Sir Duke the Pride of Upton

Oh, the things one finds in boxes in the basement!

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Tell the good and bad about family

Has your research ever uncovered “black sheep” or other dark tales about your family? Have you wondered whether the information should be shared?

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From Laois to Kerry

A new history/genealogy book has been published about the families of Laois.

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Andersons in Carrig

The latest edition of IGSI’s eNewsletter, Ginealas, arrived in members’ email boxes this weekend. A flurry of online map ordering activity ensued.

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Honoring Pioneer Women, 1840-1860

A few months ago I blogged about a restoration project at the historic Sibley House property, which is owned by the Minnesota Historical Society. Unfortunately I don’t have as much progress to report as I’d hoped.

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A breakthrough? A gift? A false lead?

A quaking Ancestry leaf brought me an intriguing surprise today.

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More serendipitous genealogy

I’ve blogged before about Curt Brown’s “Minnesota History” tales from the StarTribune Sunday newspaper. Another good one appeared yesterday, titled “Finding birth family ‘brings tears’.”

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Funny Business

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has announced the schedule for a new season.

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Poor law records

While it’s exciting to find an ancestor’s name in old records, I find it’s also illuminating to read stories about the times in which they lived and what their contemporaries experienced.

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Grimmet, Straiton, Ayrshire?

While browsing Ancestry hints, I came across a story about DNA discoveries and my Scots-Irish ancestors.

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