Back to school

Are you starting to think about the kids going back to school? Maybe you should be making plans for yourself?

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Facts & myths about Irish research

Don’t forget the Minnesota Irish Fair this weekend, August 11-13!

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1775 Dublin Directory database launched

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has announced the launch of a new resource on its website, a database index to Wilson’s 1775 Dublin Directory.

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Irish Genealogy Essentials – October 2017

The Ulster Historical Foundation released this announcement about Irish Genealogy Essentials: A Family History Course:

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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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Reimagining the National Library

Earlier this month the National Library of Ireland announced plans for a four-year, major redevelopment of the main building on Kildare Street.

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Technology for Sharing Genealogy

The July 2017 issue of The Septs has been out for a couple weeks. Its theme was ‘Technology for Sharing Genealogy’.

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Book Review: Irish Genealogy Guide

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Ancestors in Ireland is a book deserving of a place in every Irish family historian’s library. Whether you’re brand new to researching or an ‘old hand’ at genealogy, you’ll find value in this guide, published in 2017 by Family Tree Books.

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Back door to FamilySearch

Lots of blogging about FamilySearch during the past week or so, and here’s more.

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