75% Black Friday discount on Findmypast

New U.S. subscribers can purchase a 30-day Findmypast World package for just $4.99, through Cyber Monday, November 27.

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Corrections made to 1901/1911 census

John Grenham reports the first round of census corrections have gone live on the National Archives website.

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Celtic Connections 2018 coming to Boston

August 10-11, 2018, may seem like a long time in the future, but you’ll kick yourself if you don’t reserve those dates now. Plan to attend Celtic Connections 2018, where you’ll find your “Pathways to the Past.”

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Autumn issue of Irish Lives Remembered

The Autumn 2017 issue of Irish Lives Remembered features an image of the American Civil War battle at Spottsylvania on its cover. A young man from County Wexford earned a Medal of Honor there but lost his life.

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New home for IGSI

Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) is getting settled into its new home in Mendota Heights.

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Researching Irish Ancestors on the Internet

No Irish Saturday is scheduled at the MGS library in November 2017, but that doesn’t mean Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) won’t be sponsoring a class!

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Discounts at Irish Newspaper Archive

If you’ve been wanting to do research in Irish newspapers, Halloween may be a good time to start. Irish Newspaper Archive is offering subscription discounts of 30-35%.

Unique aspects of Irish research

Are you feeling a yen for a class to help with your Irish research? But you say, “IGSI is in the process of moving to a new location, there may not be any classes for a while?”

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Ordnance Survey Maps – CHEAP!

Who doesn’t love paper maps, especially maps of Ireland? Spreading them out and inspecting the vicinity where our ancestors lived. Looking at the routes they may have taken. Seeing where churches, castles, bridges, and graveyards are located. Learning new words like barrow (hill), cillin (small cemetery), and motte (mound with a stronghold).

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Don’t be too precious

“Don’t be too precious” is the Irish way of saying, “Stay flexible,” and it’s good advice.