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.

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Books for Irish family history research

While you’ll find lots of family history information online, the traditionalists among us often prefer to hold a book in our hands.

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Is Griffith’s jinxed?

We’ve entered the homestretch before the “Celtic Roots across America” conference beginning this Friday, August 5, in St Louis Park, MN.

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Book-signing by the authors

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.

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The clock is ticking!

The Celtic Connections Conference ’16, August 5-6 in Minneapolis, is less than three months away, and you have only three weeks (and counting) to get the discounted registration fee of $150 for both conference days. This low rate is available only until May 31, so it’s time to get serious about attending this unique Midwest […]

New books by Brian Mitchell

Brian Mitchell is widely recognized for his genealogical expertise in Derry City and County. His book, A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, is considered one of the standard guides for Irish research. Now Mitchell has published two new books, The People of Derry City, 1921, and The Place Names of County Derry.

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A reference library for Irish research

We’re on the road headed back to Minnesota so I have limited time for blogging. Nonetheless I wanted to share Donna Moughty’s book recommendations for our home Irish reference libraries.

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What’s in a name?

The first 2016 issue of IGSI’s quarterly journal, The Septs, became available earlier this month. The theme: “Surnames and Given Names.”

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Countdown to CCC ’16 registration

We’ve posted several times about the Celtic Connections Conference ’16, to be held August 5-6 in Minneapolis, MN. The planning committee is putting final touches on an awesome program, and we anticipate registration will open in early February.

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Latest issue of Irish Lives Remembered

In between holiday shopping and cards, you should take time to read the November/December issue of Irish Lives Remembered.

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