October classes – two bites at the apple

Now you can learn about conducting Irish family history research by attending classes at both the MGS Library and the Celtic Junction Arts Center!

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IGSI collection in WorldCat

The latest issue of Ginealas has been emailed to IGSI members. Have you read your copy?

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Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Did your Irish ancestor receive an army pension between 1724 and 1924? Fold3 may hold details!

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Gross Ile

This blog has been quiet for a few days because we’re on a road trip, headed to a family wedding in Maryland. We’re taking the “long way” with a route to the East Coast through Canada and New England. Today we arrived in Quebec City.

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Civil War pension records

Many Irish emigrants served in the U.S. Civil War. Many died. Tragic as that fact is, it means pension records were created that may now be extremely useful to family history researchers.

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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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1/3 off RootsIreland 12-mo subscription

For the next 10 days you can take advantage of RootsIreland’s special discount on an annual subscription.

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Ship Records

With the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library moving to a new location effective November 1, your remaining opportunities for Irish Saturday classes in 2017 are limited. No classes are scheduled for November or December.

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Ballincollig military men in your ancestry?

A remarkable resource is featured as September’s Archive of the Month at the Representative Church Body (RCB) Library. This collection tells the stories of military men and their families based in Ballincollig, County Cork, 1810-1922.

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Methodists in Ireland

The 2017 Third Quarter issue of Irish Roots Magazine is out. On the cover is the striking “Kindred Spirits” sculpture, nine stainless steel eagle feathers nearly 23 feet tall.

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