Back door to FamilySearch

Lots of blogging about FamilySearch during the past week or so, and here’s more.


Suffragettes (& imbeciles & lunatics)

Sometimes family historians find cause for a chuckle while doing research. John Grenham’s June 12 blog posting about the 1911 census provides just such material.

How to identify Irish places

In his blog posting this week, John Grenham shares “a few tips to help crack tough place-names.”

He lists a number of online sources for researching placenames. Don’t miss reading his helpful advice:

Missing 1911 census returns

In his blog this week John Grenham provides a listing of several categories of “missing” 1911 returns.

Skeletons in the closet

Finding a skeleton in the closet is a concern for many family historians – if not for the researcher, certainly for some member of the extended family who fears the discovery of a scandal.


New free Irish genealogy education site

Another early Christmas gift: the soft-launch of 2016 Family History, a collaboration of the Irish National Archives, the Department of Education, and

Free data on Findmypast

Today’s blog posting by John Grenham is entertaining, as always, and carries a message to remember: Many sources on Findmypast, a subscription site, are actually free.


Could it be McAron?

This morning’s post brought a thought-provoking response from Kathy S. Could the surname be McAron (McCarron)?


Step-by-step wizard

We’re still in South Dakota, and this will be my first blog posted solely via my phone.


Dick Eastman is wrong?

Whoa! The title of the posting mimics John Grenham’s and is intended as an attention-grabber.