The clock is ticking!

The Celtic Connections Conference ’16, August 5-6 in Minneapolis, is less than three months away, and you have only three weeks (and counting) to get the discounted registration fee of $150 for both conference days. This low rate is available only until May 31, so it’s time to get serious about attending this unique Midwest […]

Pedigree Name Tags

Looking for a unique way to show off your family tree?

Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) is offering pedigree name tags that identify you and your parents and grandparents. The heavy-duty aluminum name tags are approximately 2″ X 3 1/4″ in size.

The name tag at right is shown with an IGSI symbol; in real […]

Save the date: Sunday, March 20th at Kip’s

Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) plans a post-St. Patrick’s Day get-together on Sunday afternoon (1-4 pm), March 20, 2016, at Kip’s Pub (in the Marriott Hotel) at 9970 Wayzata Blvd, St. Louis Park.

Plan to join us for a libation and mingle with others of Irish heritage. You most certainly do not have to be […]

‘Early bird’ rate for 2016 UHF conferences

The Ulster Historical Foundation (UHF) has scheduled two “Tracing Your Irish Ancestors” conferences for 2016 – Summer (mid-June) and Fall (early September). ‘Early bird’ registration ends 31 January 2016.

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More about IGSI’s Irish Collection

Irish Genealogical Society International’s collection of Irish genealogy/history resource materials is among the largest in North America. It’s housed within the Minnesota Genealogical Society’s William J. Hoffman Library and Research Center.

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More about Irish Saturday

While IGSI classes (see yesterday’s posting) provide valuable guidance, that’s not the only reason to come to the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) library on the second Saturday of the month.

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“Irish Saturday” Classes

A new year brings a new round of Irish Saturday classes sponsored by Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI).

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IGSI’s Irish Collection

I spent part of today helping Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) conduct the annual inventory of their Irish collection which is housed at the Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS) Library in South St Paul.

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Getting the most out of Surname Search

Yesterday I posted news about IGSI’s “Surname Search” feature being re-launched. Perhaps, like me, you weren’t able to pull up details about who was researching the surname in which you’re interested?

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IGSI Surname Search

It’s been a busy week here in Lake Woebegone, as Garrison Keillor says every Saturday on his radio show “Prairie Home Companion.” I have much about which to write, just little time to do so.

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