Apple genealogy

If you live in Minnesota – or you love apples – you know what a Honeycrisp is. Developed at the University of Minnesota, the Honeycrisp apple is sweet and firm, just like its name. But what about its heritage?

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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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Can you help?

The Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping people discover their Irish heritage and ancestry.

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Vital Records Handbook

Newly published is a seventh edition of the International Vital Records Handbook by Thomas Jay Kemp.

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Love-hate relationship with immigrants

“No Irish need apply,” was the message facing our immigrant ancestors when they looked for work in the U.S.

Facts & myths about Irish research

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

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Galway

Nicknamed ‘The City of Tribes’, Galway was home to 14 tribes of merchant families who led the city in its Hiberno-Norman period after c. 1450.

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Researching fraternal organizations

Was your ancestor a Freemason, an Odd Fellow, a Knight of Columbus, or a member of another fraternal organization? Not sure to what organization they may have belonged?

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Afghan women ask “Where is my name?”

So you thought it was difficult to find the names of your Irish female ancestors? Be glad you’re not doing Afghan research.

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Minnesota ethnicity

Today was another fun, rewarding day at the International Germanic Genealogy Conference. Over the last two days I’ve encountered a bunch of people I know from Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). I didn’t realize so many have a German ancestor.

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