Bishop’s Bank of Philadelphia

If your Irish-Catholic ancestors lived in the Philadelphia area during the mid-19th century, you may be very grateful for a resource disclosed by Kyle Betit and Claire Santry!

“Bishop’s Bank” opened in May 1848, and its three ledgers and 2000+ pages are now available online at Villanova University’s Digital Library.


The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America

Among’s new records is the book, The Scotch-Irish, or The Scot in North Ireland, North Britain, and North America.

Written by Charles A. Hanna and published in 1902, the book fills nearly 1300 pages in two volumes. The tome “outlines the most noteworthy events of Scottish history… (and)… mentions many prominent Scots-Irish individuals in […]

24-hour access option at RootsIreland

RootsIreland has introduced a 24-hour subscription, an option which sounds like a great idea for those planning a marathon research session.

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.


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.


CCC ’16 gets its name in lights

How exciting to read Irish Genealogy News and see the “Celtic Roots Across America” logo!


Give yourself a St Patrick’s Day gift

Irish Genealogy News blogger Claire Santry has been busy compiling her always-valuable postings into an e-book, New Irish Genealogy Records 2011-2015.


Irish Genealogy News

If you don’t regularly check in on Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News blog, you should definitely do so today!


Do you enjoy listening to podcasts? Blog-reader FW thinks hearing Irish podcasts while house-cleaning makes the job seem less onerous.


Updates to IGP Archives

One of our loyal blog-followers recommended we post what’s new regarding the Irish Genealogy Project (IGP) Archives, and her email conveyed a listing of new records in December.