Butte, Ireland’s Fifth Province

Did any of your Irish immigrant ancestors work in American mines? Perhaps the coalfields of Pennsylvania, the copper mines in Michigan, or the gold mines of California or Alaska? Even more likely, they may have been drawn to the silver and copper mines in Butte, Montana.

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“Townland of Origin” Blog

Last May I posted about Joe Buggy and Shane Wilson and their database of Irish city directories (found with maps and more at http://www.swilson.info/). However, I regret that I failed to keep up with Joe’s blog called Townland of Origin. Here’s Joe’s description:

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New Database of Irish Directories

Joe Buggy, an Irish genealogist/blogger and author of the book Finding Your Irish Ancestors in New York City, and Shane Wilson, a genealogist and blogger in Dublin, have collaborated to create a database of online Irish directories.

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Irish Research in New Jersey

The latest issue of Irish Lives Remembered includes articles with a new twist: how to do genealogical research in America! Irish Lives Remembered Genealogy e-magazine is a free, monthly on-line magazine, and it always includes helpful articles about various locations in Ireland.

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