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Check out the blogs covering the 2014 Belfast and Dublin Research Trips from October.  It's not too early to begin planning for 2016.   Complete the registration form and send your deposit to reserve a place.  

You can also find me on Facebook at Donna Moughty Genealogy and if you are on Twitter, you can also follow me @DMoughty.  I tweet exclusively on #IrishGenealogy highlighting interesting articles and resources.  

Shaw Family: Scots-Irish to Pennsylvania 1794

   The focus of my trip to Fayette County, Pennsylvania was to research my McDowell line, but Robert S. McDowell, born about 1828 married Margaret Shaw, daughter of Robert and Ruth Haney Shaw.  …

Researching in Pennsylvania Part 2

   Last week I wrote about my research into my McDowell and Shaw lines in Pennsylvania.  I spent most of this week updating my databases, adding in images from the courthouse, library and cemetery, as well as expanding my research to the various McDowell collateral lines.  …

Researching in Pennsylvania

   Who is the father of Robert McDowell, born abt 1800 in Pennsylvania?  That’s my brick wall.  The problem I’ve run into in the past is that there are multiple Robert McDowells.  My goal was to see if I could separate them.  …

Cause of Death of Grace Murry

   I posted an image on Facebook asking if anyone could help decipher the cause of death for Grace Murry.  The death occurred in 1899 in Middletown Springs, Rutland, Vermont.

   A number of people have asked for the complete document in order to compare the handwriting, so if you’re interested, here is the

What will future genealogists find?

   I’m just back from a 5400 mile trek that included two wedding celebrations for my daughter.  The celebrations were wonderful and as unique as my daughter and her husband.  Before I left, I wrote about my dilemma of a

Which Date is Correct?

   You’ve probably noticed that I have been writing very regularly for the past few months.  I’ve been busy catching up on projects for clients, as well as trying to update some of my own research.  …

Irish Roman Catholic Parish Registers online July 8th

   On April 29th, the National Library of Ireland announced that the digitized Roman Catholic Parish registers will go online on July 8th.  Mark your calendars and let’s hope we don’t crash the site that day!

New England Regional Genealogical Conference

   Just finishing up my packing for NERGC.  With a 6 am flight tomorrow morning, I need to get a jump on this.  I’m really looking forward to seeing all of my New England friends since I don’t get back there as often as I like (and when I do, it’s usually to visit my girls).

Do You Have Former Ancestors?

   You know…those people you’ve been researching for years, only to discover they’re in the wrong family!  I use this line quite often in my lectures and it usually gets a laugh.  We've probably all have that problem.   …

Autosomal DNA

   I am excited now!  I just spent the last two weekends at the Virtual institute of Genealogical Research class (Finally!) Understanding Autosomal DNA.  And, I think I do, or at least a lot more than I understood it before.  …

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