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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.

Irish Genealogy News 

Hi folks!  Hope you're having a good summer.  I thought you might be interested in the following:

Irish subscription site, findmypast.ie has a temporary free access deal to birth/marriage/death records for today through June 30th. See http://www.findmypast.ie/articles/irish-records-office-destruction (You didn’t have anything planned for this weekend, did you?)

Not Specific to Genealogy…

Out of Ireland is a tv show that airs on some PBS stations (including Syracuse & Buffalo – not Rochester). The good news is that you can view past shows online at www.outofirelandtv.com. “Each week, the program features highlights of the news from Ireland’s national broadcasting service, RTÉ. The show also includes interviews with Irish and Irish-American celebrities and politicians and showcases Irish music, entertainment and business news.” (Thanks Patty)

There is a free online course about Exploring Irish Identity which covers history, literature, film, GAA, art, music and dance, language, and landscape. The website explains “The Exploring Irish Identity course aims to provide a broad exploration of how history, geography and culture have interacted to construct ideas about what it means to be Irish and, in so doing, shaped Irish consciousness.” To sign up, go to http://mooc.hiberniacollege.com and click on Register. You’ll see that some classes have already taken place, but you have access to all content. (Thanks Ed)

Irish Genealogy News - Rochester & Toronto 

Hi Folks! Hope you had a great summer. The Rochester Irish Festival will be September 7- 9...I'll be there most of the weekend hosting the display for the Rochester Genealogical Society. Lots of good presentations in the afternoon on Saturday & Sunday. (The classes are free, but you have to pay to enter the festival.) I'll be presenting the following:

Saturday, Sep 8, 2012, Course I - Searching US Records for Your Irish Ancestors, 6 pm
Sunday, Sep 9, 2012, Course II - Searching Irish Records for Your Ancestors, 3 pm

There is a full day conference on Irish Family History being offered November 17, 2012 in Toronto. For info see: http://www.torontofamilyhistory.org/Irish%20Workshop%202012%20prelim.html

Take Care,
Dennis

Irish Genealogy News - It's March 

Hi Folks! Hope you have a great March and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Here are my upcoming presentations:

March 7, 2012, Researching Your Irish Ancestors, Ontario County Genealogical Society, 7pm
March 8, 2012, How to Get Ready for 1940, RGS Computer Interest Group, 7pm
March 10, 2012, Googling for Genealogy, Central New York Genealogical Society, 1pm
March 14, 2012, Course II - Searching Irish Records for Your Irish Ancestors, Ogden Farmer's Library, 6:30pm
March 16, 2012, How to Begin Researching Your Irish Ancestry, Irish Studies Conference, St. John Fisher College, 11:15am

Also FYI, there is an Introduction to the Irish Language course being offered by Erin McMahon through the Rochester chapter of the Irish American Cultural Institute which begins March 10th. (The more we know about the history and culture of our ancestors, the “luckier” we’ll be as genealogists.)

If you’re like me and have missed some or all of the genealogy-related tv series, you can watch them online (without commercials!!!) at the following links:

Who Do You Think You Are? http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/
Faces of America, http://video.pbs.org/program/1397337072/
History Detectives, http://video.pbs.org/program/1138014438/
PBS Ancestors, http://www.byub.org/ancestors/

Images of the 1940 US Census will be available April 2nd for no charge at http://www.archives.com. Indexing will begin at that time and your help is needed. See http://the1940census.com for details – even a few minutes a day can make a difference.

Take Care,
Dennis

Irish Genealogy Newsletter - Education 

Irish Genealogy Newsletter - Genealogy on TV 

Hi Folks. I’ll be giving a presentation on Irish Genealogy (covering both US and Irish records) at St. John Fisher College this Thursday (December 2nd). Event Details. Hope to see you there.

If you’re like me and you have missed some or all of the genealogy-related tv series, you can watch them online at the following links:

History Detectives, http://video.pbs.org/program/1138014438/
Who Do You Think You Are? http://www.nbc.com/who-do-you-think-you-are/video/
Faces of America, http://video.pbs.org/program/1397337072/
PBS Ancestors, http://www.rootstelevision.com/players/player_ancestors-series3.php
(content related to this series now resides at http://www.byub.org/ancestors/)

You might also want to check out Roots Television at http://www.rootstelevision.com/ which has many “channels” including one on Irish Roots.

Take Care,
Dennis
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