The theme of this month seems to be revisiting resources! I’ve talked about reviewing information that you’ve discovered in the past. It also is good for us to revisit resources that we used. Here are a few that have helpful updates. Let’s look.
After a lovely time visiting the beautiful countryside of Ireland, I am still catching up. Since I have been pondering all things Irish, I thought we’d revisit Irish resources for our family history. I’ve compiled excerpts from past blogs which included Irish Research. I hope you enjoy this look into that past and you will be reminded of the many resources we now have to find our Irish roots. Enjoy!
I thought this week we could revisit a post from a few years ago. Fall always makes me want to sort and organize. It might be my love of back-to-school supplies. Anyway, here's the link to "Fall Cleaning". Enjoy!
Hopefully you will have some time to relax and enjoy your Labor Day 2022. I plan to be enjoying time with friends and will likely not have time for any genealogy. However if you do have time or are curious about the history of Labor Day, here are some links:
Labor Day 2021: Facts, Meaning & Founding - HISTORY
History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Labor Day - Wikipedia
Happy Labor Day!
The Heritage Education Commission Moorhead is holding their annual Family History Workshop "Finding Your Roosts in the British Isles". The workshop will be in person in Fargo, North Dakota this year. The featured speaker is David Rencher, AG, CG, FIGRS, FUGA. He is the Director of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and Chief Genealogical Officer for Family Search and is an expert in research in the British Isles.
You can learn more about the presenters on their Facebook page. And find out more about the event and register by going to their website: Heritage Education Commission. If you are from this area, this is a fun event with interesting speakers. Check it out.
This week we are looking at key resources for researching your family history in Canada. Many of our United States ancestors settled in Canada and then came down to the United States. In the case of one of mine, they settled in the United States, went to Canada, and lived over twenty years and then came back to the United States to take advantage of homesteading in the Dakotas. Let’s look at ideas for Canadian research.
I know what you’re thinking Cyndi's List has been around a long time and we all have used and appreciated it. I think it is a good idea to revisit this site because you can always find something new. Let’s look.
This week has flown by, and I must admit that I didn’t have a topic in mind. I thought instead that I share links to interesting blogs, sites, and information that I’ve learned about this past week.
As you may remember from past blogs, I have roots in Luxembourg and in Germany. A recent newsletter from Germanology Unlocked *featured a blog from Bryna O’Sullivan about the 1766 Census of Luxembourg. You can check her site here. For those interested in Luxembourg research, she has another interesting article. Her company, Charter Oak Genealogy, specializes in tracing lineage for those who have early American ancestors (Mayflower, Daughters & Sons of the American Revolution) and provides French translation services.
*A huge fan of Katherine Schober—her classes related to Germany and Genealogy are excellent plus she offers German translation services.)
My Irish roots have been top of mind lately and I have met a new relative who provided me with this link to the Skibbereen Heritage Centre. It is quite an interesting site and if you have any ancestors from that area of County Cork. In addition to information about the famine history, there is a map which shows locations of points of interest. Some of these have links to YouTube videos so you can see the actual places. Here’s a link to the Abbeymahon Graveyard.. And another to an article about Windmill Lane, Skibbereen. Be sure to check out the Genealogy section of the site.
Take a break and enjoy exploring these interesting sites. They may give you ideas as you pursue your family history or perhaps, you’ll find the clue you needed to solve a genealogy puzzle. Happy exploring!
I have been reviewing genealogy records from my Irish ancestors and was reminded of this interesting site: dúchas.ie (duchas.ie) which features Irish School Records. These records are not quite what you’d expect. Let’s look.
With summer here, making day trips to scout out genealogy resources is much easier. These local libraries and genealogy associations have items that are not available online and are focused on the places that you are interested in exploring. Let’s look.
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.