John Grenham announced in February that his weekly “Irish Roots” column and his “Irish Ancestors” database would be leaving The Irish Times website. In her blog posting today, Claire Santry has the scoop about where the “Irish Ancestors” database has been relocated.
This is news you shouldn’t miss: www.irishgenealogynews.com/.
While you’re checking out Grenham’s new website, don’t fail to notice his blog has also moved to the new address. Today he writes about “You and me and Kim Jong-Un.”
Unless you’re brand new to our IGSI blog, you already know John Grenham will be one of the featured presenters at the Celtic Connections Conference ’16, “Irish Roots across America,” to be held August 5-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Grenham will speak twice at the conference, undoubtedly with his usual candor and wit. For a taste of what you might hear, re-read a few of his blog items.
Grenham’s Friday topic is “Why are Irish names uniquely slippery?”, and he will close the conference on Saturday with “Free at last: Why Irish records are so peculiar and so cheap.”
This will be a rare opportunity for U.S. family historians with Irish roots to hear Grenham and the other super-star genealogists (Brian Donovan, Dr. Bruce Durie, Brian Mitchell and William Roulston). The conference registration fee is only $150 – through May 31 when it increases to $175.
You can read more and register here: http://celtic-connections.org/ . The conference brochure is now easily accessed from the home page.
There’s also a link to “Lodging” where you’ll find discounted room rates at the conference hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place.
Advance registration for the conference will close entirely on July 1 (unless we reach capacity before then).
More details about the venue and musical entertainment will be added soon so keep an eye on the website.