MyHeritage adds “Instant Discoveries”

To demonstrate the appeal of its new feature, “Instant Discoveries,” MyHeritage took to the streets of New York to preview the product with passers-by at Grand Central Terminal and Times Square.   Continue reading MyHeritage adds “Instant Discoveries”

Fold 3 (and more) available through library

Public libraries frequently offer subscriptions to genealogy resources – and you may be able to access them from your home computer! If you have a library card, check your library’s website regularly to see what’s available. Continue reading Fold 3 (and more) available through library

New Irish Surnames Index

Earlier this month an Irish Surnames Index was made available for searching on www.dúchas.ie. The compilation of nearly 3000 surnames emerged from almost 80 years of collecting work by the Irish Folklore Commission, which began officially collecting folklore from around the country in 1935. Continue reading New Irish Surnames Index

Lectures at GSI in Dublin

The Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI) publishes the monthly Genealogical Gazette which always includes a valuable tidbit or two. Continue reading Lectures at GSI in Dublin

Petty Sessions Court Registers at Findmypast

“If your ancestor had a brush with the law in Ireland, there has never been a better time to find them,” says Findmypast. Continue reading Petty Sessions Court Registers at Findmypast

New Records Online for Tipperary North

From Irish Family History Foundation:

Tipperary North Genealogy Centre has added the Roman Catholic parish of Loughmore-Castleiney from 1798-1899 to its database at www.tipperarynorth.rootsireland.ie. The full list of available sources for the North Tipperary Genealogy Centre can be viewed here .

A reminder that GIFT VOUCHERS are available on our site in denominations of 25.00 Euro and 50.00 Euro, and would make an ideal Christmas gift – https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/gift-voucher.php

Dog License Register leads to Death Record

Sometimes I dismiss announcements about releases of historic records, particularly when the records just don’t sound that significant. Lesson to be learned: one should look at ALL possible record sources. Continue reading Dog License Register leads to Death Record

Celtic Christmas at O’Shaughnessy

A blurb in today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune announces a delightful holiday concert: Continue reading Celtic Christmas at O’Shaughnessy

New North Mayo records available

Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) researcher Audrey reminded me about the following month-old announcement from the Irish Family History Foundation:   Continue reading New North Mayo records available

Irish Cousins and Minnesota Catholicism

In recent months the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Sunday editions) have regularly included articles on Minnesota history. I generally prefer reading about historic events than about present-day politics or other catastrophes. I’ve enjoyed the Trib’s series immensely. Continue reading Irish Cousins and Minnesota Catholicism