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.

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Quinns in NLI parish records

Our recent trip to Ireland encouraged me to take another look at my husband’s lines of Irish ancestry and follow up with research in the parish records now available online through the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

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What to do before researching at NLI

No trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to the National Library of Ireland (NLI). At least that’s my opinion, and anyone with an interest in Irish family history is likely to agree even if Rick Steves and other travel gurus don’t include it on their “must-see” lists.

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Indexing of NLI parish registers?

In her blog today Claire Santry reports the “word on the street.” She’s hearing rumors about a project underway to index the names in Roman Catholic parish records recently launched online by the National Library of Ireland (NLI). What good news!

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Life is short. What’s your legacy?

The National Library of Ireland (NLI) blog is another source of good stories, including “Tracing Thomas Kenny.”

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Looking forward to July 8!

If you read our April 29 blog posting or saw the announcement elsewhere, this will be old news. But it’s so exciting to contemplate what’s coming on July 8!

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Stories from the NLI blog

Describing their blog the National Library of Ireland (NLI) says, “We have quite a few stories to share…not to mention a few million books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, letters, prints, drawings, and a wonderfully eclectic range of ephemera…People are at the centre of our stories…In our blog we’ll bring you behind the scenes…”

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The Irish in the Civil War

The Civil War was the deadliest war in U.S. history. About 625,000 soldiers died, which computes to roughly 2% of the U.S. population in 1860.

Writing for the National Library of Ireland (NLI) blog, Gavin Finlay suggests that the American Civil War was also one of the most significant conflicts in Irish history.

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Researching in Ireland

With thanks to the unknown author of the IGSI handout from the Irish Fair in St Paul, here are tips for “Discovering Your Irish Family History” through research in Ireland:

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Going to Dublin This Summer?

If you’re lucky enough to be planning a trip to Ireland this summer, don’t forget to spend some time at the National Library of Ireland (NLI). Starting tomorrow (June 2) and through the end of September, genealogists from Eneclann and Ancestor Network will be at the library on Kildare Street to assist NLI staff with […]