Friday, November 27, 2020

Black Friday Deals

 DNA deals from the Legal Genealogist Click here

My Heritage gift membership from James Tanner at Genealogy's Star Click here

Claire Santry, 25% discount on Roots Ireland Click here

My Heritage DNA Black Friday sale Click here

Black Friday DNA sales for Canada Click here

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Best of the Blogs, week ending November 21, 2020

My criteria for The Best of the Blogs is this:  I look for blogs that highlight genealogy methodology, new records, social and historical context, current events, and educational and volunteer opportunities.  I try especially to focus on blogs that document the Irish and the Irish diaspora and may be of interest to TIARA members. 

Current Issues

Are you musically inclined?  Enter the Rootstech 2021 contest  for a theme song.  Click here

Educational Opportunities

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving in a minimal way this year and have extra time, you may want to register for William Roulston's lecture on his new book, Researching Presbyterians in Ireland.  Click here

Genealogy Star's James Tanner features listings of Family History classes, webinars and videos from the BYU Family History Library Click here

Family History

Marian Wood discusses How to Donate an Item to a Repository on her Climbing My Family Tree blog Click here

Methodology

The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, walks through the new ordering system for the SS-5 (Social Security Number Application).  Click here  

And a follow up blog comparing the SS-5 to the Numident, comparing cost and content. Click here

Records and Databases

American Ancestors releases newly searchable records for St Stephen's church in Boston's North End Click here

American Ancestors releases newly searchable records for Holy Trinity, St. Anthony of Padua and St Teresa of Avila churches.  Click here

Research Resources

On Ancestor Network, Jim Ryan analyzes civil registration and some of the issues that resulted in non-compliance Click here

Volunteer Opportunities

Jacqi Stevens on A Family Tapestry, blogs about a new volunteer opportunity at Family Search, fixing place names.  Click here

Here are some other bloggers who write about weekly posts that may be of interest:

Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean, on her blog Empty Branches of the Family Tree blog Click here

Best of the Genea-Blogs and Genealogy News and Education Bytes by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog Click Here and Click here

This Week's creme de la creme by Gail Dever on her Genealogy A La Carte blog Click here

Did you see a great genealogy blog post I missed? Let me know! 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Best of the Blogs, Week Ending November 14

My criteria for The Best of the Blogs is this:  I look for blogs that highlight genealogy methodology, new records, social and historical context, current events, and educational and volunteer opportunities.  I try especially to focus on blogs that document the Irish and the Irish diaspora and may be of interest to TIARA members. 

DNA

An example of how to test a DNA hypothesis and break down a brick wall on Diahann Southard's Your DNA Guide blog Click here

Educational Opportunities

Gail Dever shares information about the Quebec Genealogical eSociety virtual conference coming up in January.  Talks will be available a la carte, for $10 each, Canadian.  One talk of interest to TIARA members may be The Lost Voices: Asylums, Ethics, and the Irish in 19th Century Quebec Click here

Irish in America

Damian Shiels traces the history of Paddy's Lament from the 18th century forward on The Irish in the American Civil War Click here

Records and Databases

News from Lorine McGinnis Schulze on her Olive Tree Genealogy blog about available Church of Ireland Parish records:  Click here

From American Ancestors, Our Lady Help of Christians (Newton) church records from 1885 to 1920 are now searchable.  Click here

Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News announces the latest installment of Military Service Pension Collection from the Rathmines-based Military Archives: Click here

Research Resources

Legacy Tree Genealogists features 7 Overlooked Irish Genealogy Resources You Should Be Using Click here

Ancestor Network features notes from Jim Ryan's talk on Catholic Church records.  Jim is the founder of Flyleaf Press, which publishes the county series of genealogy guides.  He examines the history of the Church over time, and how social and political factors affected record keeping.  Click here

Technology

On Legacy Family Tree, a new TechZone Video on printing your family history book on Lulu.com Click here

Here are some other bloggers who write about weekly posts that may be of interest:

Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean, on her blog Empty Branches of the Family Tree blog Click here

Best of the Genea-Blogs and Genealogy News and Education Bytes by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog Click here and Click here

This Week's creme de la creme by Gail Dever on her Genealogy A La Carte blog Click Here

Did you see a great genealogy blog post I missed? Let me know! 

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Best of the Blogs, Week Ending November 7, 2020

My criteria for The Best of the Blogs is this:  I look for blogs that highlight genealogy methodology, new records, social and historical context, current events, and educational and volunteer opportunities.  I try especially to focus on blogs that document the Irish and the Irish diaspora and may be of interest to TIARA members.

