Search Ancestry 13-colony records for free

Another Independence Day special: Ancestry is offering free access to records from the original 13 colonies, until 11 pm (CDT) July 4.

See the Fourth of July collection here: http://search.ancestry.com/search/group/us_july4th?

Free Revolutionary War records on Fold3

To celebrate Independence Day, Fold3 is offering free access to its Revolutionary War records July 1-15. Continue reading Free Revolutionary War records on Fold3

Irish Lives Remembered theme: Women

The Summer 2017 issue of Irish Lives Remembered has been written around the theme of ‘Women’ and is an eclectic mix of articles. As always, Irish Lives Remembered is online and free. Continue reading Irish Lives Remembered theme: Women

Independence from incomplete family tree

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) suggests you “declare your independence this holiday week from an incomplete family tree. Search and browse free among 1.4 BILLION names on AmericanAncestors.org, the award-winning website of NEHGS.”

Until 10:59 pm (CDT) on Thursday, July 6, “you’ll have complete freedom to roam” on all its online databases.

Start now: www.americanancestors.org/freebillion.

RootsMagic brings Ancestry to desktop software

Over the past year, Ancestry and RootsMagic have been collaborating to develop Ancestry features in RootsMagic products. They’ve now announced the launch of “RootsMagic 7 with TreeShare for Ancestry.” Continue reading RootsMagic brings Ancestry to desktop software

Get the most out of FamilySearch

With the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend, it’s not too early to start thinking about Irish Saturday, July 9, 2017. Irish Genealogical Society Intl (IGSI) sponsors classes and volunteer research assistance on the second Saturday (of most months). Continue reading Get the most out of FamilySearch

End coming for FamilySearch microfilm

On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services. The last day to order microfilm will be August 31. Continue reading End coming for FamilySearch microfilm

Take a dip in Familysearch

“New FamilySearch enhanced civil registration collection holds enhanced detail,” says the Irish Genealogy News (IGN) headline. Continue reading Take a dip in Familysearch

Orphaned Irish-American finds his family

This posting is too late for Father’s Day, but a heartwarming story about coincidences appeared recently in the IrishCentral. Continue reading Orphaned Irish-American finds his family

Free Findmypast weekend

Findmypast is offering free access to its British and Irish records this weekend, June 22-26. Continue reading Free Findmypast weekend