Vital Records Handbook

Newly published is a seventh edition of the International Vital Records Handbook by Thomas Jay Kemp.


Grace and the Great Hunger

Looking for a late-summer read? Maybe some fiction for a change of pace?


Technology for Sharing Genealogy

The July 2017 issue of The Septs has been out for a couple weeks. Its theme was ‘Technology for Sharing Genealogy’.


Book Review: Irish Genealogy Guide

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland is a book deserving of a place in every Irish family historian’s library. Whether you’re brand new to researching or an ‘old hand’ at genealogy, you’ll find value in this guide, published in 2017 by Family Tree Books.


Another July 4th special: Irish newspapers

New subscribers to the Irish Newspaper Archives can get a 50% discount through July 7th!

Irish Lives Remembered theme: Women

The Summer 2017 issue of Irish Lives Remembered has been written around the theme of ‘Women’ and is an eclectic mix of articles. As always, Irish Lives Remembered is online and free.


Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, 4th ed.

Flyleaf Press has announced a new edition of the book by James G. Ryan and Brian Smith:

Flyleaf Press will shortly publish a completely updated Edition of Tracing your Dublin Ancestors, a guide to all of the records available for tracing families in Dublin city and county, and how to find them and use them […]

Sibley family

For several years I’ve been involved in attempts to restore a monument honoring “Minnesota Pioneer Women, 1840-1860,” located on the grounds of the Sibley Historic Site in Mendota, MN.


The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide

The front cover of the May/June 2017 Family Tree Magazine boasts “Discover Your Irish Roots.”


Top 300 surnames of Derry-Londonderry

If your ancestors came from Derry, you’re in luck! Brian Mitchell has written another book, The Top 300 Surnames of Derry-Londonderry, with maps by Sam Mitchell.