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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Irish Fair of Minnesota

The Irish Fair of Minnesota is the largest FREE Irish fair in the country. Entertainment, a cultural area, and vendors – don’t miss it! Mark your calendars for August 11-13, 2017, at Harriet Island in St. Paul.

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New England Catholic records – free webinar

Are you researching Catholic ancestors from Massachusetts or elsewhere in New England? Have you heard about the Historic Catholic Records Online project? Then you’ll be interested in this free webinar.

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Orphans’ Court in PA

Do you follow IGSI on Facebook? This helpful information was posted there.

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Free Revolutionary War records on Fold3

To celebrate Independence Day, Fold3 is offering free access to its Revolutionary War records July 1-15.

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RootsMagic brings Ancestry to desktop software

Over the past year, Ancestry and RootsMagic have been collaborating to develop Ancestry features in RootsMagic products. They’ve now announced the launch of “RootsMagic 7 with TreeShare for Ancestry.”

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Get the most out of FamilySearch

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s not too early to start thinking about Irish Saturday, July 9, 2017. Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) sponsors classes and volunteer research assistance on the second Saturday (of most months).

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End coming for FamilySearch microfilm

On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services. The last day to order microfilm will be August 31.

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History in the china cabinet

My husband Bill and I inherited a lot of stuff from our parents. ‘Inherit’ is probably not exactly the right word. It’s more like we became caretakers of family items our parents had received when their parents died.

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Black sheep in your family tree

Some people hesitate to begin searching their family history out of fear they may uncover embarrassing information. Others relish finding stories about scandals and scamps.

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