NAI Upload of Census Docs on April 28

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) plans to upload its collection of 19th century census fragments and census search forms on Monday, April 28. NAI’s genealogy website is free: http://www.genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/ Continue reading NAI Upload of Census Docs on April 28

The Disappearance of Barton Kestle

Author Norah Labinar writes about the disappearance of her great-uncle, Barton Kestle:

I never knew my great uncle Barton Kestle. He disappeared before I was born. He belongs, too, to a disappeared world of typewriters and teacups. In old family photographs he is captured in profile, always off to the side, distant, blurred, as though trying to escape the camera. Continue reading The Disappearance of Barton Kestle

Social Media Mavericks

Family Tree Magazine periodically publishes “best” lists, such as their “101 Best Genealogy Websites 2013.” This week they released “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.” The latest Family Tree Magazine “best” list includes top genealogy bloggers, Tweeters, Facebookers, Pinners and YouTubers “who’ll keep you in the know.”  Continue reading Social Media Mavericks

Brian Ború, The Last Great High King of Ireland

Oh, to be in County Clare this week! The Clare Roots Society is sponsoring a lecture on Thursday, April 17 in Ennis. Dr. Catherine Swift, lecturer in Irish Studies at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will be the guest speaker. Her presentation is entitled “Brian Ború, The Last Great High King of Ireland.” Continue reading Brian Ború, The Last Great High King of Ireland

Who Belongs to IGSI?

Have you ever wondered about the membership of Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI)?  Where are their members located? Are they really an international organization? Continue reading Who Belongs to IGSI?

We’re Back!

 

We’ve “escaped a bullet,” as they say. A WordPress update failed to complete last Friday, April 11, which prevented me from logging in to edit or post for over four days! There was some concern that the archived items couldn’t be restored. Happily, it looks like most everything is back to normal.

My thanks to IGSI board member Tom Rice for his continued technical support. The blog wouldn’t exist without him.

Save the Dates: IGSI Classes in May and June

Sorry about the confusion but there was a mixup in publicized dates for IGSI’s May 10 and June 14 classes.  Here’s the actual schedule for those Irish Saturdays at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library: Continue reading Save the Dates: IGSI Classes in May and June

“They Came From Cork”

When I began researching family history, my husband and his sister repeated what they’d heard from their father about Irish ancestors: “they came from County Cork.” Continue reading “They Came From Cork”

Irish Places and Jurisdictions

April 12 is Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library, which means another IGSI class. Certified genealogist Tom Rice will share information about “Irish Places and Jurisdictions.” Continue reading Irish Places and Jurisdictions

Register for the Celtic Connections Conference!

Registration is open for the Celtic Connections Conference to be held August 15-16, 2014 at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The theme is “The Leaving of Home: Migration, Motivation and Myth.” Continue reading Register for the Celtic Connections Conference!