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 IrishGenealogy.ie.

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.

Punch drunk?

Last week saw the release of significant, free resources for Irish research.

More about GRO bmd records

Today John Grenham chimes in with praise for additions to IrishGenealogy‘s birth, marriage and death records.


Books for Irish family history research

While you’ll find lots of family history information online, the traditionalists among us often prefer to hold a book in our hands.