Newspaper stories from the 1830s

Researching old newspapers is fascinating, and the snippets one finds can send you on time-consuming side-trips.

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The Gallaghers and “The Bishop’s Curse”

Having a few minutes to loiter at the computer this morning, I skimmed IrishCentral and found a great story about the Gallaghers of northern New York State.

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2013 Announced as Ireland’s Family History Year

The following post was adapted from Irish Genealogy News blogspot:

“Tourism Ireland announced that 2013 is to be Ireland’s “Family History Year.” London was a suitable setting for the launch, with one in six British residents claiming an Irish grandparent.

The promotion is a bid to encourage the diaspora, whether in the UK or elsewhere, […]