Last week in his blog, Dick Eastman posted a review of the book Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 4th Edition, by John Grenham. Published in 2012, the book isn’t new, but it stands as one of the most useful books in Irish genealogy.
If you don’t have the book in your personal library, you should. Read Bobbi King’s book review here: https://blog.eogn.com/2016/07/15/book-review-tracing-your-irish-ancestors/#more-14258.
I smiled when I read the comment left by an Eastman follower named Virginia: “…(Grenham’s) once-a-week blog is also not to be missed. And if you get a chance to hear him speak, he is quite witty as he explains the labyrinth of Irish genealogy.”
Amen, Virginia! John Grenham will be one of the presenters at the Celtic Connections Conference ’16 scheduled for August 5-6 in St Louis Park, MN. If you attend, you can hear him speak twice:
- Friday, August 5: Why are Irish Names Uniquely Slippery?
- Saturday, August 6: Free at Last: Why Irish Records Are So Peculiar & So Cheap
Not only can you hear Grenham and his witticisms, you could purchase a copy of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, 4th edition, and have him autograph it!
Four of the featured conference presenters from Ireland/Scotland are also published authors. These genealogy rock stars – Grenham, Brian Mitchell, Dr. Bruce Durie and William Roulston – will be available to sign a limited number of their books being offered at special conference prices.
You’ll regret missing CCC ’16 if you don’t attend. Register now: http://celtic-connections.org/.