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Check out the blogs covering the 2012 Dublin Research Trip and 2013 Dublin Research Trip.  The link takes you to Day 1, just click on previous to move through the blogs.  The 2014 Dublin Research Trip is scheduled for the 12 - 19th of October.  It's not too early to begin planning.  I had a number of requests for a Belfast trip so I’ve planned for five days in Belfast prior to the Dublin Trip.  Complete the registration form and send your deposit to reserve a place.

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Day One - On my way to Dublin

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   A long day!  Left home at 6 a.m. for my flight from Tampa to Boston.  (Got TSA Pre-chek which is always a blessing!)  I arrived in Boston at 11:15 and headed out to have lunch with my daughter Sarah at WGBH.  …

Two Days and Counting

   Not too much time to write tonight and I’m trying to catch up everything before I leave. I’m traveling all day Wednesday and beginning on Thursday (my arrival in Ireland) I’ll blog each day, so stay tuned.  …

Hints from Online Family Trees

   I’ve continued to work on my research plan for the Moag family.  My main goal is to identify the parents of William S. Moag.  Because it’s an unusual name I’ve collected the names of all of the Moags in the online church records, the civil registration indexes, wills, directories, freeholder and land records (Griffith’s and the Tithe).  …

Creating a Research Plan for John Moag

Map of County Down

   Having discovered that I had a missing generation in my tree, I’ve spent the week trying to straighten out the family.  I have source documentation back to my great great grandfather, William Moag, and the name of William’s father from his marriage certificate is John.  …

I’m confused! Separating John Moags

   For the past 10 years, I haven’t done much work on my own family.  Client work and lectures keep me busy and occassionally, when someone contacts me, I’ll delve into someone in my own file, but it doesn’t happen frequently enough.  …

FGS Conference, San Antonio, Texas

   It was great to meet so many of you at the FGS Conference in San Antonio.  I wasn’t speaking at this conference so I had an opportunity to attend many of the presentations, as well as meet with vendors.   …

Celtic Connections Conference

   No, I haven’t disappeared, but have been away on vacation for the past three weeks.  I had an opportunity to rest and relax on a cruise to Bermuda, followed by a week in Maine visiting my daughters and granddaughter, followed by a week in Connecticut with more family.  …

Great Offer from FindMyPast

   I’m still on vacation, but came across this great offer from FindMyPast.  €1 for 1 Month, only available until August 31.  Here’s a chance to get access to this excellent resource with many unique databases for your Irish research.   …

Enhanced BMD - now missing!

   If you had a chance to get onto the enhanced index at IrishGenealogy.ie immediately after the launch, and found some recent connection, congratulations!  After being online for a about two weeks, they disappeared with the message, “Civil Records Search temporarily unavailable.  …

The Genealogist’s Top Ten Places to Visit in IrelandPart 2

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  Last week I looked at the first five locations, all in Dublin.  This week I’ll expand to places outside of Dublin.

6.  The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

   In 2011 PRONI relocated from it’s location on Balmoral Avenue in South Belfast to the Titanic Quarter.  …


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