No Silver Bullet

We’ve been studying Bill’s upgraded FamilyTreeDNA results. Unfortunately we’ve found no “silver bullet.”


DNA do’s and don’ts

I guess it may be DNA week for me. Dick Eastman’s blog recommended an excellent article by Melvin J. Collier. Entitled “20 Do’s and Don’ts of DNA,” Collier’s posting appeared in his ‘Roots Revealed’ blog.


Pheasants in Ireland and South Dakota

My husband Bill and I are here in South Dakota for the opening of pheasant-hunting season so I probably won’t be thinking too much about genealogy or posting very often.


DNA Testing for Genealogical Reasons

Are you thinking about DNA testing for genealogical reasons? Are you hoping DNA will help you find a new path through a dead end on your family tree?


Save the Dates: IGSI Classes in May and June

Sorry about the confusion but there was a mixup in publicized dates for IGSI’s May 10 and June 14 classes. Here’s the actual schedule for those Irish Saturdays at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library:


DNA Evidence for DAR Applications

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) recently announced a decision by their National Board of Management allowing the submission of Y-DNA test results as part of a genealogical analysis of evidence.


“Irish Saturday” and DNA Testing 101

“Irish Saturday” is approaching. The second Saturday of each month is special for Irish researchers visiting the Minnesota Genealogical Library.


Six Reasons to Attend MGS’ Central and Eastern European Genealogy Conference if You’re Irish

This is not an April Fool’s joke!! Although the title of the MGS conference may have led you to believe otherwise, Irish researchers will find many topics of interest. This year’s conference will be held at the Inver Hills Community college, April 27-28. Please read on for six reasons to register and attend.


Is the answer in your genes?

A couple years ago, as a Christmas present to myself, I paid for DNA testing for my husband and my brother. I naively hoped they’d both match with long-lost relatives in Europe and my genealogical research would be over. When that didn’t happen, I filed away the results and mostly forgot about DNA. This week […]

The Best Things in Life Are Free

This idiom isn’t always true, of course, but it’s a pleasant surprise when one “gets something for nothing”.

If you haven’t already done so, take a look at the Genealogical Society of Ireland’s website:

On their home page are links to recent and archived issues of the Society’s monthly publication, Ireland’s Genealogical Gazette. What […]