Happy Month of Mary

It’s May Day! Last year on May 1st I shared information about Bealtaine and the Gaelic May Day Festival. Continue reading Happy Month of Mary

The Gallaghers and “The Bishop’s Curse”

Having a few minutes to loiter at the computer this morning, I skimmed IrishCentral and found a great story about the Gallaghers of northern New York State. Continue reading The Gallaghers and “The Bishop’s Curse”

Beara Peninsula and Bere Island Parish

Both Vita Brevis and Irish Genealogy News blogs carry an announcement about a new database launched by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) on its AmericanAncestors.org website. If your ancestors came from the Beara Peninsula, you’ll definitely want to read further. Continue reading Beara Peninsula and Bere Island Parish

Lunch with Author Erin Hart

Do you love to read mysteries and crime fiction? Do you appreciate the complexities of forensics? Add a charming author talking about mysterious Irish bogs and you have the formula for an intriguing lunchtime! Continue reading Lunch with Author Erin Hart

Folliard to speak at CCC ’16 banquet

All indicators point to an evening of great entertainment at the Celtic Connections Conference ’16 banquet on Friday, August 5.  Continue reading Folliard to speak at CCC ’16 banquet

Irish Family History Centre opens May 7

Going to Dublin soon? Here’s an attraction to add to your “must-see-and-do” list.  Continue reading Irish Family History Centre opens May 7

Wild Irish roses

If your cable package includes the Sundance channel, you may want to consider watching the “Rebellion” series. Continue reading Wild Irish roses

We’re on Cyndi’s List!

Cyndi’s List was created over 20 years ago and has grown to become one of the top genealogy resources online. Today you’ll find over 331,000 links, categorized and cross-referenced, in more than 200 categories. Continue reading We’re on Cyndi’s List!

DNA Day(s)

National DNA Day is April 25, commemorating completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003 and the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953. Continue reading DNA Day(s)

Confounded by old photos

Old photographs tell stories, but if you don’t know who’s in the picture, the story will remain a mystery. Continue reading Confounded by old photos