Bad-news start to February

I awoke to find my regular Monday-morning email message from Clare Roots Society (CRS), but this one carried a sad message. John Grenham is leaving the Irish Times, and today’s column is his “penultimate” according to CRS.

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Irish cemetery records

I’ve read two excellent blog postings recently about Irish cemetery records. Who can better tell us what’s available than a couple Irish experts?

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Grenham on Irish surnames

I look forward to Mondays (now that I’m retired…) because that’s when John Grenham’s weekly “Irish Roots” column appears in The Irish Times. The past several Mondays found Grenham contemplating Irish surnames, a favorite topic for all Irish family history researchers.

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Irish Viking surnames

Another absorbing column by John Grenham in today’s Irish Times!

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Ireland’s oldest twins

Today’s Irish Times carries a story about Ireland’s oldest twins, 95-year-old sisters who died within two days of each other.

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Surname Search on Irish Ancestors

John Grenham created – and continues to enhance – the excellent “Irish Ancestors” genealogy package on the Irish Times website. Grenham also writes a weekly blog which is a Monday highlight for me.

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John Grenham – Online or In Person

John Grenham is a “go-to guy” for Irish genealogy topics. He recently updated his “Irish Ancestors” website with a comprehensive list of online Irish records: http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/browse/online.htm

Grenham’s website has terrific search options (e.g., Surname, Ancestor, Placenames, Browse, Wizard) and great maps.

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