IGSI Fall Gathering on December 10

Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) sponsors “Irish Saturday” on the second Saturday of most months. Continue reading IGSI Fall Gathering on December 10

Additions to the Duchas Schools’ Collection

Duchas.ie is a project to digitize the National Folklore Collection of Ireland, one of the largest folklore collections in the world. All 26 counties of the Republic are now represented. Continue reading Additions to the Duchas Schools’ Collection

Dick Eastman is wrong?

Whoa! The title of the posting mimics John Grenham’s and is intended as an attention-grabber. Continue reading Dick Eastman is wrong?

Mary and Charley?

An oval, framed photograph found in the attic of my husband’s boyhood home remains a mystery to us. Every once in a while I take it out and try by force of will to get the picture to disclose who the people are. Continue reading Mary and Charley?

Tips for using Google

We’ve probably all used Google to do family history queries, with varying degrees of success. Turns out there’s a science to it. Continue reading Tips for using Google

The value of obituaries and death notices

Some of the best family history leads I’ve ever uncovered have come from obituaries. Continue reading The value of obituaries and death notices

Vikings vs Packers, Blues vs Red & Green

All is well with the world when the Minnesota Vikings beat the rival Green Bay Packers (17-14), especially when the game is played at the beautiful new U.S. Bank Stadium. Continue reading Vikings vs Packers, Blues vs Red & Green

Punch drunk?

Last week saw the release of significant, free resources for Irish research. Continue reading Punch drunk?

Irish-American facts from U.S. census

The U.S. Census Bureau and IrishCentral provided the following “Top Ten Facts on Irish Americans”: Continue reading Irish-American facts from U.S. census

FamilySearch Webinars

FamilySearch sponsors a long list of free webinars on family history. Continue reading FamilySearch Webinars