Memoirs of Ireland

I recently received an inquiry about IGSI’s remaining inventory of Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland. Continue reading Memoirs of Ireland

“Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves” in 3 generations

Today’s Minneapolis StarTribune carries the headline, “Historians help ultrarich protect legacy,” and reports about financial firms digging into genealogy records and producing family history books. Continue reading “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves” in 3 generations

Researching Uncle Sam

First, a news flash: Eneclann has been rebranded to the Irish Family History Centre. In addition to being part of the new EPIC Ireland, they continue to have an online presence and a weekly newsletter. This week’s newsletter includes a link to a podcast by Joe Buggy. Continue reading Researching Uncle Sam

YouTube interviews (military pensions and historical maps)

Ancestry.com has shared 8-minute YouTube clips from interviews with genealogical experts, “Exploring U.S. Military Pension Files with Loretta Evans” and “Historical Maps Reveal Much More Than We Think” presented by Pamela Boyer Sayre and Rick Sayre. Continue reading YouTube interviews (military pensions and historical maps)

Celtic music

Several previous postings extolled the merits of Celtic Connections Conference ’16; however, we haven’t gone into detail about the musical treats which will delight conference attendees. Continue reading Celtic music

24-hour access option at RootsIreland

RootsIreland has introduced a 24-hour subscription, an option which sounds like a great idea for those planning a marathon research session. Continue reading 24-hour access option at RootsIreland

Further reductions at IGSI bookstore

Delays to a website update mean the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) online bookstore will remain in business for at least a few more weeks! Final liquidation of any remaining book inventory will take place at the Celtic Connections Conference on August 5-6. Continue reading Further reductions at IGSI bookstore

Find living descendants

When we do family history research, we’re generally looking backward. We’re trying to go back into history, one generation at a time. Continue reading Find living descendants

Surprises in the Familysearch catalog

Another blog I follow regularly is “Townland of Origin” written by AncestryProGenealogist Joe Buggy. His May 7th posting tips us off about valuable digitized records that may be hiding in plain sight in the Familysearch catalog. Continue reading Surprises in the Familysearch catalog

Pookas

We enjoyed the charming play Harvey at the Guthrie Theater last weekend. You know, the story about the man who sees and talks with a big white rabbit that’s invisible to everyone else. Continue reading Pookas