Top 300 surnames of Derry-Londonderry

If your ancestors came from Derry, you’re in luck! Brian Mitchell has written another book, The Top 300 Surnames of Derry-Londonderry, with maps by Sam Mitchell. Continue reading Top 300 surnames of Derry-Londonderry

FMP adds Scottish Catholic records

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

Case Studies in The Septs

The April 2017 issue of The Septs arrived in our mailbox Wednesday afternoon! What a delight! Continue reading Case Studies in The Septs

Poet Katie Donovan to receive O’Shaughnessy Award

“Poet Katie Donovan of Dublin will receive the 21st annual O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies,” according to a news story from the St. Thomas newsroom. Continue reading Poet Katie Donovan to receive O’Shaughnessy Award

Orphaned photographs

Old pictures are what motivated me to start family history research. Continue reading Orphaned photographs

Roscommon to Texas, MD

A handful of blogs regularly capture my attention, including Joe Buggy’s “Townland of Origin.” Continue reading Roscommon to Texas, MD

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 session.

Remember, 4 pm GMT is 11 am CDT.

Reserve a spot now at www.findmypast.com/.

Early bird registration ends today

“Early bird” registration ends today for the Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) conferences in June and September. Continue reading Early bird registration ends today

Ancestry bugs?

Have you experienced problems with Ancestry.com and thought it might be a programming bug? Continue reading Ancestry bugs?

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.”  Continue reading Free genealogy sites in each state