Missing 1911 census returns

In his blog this week John Grenham provides a listing of several categories of “missing” 1911 returns. Continue reading Missing 1911 census returns

The dark side

It’s comforting to read about professionals who encounter the same research challenges as I do. A big one is mis-spelling of names in census records. Continue reading The dark side

The past is a prologue

Subject line was the title of a temporary exhibition at an art gallery we visited last weekend in Evora, Portugal. Continue reading The past is a prologue

St Pat’s Day special for pedigree nametags

Show off your heritage at upcoming St Patrick’s Day events! Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) is offering nametags that identify you and your pedigree. Continue reading St Pat’s Day special for pedigree nametags

FMP Catholic Heritage Archive

Today Findmypast (FMP) released the following announcement about an important new initiative. Continue reading FMP Catholic Heritage Archive

Query using exact date pays off

We’re still on holiday, now in the Algarve area of southern Portugal, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about genealogy research. Continue reading Query using exact date pays off

RootsTech streaming

Wouldn’t it be fun to attend RootsTech, advertised as the largest global genealogy event? The conference takes place in Salt Lake City, UT; this year’s dates are February 8-11. Continue reading RootsTech streaming

Beginning Irish Research

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – the second Saturday of the month and therefore Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library – will feature a “Beginning Irish Research” class. Continue reading Beginning Irish Research

DNA surname project update

Since 2008 when we submitted a FamilyTree y-DNA test kit, my husband Bill has been part of the FTDNA Hickey surname project. Continue reading DNA surname project update

Jamboree 2017 registration open

How about a trip to southern California in June?  Registration is now open for Jamboree 2017 in Burbank, CA, on June 9-11, 2017, sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS). Continue reading Jamboree 2017 registration open