Irish Genealogy News

The Rochester Irish Festival is this weekend (Sep 6, 7, and 8) at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. I will have a table there for the Rochester Genealogical Society and will be a presenter in the Celtic College. Course I – Searching US Records for your Irish Ancestors will be at 3pm on Saturday and Course II – Searching Irish Records will be at 2:30 on Sunday. Hope to see you there.

Who Do You Think You Are? is back on the air, this time on the TLC channel. If you are like me and don’t get TLC, you can watch entire episodes online.

There is a program September 7th at 10:30 about Researching Your Veteran’s Story. I believe the focus will be on researching veterans from the WWI era to the present. CDR Victor Failmezger USN, Retired will give the presentation at the Geneva Historical Society.

OASIS is a national organization “dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults.” The Rochester OASIS offers many great courses in topics such as history, computers, and arts. One of the current offerings is a fantastic course that I had a chance to take last year. The San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War is presented by Bill Sanders – you can see a preview by searching on YouTube for “San Patricio at Oasis.” This course gives insight into what it was like for our Irish ancestors in the US following the Famine.