Comparing the “Big Four”

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


Generation Ireland summer camp

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Catching up with Claire

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

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