Catching up with Claire

In her January 12th blog, Claire Santry posted the “catch-up dozen” of Irish Genealogy News items.

Read all about it here: www.irishgenealogynews.com/.

NEHGS launches database

I’m posting this from Morocco. In between tours, including visits to Berber families living in caves and tents and a dromedary ride in the Sahara Desert, I’ve had little time for genealogy research. However if your ancestors passed through greater Boston, read on.

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More Black Friday specials

If eating too much turkey on Thanksgiving made you so sleepy you forgot today was Black Friday, here’s a reminder about some of the special genealogy-related deals available today or through the weekend.

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More about GRO bmd records

Today John Grenham chimes in with praise for additions to IrishGenealogy‘s birth, marriage and death records.

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Ups and downs

A couple days ago I passed along Claire Santry’s blog posting about the release of General Register Office civil records free on Irishgenealogy.ie. If you’ve been following her story, you know the website has been experiencing ups and downs for several days.

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GRO’s civil registers now online

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News is always the place to go for the very latest in Irish goings-on. Today’s posting is no exception.

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Cork ancestors? Free guide available

Claire Santry’s Irish Genealogy News includes a welcome announcement for anyone researching in County Cork.

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List of Church of Ireland parish registers updated

The List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers has been revised and color-coded to show what survives and where it’s located – and now it includes live links to parish record sources (copies, transcripts and indexes).

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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.

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

Among Ancestry.com’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 […]