Comparing the “Big Four”

Do you ever wonder which online genealogy service is best? The “Big Four” are Ancestry, FamilySearch, findmypast and MyHeritage.

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Generation Ireland summer camp

Looking for a unique summer experience for the teenager in your family?

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The past is a prologue

Subject line was the title of a temporary exhibition at an art gallery we visited last weekend in Evora, Portugal.

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St Pat’s Day special for pedigree nametags

Show off your heritage at upcoming St Patrick’s Day events! Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) is offering nametags that identify you and your pedigree.

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Beginning Irish Research

Saturday, February 11, 2017 – the second Saturday of the month and therefore Irish Saturday at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library – will feature a “Beginning Irish Research” class.

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DNA surname project update

Since 2008 when we submitted a FamilyTree y-DNA test kit, my husband Bill has been part of the FTDNA Hickey surname project.

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Naturalization records at Mpls library

The Minneapolis Central Library now carries Minnesota 4th District Court (Hennepin County) naturalization records covering the period 1858-1930.

DNA of the Milesians

My husband and I continue our escape from Minnesota winter in Spain. Our time here has prompted me to reconsider some old news regarding genealogical connections between Spain and Ireland.

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Using home sources

Sometimes when we begin researching family history, our first thought is to fly off to our ancestor’s country of origin. A better step is to go through documents and photos found right there in your home.

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Catching up with Claire

In her January 12th blog, Claire Santry posted the “catch-up dozen” of Irish Genealogy News items.

Read all about it here: www.irishgenealogynews.com/.