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.

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How the Irish saved the Union at Gettysburg

Pickett’s Charge, a new book by Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker, might also be titled “How the Irish won the war for America at Gettysburg and fought fellow Irish to do it.”

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Ordnance Survey Ireland maps

Maps are a family historian’s friend. They help us picture where our ancestors lived, the neighboring towns and parish churches, and the geographic features of the area.

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NGS releases updated Pennsylvania guide

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has updated their guide to Research in Pennsylvania. Part of their series on Research in the States, the new edition is available for purchase online in either PDF or print versions.

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Books for Irish family history research

While you’ll find lots of family history information online, the traditionalists among us often prefer to hold a book in our hands.

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Irish Lives Remembered, Summer 2016

The Summer 2o16 issue of Irish Lives Remembered carries many stories about World War I. And more!

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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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The Harp and the Hand

Last November I received an email request from author Teva J. Scheer to review a draft of her new, in-progress book, The Harp and the Hand – Exploring Irish Roots.

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Further reductions at IGSI bookstore

Delays to a website update mean the Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) online bookstore will remain in business for at least a few more weeks! Final liquidation of any remaining book inventory will take place at the Celtic Connections Conference on August 5-6.

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New books by Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell is widely recognized for his genealogical expertise in Derry City and County. His book, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, is considered one of the standard guides for Irish research. Now Mitchell has published two new books, The People of Derry City, 1921, and The Place Names of County Derry.

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