genealogy’.

Continue reading Technology for Sharing Genealogy

Book Review: Irish Genealogy Guide

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland is a book deserving of a place in every Irish family historian’s library. Whether you’re brand new to researching or an ‘old hand’ at genealogy, you’ll find value in this guide, published in 2017 by Family Tree Books. Continue reading Book Review: Irish Genealogy Guide

Irish Fair of Minnesota

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is the largest FREE Irish fair in the country. Entertainment, a cultural area, and vendors – don’t miss it! Mark your calendars for August 11-13, 2017, at Harriet Island in St. Paul. Continue reading Irish Fair of Minnesota

New England Catholic records – free webinar

Are you researching Catholic ancestors from Massachusetts or elsewhere in New England? Have you heard about the Historic Catholic Records Online project? Then you’ll be interested in this free webinar. Continue reading New England Catholic records – free webinar

Back to blogging

Has the blog editor been on vacation? Is that why there have been no postings for a week? Continue reading Back to blogging