Petty sessions court records

Do  you have a subscription to Findmypast? If not, you should plan a trip to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library where you can research Findmypast on library computers. Continue reading Petty sessions court records

Issue 100 of Irish Roots Magazine

The Irish Roots magazine has published its 100th issue, on the tails of 99 quarterly editions going back to 1992. Continue reading Issue 100 of Irish Roots Magazine

Did your ancestors work in the linen industry?

Irish linen has been called the “Fabric of Ireland.” Woven from flax fibers, linen constituted an important industry in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue reading Did your ancestors work in the linen industry?

More Black Friday specials

If eating too much turkey on Thanksgiving made you so sleepy you forgot today was Black Friday, here’s a reminder about some of the special genealogy-related deals available today or through the weekend. Continue reading More Black Friday specials

FTDNA Family Finder results

The report from my Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) autosomal test arrived in an email announcing “New Family Finder Results.” The message went on to explain: Continue reading FTDNA Family Finder results

RootsIreland subscription special

Happy Thanksgiving from RootsIreland! For the next week they’re offering annual subscriptions at 1/3 off. Continue reading RootsIreland subscription special

IGSI fall gathering on December 10th

You don’t have to be a member of the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) to join us; if you’re reading this blog, you’re invited to the IGSI “fall gathering” on Saturday afternoon, December 10. Continue reading IGSI fall gathering on December 10th

Using the DAR ‘Ancestor Tab’

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) provides a free resource – its Genealogical Research System (GRS) – to aid in general research as well as to assist in the DAR membership process. You don’t have to be a DAR member to use this resource. Continue reading Using the DAR ‘Ancestor Tab’

Family Tree DNA holiday sale

The annual  Family Tree DNA holiday sale has begun. Their full line of DNA testing kits has been discounted. Continue reading Family Tree DNA holiday sale

2018 CCC logo contest

Only three months have passed since the 2016 Celtic Connections Conference took place in St Louis Park, MN, and already the committee is hard at work on plans for the 2018 conference. Continue reading 2018 CCC logo contest