Free genealogy sites in each state

While I’m not a regular Facebook follower, I did catch the posting Char O’Connell recently shared about “Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State.”  Continue reading Free genealogy sites in each state

Endorsement for Duchas.ie

One of our readers shared a recommendation which we’re passing along to you.

Here’s her enthusiastic message about the website www.duchas.ie/en:

This was posted to a FB page I’m on for county Cavan, specifically related to a Uni College of Dublin project digitizing the folklore collection written by students throughout Ireland in the 1930’s. I found a book collection from the Townland my great grandfather Charles Cowan came from in County Cavan by doing a search on the map page. At the top of the home page are tabs including one for surnames which is fascinating! It lists all the variant spellings for the surnames found from one of the projects.

Anyway, I was so excited. I had time to read a few entries from the kids at the school in Legaginny about remedies for maladies which is fascinating. Not to mention the surname section.

If you haven’t checked out this resource, it’s definitely worth your time to do so. You can query by People, Topics, Places and Surnames – or scroll down to the bottom of the home page and select Editor’s Pick.

Here’s a blog posting about one of my first experiences on the site: http://blog.irishgenealogical.org/?p=6568.

Updated Irish Genealogy e-book

Claire Santry of Irish Genealogy News has updated her e-book with record collections released in 2016. Continue reading Updated Irish Genealogy e-book

Finding living descendants

Looking ahead, what do you have planned for Saturday morning, April 8? I invite you to join me to learn about “Finding Living Descendants: Tracing Your Family Forward.” Continue reading Finding living descendants

Don’t forget the collaterals

What a great title! It was the subject of an exceptionally helpful blog by Donna Moughty. Continue reading Don’t forget the collaterals

Stories from IGRS 80th Anniversary Archive

With the flurry of St Patrick’s Day activity around free or reduced-price access to Irish research websites, we failed to report another type of celebration: the release of stories from the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS)  80th Anniversary Archive. Continue reading Stories from IGRS 80th Anniversary Archive

Trivia for a St Patrick’s dinner party

These tidbits came from an article in the Minneapolis StarTribune (Monday, March 13, 2017):  Continue reading Trivia for a St Patrick’s dinner party

Half-price sale at AncestryIreland

To coincide with St Patrick’s Day, the Ulster Historical Foundation is offering their 2 million pay-per-view birth, marriage and death records for Counties Antrim and Down – as well as their Gravestone records –  at half-price. Continue reading Half-price sale at AncestryIreland

American Ancestors piles on with free access thru Mar 22

American Ancestors, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Service (NEHGS), is celebrating St Patrick’s Day by offering free access to its Irish resources from March 15-22. Continue reading American Ancestors piles on with free access thru Mar 22

Double your Shamrock Fund donations

The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) is an all-volunteer society, and membership dues don’t cover all the costs of running the non-profit organization. Continue reading Double your Shamrock Fund donations