Poor Law Union removals from England

Ancestry.com blogs can be regular sources of historic context about their records. Today’s Ancestry UK posting is an excellent example.


Latest issue of Irish Roots Magazine

The 2017 Second Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine arrived by email this week. Another fact-filled edition!


Buried in Fingal

A new database was launched last week which includes searchable details for 65,000 people buried in the Fingal area, north of Dublin.

Written records can be wrong

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

Finding your Pennsylvania ancestors

“Millions of Americans have ancestors who lived in Pennsylvania at some point in their lives. Prominent groups of immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania include Germans, Irish, African-Americans, Italians, Swiss, Dutch and Chinese. “


Griffith’s Valuation class

As every Irish family history researcher quickly learns, very few pre-1901 census records survive. Instead we must squeeze out every morsel of information from land surveys completed by Richard Griffiths between 1847 and 1865.


The Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide

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


Free days at Findmypast.com

“Findmypast is encouraging fledgling family historians to start their journey of discovery by providing five days of free access to their entire collection of birth, marriage, death and census records.”


Upcoming IGSI classes

Here’s the schedule of Irish Saturday classes sponsored by Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) for May/June/July:


Special holiday pricing on UHF conferences

The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has announced a Special Easter holiday price on their upcoming June and September conferences. If you register by April 27, 2017, the cost to participate is just 799.99 GBP (approximately $1000 USD).