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Did your Irish ancestors spend time in the UK?

      If you’re lucky, your Irish ancestors may have spent some time in England or Scotland prior to their emigration to the US, Canada or Australia.  I say lucky, because England and Scotland have a lot more records than Ireland and sometimes those records will tell you where in Ireland they originated. …

Records where you least expect them

Petition for Naturalization
Hugh O'Hagan

   I’ve often mentioned that my own research takes a back seat to client work and lectures.  I do however, frequently use my own family as a topic for this blog.  About a month ago, I contacted a woman who had a DNA match to my husband, Brian (he gets all the matches…me, not so much).  …

A Genealogy Vacation in Ireland


   It’s that time of year when people are planning their summer vacation and if you're lucky, it will include some genealogy.  I’ve noticed a lot of posts on various Facebook genealogy locality pages of people commenting that they will be in Ireland this summer and asking questions about the area.  …

DNA Day at Jamboree


   I’m just back from Jamboree and my head is spinning with all the new information.  Thursday was DNA day and with seven concurrent session in six time slots there was something for everyone. …

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