NGS releases updated Pennsylvania guide

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has updated their guide to Research in Pennsylvania. Part of their series on Research in the States, the new edition is available for purchase online in either PDF or print versions. Continue reading NGS releases updated Pennsylvania guide

Books for Irish family history research

While you’ll find lots of family history information online, the traditionalists among us often prefer to hold a book in our hands. Continue reading Books for Irish family history research

Success stories

Breakthroughs in family history research come in big and little packages. I love sharing success stories here on the blog and have asked several folks to write about their progress. Continue reading Success stories

Jessenland Irish Festival

Are you looking for an alternative activity next weekend, something different than the Minnesota State Fair or the Renaissance Festival? How about the Jessenland Irish Festival on Sunday, August 28? Continue reading Jessenland Irish Festival

FamilySearch indexing

“Everyone deserves to be remembered and you can help to make this possible,” says FamilySearch. Continue reading FamilySearch indexing

Quilt finds home on Irish Ridge

A raffle quilt made as a fund-raiser for the Celtic Connections Conference has a new home on ‘Irish Ridge’ near Eyota, MN. Continue reading Quilt finds home on Irish Ridge

Irish outrage reports

Findmypast today released 18,000 online records of Irish crimes, disturbances, criminals and victims. The collection consists of reports created by the Royal Irish Constabulary between 1836 and 1840. Continue reading Irish outrage reports

Ireland Genealogy Project

It’s good to revisit websites periodically to check for new information. Many are updated regularly. Continue reading Ireland Genealogy Project

NGS adds “Branching Out”

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has announced the release of a new, online cloud-based learning course called Branching Out. Part of the American Genealogical Studies (AGS) series, the independent learning class is comprised of five modules: Continue reading NGS adds “Branching Out”

The Ryans visit Doon, County Limerick

Julia Ryan Hickey (1827-1908) was my husband Bill’s great-grandmother. Her townland of origin remains a mystery to us ‘though not for lack of trying. Continue reading The Ryans visit Doon, County Limerick