After a recent trip to Ireland, I am still pondering about ways that I can find more information about my Irish ancestors from County Kerry and County Cork. I have found records through most of their adult lives, but the elusive death records elude me. I have hopes that some day I will be able to find other family member ties to help me pinpoint their home area in Ireland. Family Tree Magazine has an interesting article about death records. Let’s dive into a few of their suggestions.
Those of you who have researched in Ireland know the sad tale of all those public records that were destroyed by fire in 1922. Sigh. A unique and welcomed project was to virtually recreate as many records as possible that were housed in the 1922 Public Records Building in Dublin. Look at what is available.
With fall chill in the air and the aroma of spicy pumpkin lattes wafting in the air, we wave goodbye to summer and look forward to time spent indoors doing genealogy. I was surprised to receive notice of the RootsTech 2023 open registration this week. While the event isn’t until March 2-4, 2023, it is good to get it on your calendar.
If you haven’t received notification, you can get registered here. This year they are providing both virtual and in person experiences. Virtual remains free while in person has a fee of $98.00. If you’re not sure which you would like to do, they have a handy page that explains your options. Winter is a great time to sharpen the saw and learn about recent technologies, databases, and opportunities to further our family history research.
Take time to determine what new skills you would like to build in your genealogy. RootsTech is a great place to find a variety of topics to help you. Happy Learning.
The BYU Family History Technology Lab was mentioned in the August/September 2022 issue of Internet Genealogy. This is a nonprofit that has ties to BYU and FamilySearch. Let’s look at what this site offers.
With a lifelong passion for genealogy and history, the author enjoys the opportunity to share genealogy tidbits, inspiring others to research and write their family story.