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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Weddings, Heirlooms, and Stories

I count among my friends a number of good genealogists and writers. One of them is Lois Abromitis Mackin, who also writes a blog.

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MGS library open longer on Thursdays

Good news for Minnesota researchers! The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library is now open on Thursdays from 10 am to 8 pm continuously, eliminating its previous closing from 4-6 pm.

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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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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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