FTDNA surname project

I’ve blogged before about FTDNA’s Hickey project. DNA ‘techies’ may find the latest report  from the project administrator of interest: Continue reading FTDNA surname project

Unique aspects of Irish research

Are you feeling a yen for a class to help with your Irish research? But you say, “IGSI is in the process of moving to a new location, there may not be any classes for a while?” Continue reading Unique aspects of Irish research

How green is the Emerald Isle?

The following information about the symposium, How Green is the Emerald Isle? Ireland and the Environment, comes from Jim Rogers and the Center for Irish Studies: Continue reading How green is the Emerald Isle?

Beginner’s guide to genealogy

Occasionally we hear from other bloggers. Mark Orwig was the most recent. Continue reading Beginner’s guide to genealogy

Ordnance Survey Maps – CHEAP!

Who doesn’t love paper maps, especially maps of Ireland? Spreading them out and inspecting the vicinity where our ancestors lived. Looking at the routes they may have taken. Seeing where churches, castles, bridges, and graveyards are located. Learning new words like barrow (hill), cillin (small cemetery), and motte (mound with a stronghold). Continue reading Ordnance Survey Maps – CHEAP!

IGSI moving sale/giveaway this Saturday

What happens whenever you move? You discover things you’d rather sell cheap or give away rather than move to the new location. Continue reading IGSI moving sale/giveaway this Saturday

New Jersey marriage index (1901-2016) now online

The folks at Reclaim the Records, a not-for-profit activist group, never rest! They’re continually adding new record sets, and the latest is the New Jersey Marriage Index. Continue reading New Jersey marriage index (1901-2016) now online

Leif Erikson Day?

Many Americans are enjoying a holiday from work today. Some call it “Columbus Day,” and others celebrate “Indigenous People’s Day.” Continue reading Leif Erikson Day?

Don’t be too precious

“Don’t be too precious” is the Irish way of saying, “Stay flexible,” and it’s good advice. Continue reading Don’t be too precious

NYC proposing to restrict vital records access

Help ensure access to New York City vital records. Make your voice heard before the October 24 (5 pm ET) deadline. Continue reading NYC proposing to restrict vital records access