Category Archives: Ireland

SCGS live streamed presentations still available

For what may be a limited time, the live streamed presentations delivered during this past weekend’s Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree conference are still available to watch. The presentations are available here. I highly recommend Dawn Thurston’s presentation, How to Write a … Continue reading

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Podcast with Irish genealogist and author John Grenham

If you have Irish ancestry, I encourage you to listen to Marian Pierre-Louis’ interview with John Grenham, author of Tracing Your Irish Ancestors, in a one-hour podcast. Mr. Grenham’s book is often described as the definitive book on Irish genealogy. The interview is like a … Continue reading

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Irish directories database

When I read Claire Santry’s post in her blog, Irish Genealogy News, about a database of Irish directories, I did the happy dance. Woo hoo! “Forget about the garden,” I said, “I have dead relatives to find!” I was even a … Continue reading

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John Grenham lists major online Irish record sources

Irish genealogist and author John Grenham has assembled a list of major Irish record sources that are online and where they are available. Once you look at this list, any thought you may have had about spending a quiet day with your (living) family … Continue reading

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Free access to Irish newspapers for one day

On her blog, Irish Genealogy News, Claire Santry advises that Irish Newspaper Archives is offering free access to their databases until 11:00 a.m., which I believe is 6:00 a.m. Eastern time,  Thursday, April 17. Use the codes to gain free … Continue reading

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Online resources about the Irish in Quebec

In addition to the usual sources, such as census records, births, marriages and deaths, and city directories, there are other resources that can help us with our family research. Here are some online resources that may help you gain a better … Continue reading

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Irish genealogy blogs

Here are some of my favourite blogs about Irish genealogy that may also help you with your research. The British GENES Blog – Irish-born, Scottish-based professional family historian and author Chris Paton writes about top stories concerning British Isles ancestral research. Canada’s … Continue reading

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More books about the Irish in Quebec

Further to yesterday’s post, Books about the Irish in Quebec, here are a few more books. Burns, Patricia. The Shamrock and the Shield: An Oral History of the Irish in Montreal. Montreal, Véhicule Press, 2005. Many of these stories are … Continue reading

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Books about the Irish in Quebec

One of my favourite Irish Montrealers put together this terrific reading list about the Irish in Quebec. Callaghan, Sharon. Paths of Opportunity. Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec: Shoreline Press, 2009. If your Irish ancestors lived in Montreal from the 1840s to 1930, this book . … Continue reading

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New guide about tracing ancestors in County Monaghan

Monaghan County Libraries in Ireland have published a new edition of their genealogy booklet, How to trace your ancestors in County Monaghan, and it can be downloaded for free. I first heard about this booklet on Claire Santry’s blog, Irish Genealogy News.

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