Fire and police departments of Minneapolis

What a happy surprise I had this morning while surfing the ‘net! The topic of Joe Buggy’s February 4th blog posting: the fire and police departments of Minneapolis. Continue reading Fire and police departments of Minneapolis

Not all Irish were Catholic

February 13 is Irish Saturday at the William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center (previously called the Minnesota Genealogical Society Library), and Audrey Leonard will be presenting the class. Here’s a description: Continue reading Not all Irish were Catholic

82-year-old finds birth mother

The moral of this story is “don’t give up the search.” An 82-year-old woman, born to a teenage mother and given up for adoption, was reunited with her 96-year-old birth mother. Continue reading 82-year-old finds birth mother

More CCC ’16 speakers

Nine additional presenters have been confirmed for the Celtic Connections Conference ’16, to be held August 5-6, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. Continue reading More CCC ’16 speakers

UHF North American tour

The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has announced details for its 2016 North American tour. Continue reading UHF North American tour

Findmypast to launch indexed Irish parish records

Findmypast made another big announcement this week at Rootstech. They plan to launch 10 million indexed Irish Roman Catholic birth and marriage records in March 2016. Continue reading Findmypast to launch indexed Irish parish records

Findmypast offers free U.S. marriage records

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Findmypast has released 33 million new marriage records and is offering free access until 15 February 2016. Continue reading Findmypast offers free U.S. marriage records

Updates to IGP Archives

One of our loyal blog-followers recommended we post what’s new regarding the Irish Genealogy Project (IGP) Archives, and her email conveyed a listing of new records in December. Continue reading Updates to IGP Archives

New Co. Monaghan records online

Irish Family History Foundation has announced the addition of 8000 records to its Rootsireland online collection. Continue reading New Co. Monaghan records online

DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are

Learning more about DNA is one of my genealogical resolutions for 2016. This looks like a good place to start. Continue reading DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are