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:

RootsIreland subscription special

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


Can you decipher this name?

One of our readers has been dealing with a mystery, and you may be able to help.


Step-by-step wizard

We’re still in South Dakota, and this will be my first blog posted solely via my phone.


Finding and visiting ancestors’ graves

Have you spent hours walking around cemeteries to locate a particular headstone? There may be an easier way.


Beara Peninsula

Did your ancestors come from the Beara Peninsula? Are there any Sullivans, Harringtons, or Sheas in your family tree?

Punch drunk?

Last week saw the release of significant, free resources for Irish research.

Cork ancestors? Free guide available

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News includes a welcome announcement for anyone researching in County Cork.


Half-price Antrim & Down BMD records

A few days remain to take advantage of the Ulster Historical Foundation’s special offer: a half-price sale on their pay-per-view birth, marriage and death records for Counties Antrim and Down.