Culture Context & Background

Do you have a baby book in your family treasures?  Erin Blakemore writes about the long-lost ritual of the baby book on JSTOR Click here

Jennifer at "On a flesh and bone foundation" blogs about Anne Mullin Jellico, Irish educator of young women.  TIARA trivia:  What favorite TIARA hangout is the location of one of Anne's former schools?  Click here

Current Issues

Blogger Claire Santry announces the first four winners of the Wallace Clare award from Irish Genealogical Research Society.  TIARA trivia:  What award recipient was a founder and first President of TIARA?  Click here

DNA

Hound on the Hunt has tips on how to solve those DNA mysteries, by making a quick and dirty tree Click here

Kathie Knoll walks through the identification of an unknown great great grandparent on Diahan Southard's Your DNA Guide's blog: Click here

Family History

The Family Sleuther finishes up his planned visits to 71 ancestors at 22 cemeteries in 13 states on his road trip this fall  Click here

Methodology

Donna Moughty writes about finding our ancestors in unexpected places.  TIARA trivia:  What unidentified TIARA member's record search is featured in this blog?   Click here

Randy Seaver reviews the new database, Newspapers.com Obituary Index on Ancesty and shows how to review all hints from a selected database Click here

Records and Databases

American Ancestors has new searchable records for St Joseph's of Wakefield Click here 

A three week summary of updates to U S records from Claire Santry on Irish Genealogy News Click here

Volunteer Opportunities

Marian Bulford writes about the pleasures of volunteer indexing for Family Search on the Genealogy Ensemble blog Click here

Here are some other bloggers who write about weekly posts that may be of interest:

Friday's Family History Finds by Linda Stufflebean, on her blog Empty Branches of the Family Tree blog Click here

Best of the Genea-Blogs and Genealogy News and Education Bytes by Randy Seaver on his Genea-Musings blog Click here

This Week's creme de la creme by Gail Dever on her Genealogy A La Carte blog Click here

Did you see a great genealogy blog post? Let me know! 

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Best of the Blogs, Week Ending October 31, 2020

Culture Context & Background

On her "On a flesh and bone foundation: An Irish History" blog, Jennifer brings us the story of Dorothy Stopford Price and the tuberculosis vaccine in Ireland 

Click here

Educational Opportunities

Heather Wilkinson Rojo lists the many virtual genealogy and history events available for November 2020 

Click here

Gena Philibert-Ortega brings us a finding aid for international newspapers. 

Click here 

Her webinar on this topic is available free on Legacy through November 4.  

Every October I look forward to the NARA Virtual Genealogy Fair.  This year's fair has been postponed until March 2021 

Click here

Methodology

Donna Moughty's methodology for brick wall research 

Click here

Records and Databases

On the Vita Brevis blog from American Ancestors, Joe Smalldone brings us the story of a "clerical" error.  

Click here

Research Resources

John Grenham reviews Martin O'Halloran's The Lost Gaeltacht, based on difficult to access Land Commission Records 

Click here

If you have ancestral connections to County Roscommon, check Claire Santry's blog on A Dictionary of Roscommon Biography by Michael Lennon 

Click here


Monday, October 26, 2020

Best of the Blogs, Week Ending October 24, 2020

Conferences:
Roots Tech is coming online in February.  It will be fully online and called Roots Tech Connect.  How to register,  Click here

Culture Context & Background
Katy from Legacy Tree Genealogists writes about evaluating social and historical context Click here

Current Issues
2020 Holiday shopping for the family genealogist, from blogger Linda Stufflebean Click here

Further news on the Irish government investigation in practices at mother and baby homes Click here

Family History
The Swedish Organizer writes about creating better stories by storyboarding your photo books Click here

Family Sleuther plans to visit 71 ancestors at 22 cemeteries in 13 states on his road trip this fall 
Irish in America
Recovering The Voice of the Union's Midwest Irish, a video from the Kenosha (Wisconsin) Civil War Museum, featuring Damien Shiels  Click here

Leaving Off the O's, insights into Irish emigrant name changes in 1860's America from Damien Shiels  Click here

Methodology
How to use proper genealogy style from blogger DiAnn Iamarino  Click Here

Records and Databases
American Ancestors lists new records for St Joseph's Church in Boston's West End Click here

Roots Ireland has added 22,000 records to it's Sligo database Click here

Research Resources
Three new publications for Clongist, Roman Catholic Parish, County Longford Click here

Free access to Dictionary of Irish Biography from 2021 Click here





Saturday, October 17, 2020

Best of the Blogs, Week Ending October 17, 2020

DNA

Sunny Morton finds a "kindred" spirit in a DNA match Sunny Morton

Educational Opportunities

Blogger James Tanner explores the many educational opportunities available on YouTube  Genealogy'sStar

Maps

Family history documented by the recently released Digital Atlas of Dungarvan

Methodology

Melissa Barker, the Genealogist in the Archives, writes about how to research in a county with no records.  This lesson can apply to Ireland too!  Melissa Barker

Ideas for looking for that missing ancestor on Family History Daily Family History Daily

Organizing

Donna Moughty, featured speaker at this year's Celtic Connections Conference, reviews how to organize and prepare for a research trip to Ireland.  Donna Moughty

Records and Databases

American Ancestors unveils a new database for the Boston Provident Institution for Savings, 1817-1882.  This database is in process and was featured in a webinar this week by Eileen Curley Pironti.  The webinar is currently available on the American Ancestors YouTube channel.  For the database announcement, click here: Provident Institution for Savings

Research Resources

Ken McKinlay of Family Tree Knots lists his top 10 fee-based genealogy sites

And his top 10 free sites!  Family Tree Knots

Volunteer Opportunities

This year is the 10th anniversary of Heather Rojo's Honor Roll project.  You can help preserve our veterans' history.  Heather Rojo





Black Friday Deals

 DNA deals from the Legal Genealogist  Click here My Heritage gift membership from James Tanner at Genealogy's Star  Click here Claire S...