Photo clues

While sorting through another box of family belongings, I came across an old photo album.

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Irish naming convention

Did you read yesterday’s posting about the 1826 Tithe Applotment record and ask “couldn’t Bartholomew have been James’ father, instead of brother?”

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Tithe Applotment Books revisited

This week genealogist/blogger Donna Moughty has written an easy-to-understand explanation about Tithe Applotment Books. I find it’s often worthwhile to go back and take another look at sources previously reviewed – and now’s a good time to reconsider this important set of records (1823-1838).

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Weddings, Heirlooms, and Stories

I count among my friends a number of good genealogists and writers. One of them is Lois Abromitis Mackin, who also writes a blog.

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Orphaned Irish-American finds his family

This posting is too late for Father’s Day, but a heartwarming story about coincidences appeared recently in the IrishCentral.

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History in the china cabinet

My husband Bill and I inherited a lot of stuff from our parents. ‘Inherit’ is probably not exactly the right word. It’s more like we became caretakers of family items our parents had received when their parents died.

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Black sheep in your family tree

Some people hesitate to begin searching their family history out of fear they may uncover embarrassing information. Others relish finding stories about scandals and scamps.

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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.

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Pesky hand-writing

A New Zealand blog-reader asked us for assistance in interpreting his great-grandfather’s marriage record.

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Written records can be wrong

The latest Irish Family History Centre’s newsletter contained an article that made me stop and think.