Quilt finds home on Irish Ridge

A raffle quilt made as a fund-raiser for the Celtic Connections Conference has a new home on ‘Irish Ridge’ near Eyota, MN.


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.


Memoirs of Ireland

I recently received an inquiry about IGSI’s remaining inventory of Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland.


Lunch with Author Erin Hart

Do you love to read mysteries and crime fiction? Do you appreciate the complexities of forensics? Add a charming author talking about mysterious Irish bogs and you have the formula for an intriguing lunchtime!


September is a lovely time to be in Ireland

Ireland is a great place to visit – perhaps anytime of the year – but both our glorious trips have been in September. In 2016 there’s a secondary reason to plan travel in September: the Diaspora of the Wild Atlantic Way.


Find cousins in August?

“Why would family historians from all over the U.S. gather in St Louis Park, Minnesota, on August 5 and 6, 2016?”


Researching at the MN Historical Society

If you have a family history connection in Minnesota, you’ll want to take a look at the resources of the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS).


More about CCC ’16 presenters

Prior postings highlighted the featured presenters coming from Ireland and Scotland for “Celtic Roots Across America,” the 2016 Celtic Connections Conference to be held in Minneapolis on August 5-6, 2016. However, eleven other (U.S.) speakers will share their genealogical and historical expertise with conference attendees.

Here’s a little biographical info about some of those presenters […]

What U.S. states are the most Irish?

Nine U.S. states have more Irish percentage population than any others, according to an IrishCentral article.


Be a sponsor?

I’ve posted several times about the Celtic Connections Conference and will continue to bring you updates. Today I’ll describe an opportunity to participate, whether or not you can attend the conference (August 5-6 in Minneapolis).