Roscommon to Texas, MD

A handful of blogs regularly capture my attention, including Joe Buggy’s “Townland of Origin.”


Santry’s Irish Genealogy News

Part of my daily routine is to check Claire Santry’s blog, IrishGenealogyNews.


Researching Uncle Sam

First, a news flash: Eneclann has been rebranded to the Irish Family History Centre. In addition to being part of the new EPIC Ireland, they continue to have an online presence and a weekly newsletter. This week’s newsletter includes a link to a podcast by Joe Buggy.


Surprises in the Familysearch catalog

Another blog I follow regularly is “Townland of Origin” written by AncestryProGenealogist Joe Buggy. His May 7th posting tips us off about valuable digitized records that may be hiding in plain sight in the Familysearch catalog.


Fire and police departments of Minneapolis

What a happy surprise I had this morning while surfing the ‘net! The topic of Joe Buggy’s February 4th blog posting: the fire and police departments of Minneapolis.


Massachusetts mortuary records

Joe Buggy’s “Townland of Origin” is a blog every Irish family history researcher should read regularly.


“Tracing the Irish in Minnesota”

The May/June issue of Irish Lives Remembered genealogy e-magazine is now available, and guess what? In it you’ll find an article by Joe Buggy entitled “Tracing the Irish in Minnesota.”


IGSI featured in “Townland” blog

Today in his “Townland of Origin” blog, Joe Buggy writes about Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI), “one of the three largest Irish genealogy societies in the U.S.”

Very nice coverage, Joe. Thank you!

Read what he says about IGSI here:

Using the Poverty Relief Loan records

Last month Findmypast released searchable “Poverty Relief Loans, 1824-1871″, part of the Irish Reproductive Loan Fund records from the National Archives. I was optimistic these records would be a brickwall-breaker. So far, no bricks have fallen from my family history, but I haven’t given up.


The Irish in Pennsylvania – and more

The January/February 2015 issue of Irish Lives Remembered is packed with articles of interest for anyone who’s “into” Irish genealogy. The latest edition highlights County Down, the north island of New Zealand, and the Irish in Pennsylvania – plus lots more. You can read it online (or download the PDF) at