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Discounts Everywhere!

   It’s CyberMonday and there are discounts on subscriptions, DNA, books…everything you want for the holidays!

I just renewed by American Ancestors subscription for $30 off (Code: Cyber16) (ends Nov 28)

All I want for Christmas!

   It is that time of the year.  I’m back from Ireland, Thanksgiving is around the corner and I need to think about the holidays.   One of the things I do every year is create a calendar for my immediate family.  …

Family Health History Day

   Every year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving Day to be Family Health History Day.  As genealogists we are frequently the keeper of this information, gathering data from death certificates or family interviews.   …

Day 15 - 16 - Research and Back To Our Past

   The final day of research had people all over Dublin…the Library, the Archives, the Deeds and the Valuation Office.  There was also a trip to Glasnevin Cemetery and even out to Dún Laoghaire.  …

Day 15 - Registry of Deeds

   Today and tomorrow are days for the researchers to focus on their individual needs.  Some were headed to the Library, others to the Archives and one went back to the Valuation Office.  …

Day 14 - Valuation Office and EPIC

   Today, half the group worked at the Valuation Office at the Irish Life Center in the morning, and half in the afternoon.  After Griffith's Valuation was completed, updated valuations were done on regular intervals noting any changes that had taken place since the previous valuation.  …

Day 13 - National Archives of Ireland

   Wow, I’ve been here almost two weeks already.  Time flies when you’re having fun!  Today the group spent the day at the National Archives.  We arrived at the Archives at 9:30 and were greeted by Louise Kennedy.  …

Day 12 - National Library of Ireland

   Day 12 for me, but the first day of Dublin research for this group.  After a hearty Irish Breakfast (no black pudding for me, please), we met in the Lobby to make the quick trip across the street to the National Library.  …

Day 10 and 11 - Dublin

   On Saturday morning five of the Belfast researchers joined me on the train headed down to Dublin.  Although rainy for most of the trip, the sun was out when we arrived in Dublin.   In the evening some of those who arrived a day early went to dinner at the Quay Restaurant in Temple Bar, enjoying Cottage Pie, Guinness Beef Stew or (my favorite) Irish Lamb Stew.   …

Day 8 and 9 - Belfast

   After having the orientations to the various repositories, Thursday and Friday were days for open research…or sightseeing, whatever the researchers preferred.  Most spent at least part of two days at PRONI.  …

© Donna M. Moughty 2007- 2016