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December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

The months of November and December always seem to move by so fast! Thanksgiving with its wonderful weather was a welcome change, and I was even more gratified by having some time to discuss genealogy with my family, albeit in an underhanded way.  My parents are not terribly sentimental people, but I noticed they reminisced… Continue reading December’s To-Do List from a Genealogist – Wisdom Wednesday

Databases · European Research

Looking at Rootsireland.ie – Those Places Thursday

I’ve had limited luck researching Irish records.  It’s not that I don’t think I’m trying hard enough, I just think the ‘luck of the Irish’ is simply not with me on this endeavor.  When I think strategically about Irish research, there are several apparent disadvantages, namely non-existent census records, late vital records registration, and limited… Continue reading Looking at Rootsireland.ie – Those Places Thursday

Databases · Fountaindale Public Library District

Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France

During last night’s Genealogy Club meeting, our speaker Steve Szabados gave me a new Irish genealogy website to preview: http://www.findmypast.ie. I’m a very big fan of findmypast.co.uk, which is a genealogy website for England, Wales, and the Isle of Man.  I’ve often referred patrons and genealogy researchers to this website for the free 14-day trial,… Continue reading Szabados gives tip on Find My Past Ireland, Holik-Urban publishes meeting review, and Bockman chronicles genealogy trip to France