A breakthrough? A gift? A false lead?

A quaking Ancestry leaf brought me an intriguing surprise today. Continue reading A breakthrough? A gift? A false lead?

Last chance for Irish Saturday in S St Paul

The Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) is moving its library and research center from South St Paul to Mendota Heights. Saturday, October 14, will be the last chance for Irish Saturday at the current location. Continue reading Last chance for Irish Saturday in S St Paul

More serendipitous genealogy

I’ve blogged before about Curt Brown’s “Minnesota History” tales from the StarTribune Sunday newspaper. Another good one appeared yesterday, titled “Finding birth family ‘brings tears’.” Continue reading More serendipitous genealogy

Starter package at Findmypast

If you’re just getting started with your family history research – and/or if you haven’t tried Findmypast before – you may be interested in their special starter package. Continue reading Starter package at Findmypast

County Tyrone genealogy

The County Tyrone Genealogy website has moved from Rootsweb to an independent stand-alone site. Continue reading County Tyrone genealogy

Correcting 1901/1911 census transcriptions

Last week, when I found no Monday posting on John Grenham’s blog, I thought perhaps he (like me) was on a road trip taking him away from his computer and genealogical pursuits. Not the case! Continue reading Correcting 1901/1911 census transcriptions

America the Ingenious

I picked up a book while we were traveling, America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World by Kevin Baker. Continue reading America the Ingenious

Funny Business

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has announced the schedule for a new season. Continue reading Funny Business

October classes – two bites at the apple

Now you can learn about conducting Irish family history research by attending classes at both the MGS Library and the Celtic Junction Arts Center! Continue reading October classes – two bites at the apple

NEHGS visits Minnesota!

Speakers from the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are coming to Minnesota on November 18 to present five lectures on “Breaking Down Genealogical Brick Walls: Strategies for Success.” Continue reading NEHGS visits Minnesota!