Free days at

“Findmypast is encouraging fledgling family historians to start their journey of discovery by providing five days of free access to their entire collection of birth, marriage, death and census records.”


Another freebie offer – New England probate records

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has announced an offer of free access to their 32 probate-related databases, starting yesterday (April 18) and running through Tuesday, April 25 (midnight, Eastern time).


How to identify Irish places

In his blog posting this week, John Grenham shares “a few tips to help crack tough place-names.”

He lists a number of online sources for researching placenames. Don’t miss reading his helpful advice:

Free Ancestry access to Irish/UK/Commonwealth records is offering free access this weekend to its Irish, UK, and Commonwealth records! According to the ad, that’s their biggest free-access event ever.


Free FamilyTreeWebinars this weekend

To celebrate the airing of its 500th webinar, Legacy’s will be offering free access to its entire library this Friday through Sunday, April 14-16.


FMP adds Scottish Catholic records

In the first update of their Roman Catholic Heritage Archive, Findmypast (FMP) has released 1.2 million Scottish records.


Roscommon to Texas, MD

A handful of blogs regularly capture my attention, including Joe Buggy’s “Townland of Origin.”


Unlocking Roman Catholic records

Here’s an announcement from Findmypast about a free webinar:

Join resident Irish and Catholic records expert Brian Donovan at 4 pm on Monday, April 10, for a FREE webinar on the Findmypast Catholic Heritage Archive, millions of never-before-published records ready for you to explore.

The presentation will be accompanied by a live question and answer […]

Ancestry bugs?

Have you experienced problems with and thought it might be a programming bug?


Free genealogy sites in each state

While I’m not a regular Facebook follower, I did catch the posting Char O’Connell recently shared about “Absolutely Free Genealogy Research Sites for Every Single U.S. State.”