Resistance genealogy

At the risk of introducing politics to this blog, I still want to share this story and its moral: “People in genealogical glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, and we’re all in genealogical glass houses, metaphorically speaking.” Continue reading Resistance genealogy

Top 10 Irish surnames

Mike Collins emails a weekly “Letter from Ireland,” which is free. When people sign up for the letter, they’re asked to share the Irish surnames in their family tree. Based on the large database Collins has built over the last four years, these are the top ten most numerous Irish surnames, in reverse order:  Continue reading Top 10 Irish surnames

$1 FMP one-month subscription offer, good thru tomorrow

Findmypast (FMP) is offering a super-duper special price for new subscribers, $1 for a one-month subscription. But act immediately because it expires Sun, 21 January, 5:59 pm CST. Continue reading $1 FMP one-month subscription offer, good thru tomorrow

Spring 2018 Virtual Conference

If one of your New Years resolutions was to make progress on your family history research but you can’t afford to travel to a big genealogy conference, this could be for you. Continue reading Spring 2018 Virtual Conference

Moving into Intermediate Research

Your research skills may have advanced beyond the beginner level and you’d like to ‘take it up a notch’ in 2018. Continue reading Moving into Intermediate Research

The Irish Rovers are coming to St Paul

The Irish Rovers are bringing their Unicorn Tour 2018 to St Paul, Minnesota. Continue reading The Irish Rovers are coming to St Paul

Turn family tree into family treasure

Those four-page laminated guides about genealogical research are so handy. Continue reading Turn family tree into family treasure

Forebears

If you’ve wondered where your surname comes from, you can find out for free on the Forebears website. Continue reading Forebears

Sting visits home of ‘pauper’ Irish Ancestor

I always enjoy the PBS TV program “Finding Your Roots” with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. Unfortunately I often miss episodes, including the one about singer-songwriter Sting. Continue reading Sting visits home of ‘pauper’ Irish Ancestor

LOC Veterans History Project

Imagine how exciting it would be to find a recorded interview with a veteran you were researching! This morning it happened to me! Continue reading LOC Veterans History Project