North Star Conference

You can register online for the 9th annual North Star Conference, to be held September 30-October 1 at Colonial Church in Edina, MN. With featured speakers Blaine Bettinger and Michael Lacopo, the conference is aptly themed “Exploring New Frontiers in Family History.’”

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Memories of CCC ’16

The 2016 Celtic Connections Conference is history. I trust everyone who attended was entertained and invigorated.

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FREE search of NEHGS Irish databases

From August 2-9 (Tuesday-Tuesday), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering free access to Irish records on its website AmericanAncestors.org.

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Is Griffith’s jinxed?

We’ve entered the homestretch before the “Celtic Roots across America” conference beginning this Friday, August 5, in St Louis Park, MN.

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Book-signing by the authors

Last week in his blog, Dick Eastman posted a review of the book Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 4th Edition, by John Grenham. Published in 2012, the book isn’t new, but it stands as one of the most useful books in Irish genealogy.

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Finding Cousins

Yesterday when I reported AncestryIreland’s half-price BMD sale, I didn’t pass along another nugget from their email announcement.

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Grogan to substitute as CCC presenter

Regretfully, Richard M. Doherty has had to cancel his appearance as a speaker at the Celtic Connections Conference on August 5-6. Mary Ellen Grogan, a professional genealogist living in Boston, Massachusetts, has been contracted to make two presentations in Doherty’s absence.

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CCC registration extended to July 14!

Greetings from South Dakota, where Bill and I are still battling thistles.

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Grenham’s guide to online Irish records

John Grenham now seems nicely moved-in and settled at his new website home, johngrenham.com. Today he blogs about his updated answer to the question, “What Irish genealogical records are online?”

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How to be there without being present

I blog frequently about the Celtic Connections Conference, coming up soon on August 5-6 in St Louis Park, MN. Perhaps you have other commitments on that busy summer weekend which keep you from attending? There’s a way you can participate without having to travel to the conference or pay the registration fee.

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