The Irish Rovers are coming to St Paul

The Irish Rovers are bringing their Unicorn Tour 2018 to St Paul, Minnesota.


January 13 grand opening

If you haven’t visited the new Minnesota Genealogy Center, plan now to do so on Saturday, January 13, 2018.



The Swedish word dostadning describes an uncluttering process that begins as people age. In her new book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, to be released in January, author Margaret Magnusson tries to help Americans free themselves and their families from a lifetime of clutter.


The Os and the Macs

All’s quiet on the genealogy front this week. If you missed it, take a minute to read John Grenham’s December 11th blog posting , “How the Os and the Macs Came Back.”


Irish-American Heritage Center, Chicago

“The Irish-American Heritage Center provides the very best in Irish culture through the arts, history, education, dance and social outlets,” says their website.


8 tips to help find your family tree

Genealogist Megan Smolnyak is “the sleuth who uncovered Barack Obama’s Irish ancestry,” and her tips can help you find more about your ancestors.


Genetic map of the people of Ireland

Over six years ago, during my first year as IGSI blogger, I posted about a unique DNA study undertaken by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.


Irish Family History Centre newsletter

Do you receive the Irish Family History Centre (IFHC) newsletter? The biweekly newsletter drops into your email-box every other Saturday morning, always containing something delicious to read with a cup of coffee or tea.


Petition for early release of 1926 Irish census

The Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations (CIGO) is launching an online petition calling for the Irish government to release the 1926 Census.

A comprehensive explanation can be found at the CIGO website:


Visit IGSI Sat, Dec 9, at new library home

Come visit the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) collection now that it’s settled into its new home at the Minnesota Genealogy Center.