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 home for Grenham’s Irish Ancestors

John Grenham announced in February that his weekly “Irish Roots” column and his “Irish Ancestors” database would be leaving The Irish Times website. In her blog posting today, Claire Santry has the scoop about where the “Irish Ancestors” database has been relocated.


Genealogy Rockstar Gold Medals

The genealogy community has voted, and the medals have been awarded.


IGSI Estate Records Indexes

During the (top-notch) Celtic Connections Conference last week, one of Kyle Betit’s presentations (also excellent) covered the topic of “Landed Estate Papers.”

I was surprised and pleased to see among his Powerpoint slides an image of my own blog post about IGSI’s estate indexes.


At Bentley for Celtic Connections

I’ve arrived in Waltham, Massachusetts, and am looking forward to the Celtic Connections conference which begins tomorrow morning. I may be too busy and engaged with the subject matter for postings over the next few days, but watch out after that! I expect to get lots of ideas at the conference.


Betit, Donovan, Grenham et al

There’s still time and space to register for the Celtic Connections Conference at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, to be held August 15-16, 2014.

You’ll kick yourself later if you miss the chance to meet and hear the Celtic Connections presenters from far and near. Here are a few of the Big Names speaking on […]

Update on Celtic Connections Conference

The Celtic Connections Conference in Waltham, Massachusetts,

is less than two months away.


and we expect them to sell out shortly.

We are at 300+ attendees. At 350 we stop taking registrants. Attendees are from 15 different states.

Don’t […]

Using U.S. Civil War Records to Find Irish Locale

When I’m “surfing” other genealogy blogs to look for tips to share with readers, I occasionally find an article that’s so comprehensive I don’t even want to try to paraphrase it.

That was the case today when I read Donna Moughty’s (May 27th) blog posting entitled “Using Civil War Records to Identify a Locality in […]

John Grenham – Online or In Person

John Grenham is a “go-to guy” for Irish genealogy topics. He recently updated his “Irish Ancestors” website with a comprehensive list of online Irish records:

Grenham’s website has terrific search options (e.g., Surname, Ancestor, Placenames, Browse, Wizard) and great maps.


More About the Celtic Connections Conference

Have you “saved the dates” – August 15 & 16, 2014 – for the Celtic Connections Conference to be held at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts?