Even more about CCC ’16 presenters

As promised, here’s more information about additional presenters at “Celtic Roots Across America,” the Celtic Connections Conference happening in Minnesota on August 5-6:


William H. Mulligan, Jr., is Professor of History at Murray State University, where he teaches courses in US and Irish history. He is the author of a number of books and more than a dozen articles and book chapters, and has lectured and spoken at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, the U.K., Germany, France, and Brazil.

Mulligan’s lecture topics will be “What Ireland Did They Leave: A Brief Overview of Irish History and Why People Left” and “An Errand for My Father: Researching My Ancestors.”


Sheila O’Rourke Northrop is a professional genealogist and President of FamilyTracer.net, a progressive Family History research company. She previously served hundreds of clients as co-president of Midwest Ancestor Research for 12 years. She is a member of many genealogical organizations and has volunteered in leadership positions.

Northrop will speak about “Cops and Robbers — An Occupational Trail Spotlight.”


Tom Rice, CGSM, is a professional genealogical researcher, lecturer, and writer. He is a past director of the Minnesota Genealogy Society, past officer and current director of the Irish Genealogy Society International, managing editor of the IGSI journal The Septs, and a Minnesota Historical Society genealogy help desk volunteer. He has attended 11 week-long genealogy institutes.

Rice’s lecture topic will be “Paths to Learning Irish Genealogy.”


Paula Stuart-Warren, CGSM, works internationally in genealogical and historical research, lecturing, and consulting. Her specialties include unusual records, problem solving, methodology, major repositories, and Native American research. Paula is a Course Coordinator for two institutes (SLIG and GRIP), and a former officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists and board member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society. She currently serves on the Federation of Genealogical Societies Board of Directors. Her Irish ancestry far exceeds the other parts.

Stuart-Warren will address “Irish Railroad Workers and Records of the Railroads” and “Making the Most of U.S. Resources to Find Irish Locality Connections.”

All conference details — including info about presenters, a complete schedule, and a link for hotel reservations — can be found here:  http://celtic-connections.org/.

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