John Grenham – Online or In Person

John Grenham is a “go-to guy” for Irish genealogy topics. He recently updated his “Irish Ancestors” website with a comprehensive list of online Irish records: http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/online.htm

Grenham’s website has terrific search options (e.g., Surname, Ancestor, Placenames, Browse, Wizard) and great maps. 

Even better, you’ll have a chance to see and hear John Grenham in person at the Celtic Connections conference, “The Leaving of Home: Migration, Motivation and Myth,” August 15-16 in Waltham, MA. The conference is co-hosted by The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Inc (TIARA) and Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI).

The conference brochure gives a short bio of John Grenham and describes his presentations:

John Grenham is the author of the standard guide to Irish genealogy, Tracing your Irish Ancestors (4th ed. 2012). Since 1998, he has developed and run the Irish Times “Irish Ancestors” website. He has written the weekly “Irish Roots” column in The Irish Times since February 2009. His website is johngrenham.com. Topics he will present at Celtic Connections:

  • Irish Church Records: the Known Unknown
  • Reverse Genealogy: Strategies and Records for Tracking Down Living Relatives in Ireland
  • Lost Sheep: Why You Can’t Find Your Irish Ancestors Online (Even Though You Know They’re There)

Don’t miss this conference. Check out the details and register now: http://tiara.ie/

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