Return to the Causeway

Do you have ancestors from Antrim or Derry? Thinking about a trip to Ireland? Continue reading Return to the Causeway

Catching up with Claire

In her January 12th blog, Claire Santry posted the “catch-up dozen” of Irish Genealogy News items.

Read all about it here: www.irishgenealogynews.com/.

Free access to Findmypast BMD records

This could be the weekend to make a breakthrough in your research.

Findmypast has announced free access to its 1.9 billion birth, marriage, death and census records. The offer is good for four days, ending at 2 pm CST, Sunday, January 15.

Start your journey here: www.findmypast.ie/start-your-journey/

NEHGS launches database

I’m posting this from Morocco. In between tours, including visits to Berber families living in caves and tents and a dromedary ride in the Sahara Desert, I’ve had little time for genealogy research. However if your ancestors passed through greater Boston, read on. Continue reading NEHGS launches database

Still time to register for January 14 class

There’s still time for planning to attend the next Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) class! Continue reading Still time to register for January 14 class

Good news from IGRS

The Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) has announced another boost to its early Birth/Marriage/Death indexes. Continue reading Good news from IGRS

No hablo espanol

Bill and I have arrived in Madrid for our latest winter adventure. We will be visiting Spain, Morocco and Portugal. As the title of this posting states, we don’t speak Spanish/Castilian – or Arabic or Portugese. Hence our expectation there will be adventures. Continue reading No hablo espanol

Explore local history treasures

Happy 2017!  The new year will definitely be happy if you’re interested in the history of Minneapolis or Hennepin County. Continue reading Explore local history treasures

Goals for a new year

I generally avoid making resolutions for the new year because of the likelihood for failure. Maybe I’d have more success by focusing on a number of goals, like picking from a menu throughout the year. Continue reading Goals for a new year

Define your dash?

In the closing days of 2016, we begin to assess the past year and think ahead about our hopes for 2017. Continue reading Define your dash?