Memories of CCC ’16

The 2016 Celtic Connections Conference is history. I trust everyone who attended was entertained and invigorated.

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FREE search of NEHGS Irish databases

From August 2-9 (Tuesday-Tuesday), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering free access to Irish records on its website AmericanAncestors.org.

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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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Finding Cousins

Yesterday when I reported AncestryIreland’s half-price BMD sale, I didn’t pass along another nugget from their email announcement.

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Grogan to substitute as CCC presenter

Regretfully, Richard M. Doherty has had to cancel his appearance as a speaker at the Celtic Connections Conference on August 5-6. Mary Ellen Grogan, a professional genealogist living in Boston, Massachusetts, has been contracted to make two presentations in Doherty’s absence.

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CCC registration extended to July 14!

Greetings from South Dakota, where Bill and I are still battling thistles.

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Grenham’s guide to online Irish records

John Grenham now seems nicely moved-in and settled at his new website home, johngrenham.com. Today he blogs about his updated answer to the question, “What Irish genealogical records are online?”

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How to be there without being present

I blog frequently about the Celtic Connections Conference, coming up soon on August 5-6 in St Louis Park, MN. Perhaps you have other commitments on that busy summer weekend which keep you from attending? There’s a way you can participate without having to travel to the conference or pay the registration fee.

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Guess who’s coming to dinner?

The title is catchy but misleading. This posting is actually about “who’s coming to Celtic Connections” — or to be more accurate, where the first batch of CCC ’16 registrants (as of May 31) reside.

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Discount registration expires May 31

The Celtic Connections Conference 2016 is fast-approaching, and the deadline for the early-registration discount is Tuesday, May 31.

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