Showing posts from February, 2012

USA Tour Itinerary

Irish and Scots Irish Genealogy Lecture Tour, 08–26 March 2012

Saturday, 10 March 2012 (9:00 AM to 4: 30 PM)
Programme title
Researching Your Irish Ancestors – EWGS Spring Seminar
Location of programme
Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main, Spokane, WA 99201
Tel: (509) 444-5300
Host organisation
Eastern Washington Genealogical Society
Main contact
Donna Potter Phillips,
Tel: (509) 624-4118
Registration Details
$20 Members; $25 Non-Members
Send postal registrations to: EWGS P.O. Box 1826, Spokane, WA 99210-1826
Further information
Register via the online form EWGS at

Sunday, 11 March 2012 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
Programme title
Irish Genealogy Conference
Location of programme
Nordic Heritage Museum 3014 NW 67th St Seattle WA
Host organisation
Irish Heritage Club
Main contact
Jean A. Roth,
Or John F. Keane,
Registration Details
$45 pr person including box lunch

USA Tour Ulster Historical Foundation

With St Patrick’s Day (17 March) fast approaching people’s thoughts naturally turn to their celtic roots and how to reconnect with the old homeland. Ulster Historical Foundation’s forthcoming lecture tour in the USA (8-25 March 2012) is a great opportunity to celebrate your Irish connections and they would also like to ask for your help in publicising the USA lecture tour to the widest possible audience.
This year the tour will start in the Pacific northwest and travel all the way across to Ridgewood New Jersey via the southern states. Listed below the details for the events in: Spokane WA, Seattle WA, Portland OR, Tucson AZ, Bentonville AR, Gainesville GA, Staunton VA, Pittsburgh PA, Philadelphia PA, Ridgewood NJ and Lancaster PA.
They hope you might be able to attend one of the programmes, if not they would appreciate your help in promoting the events to your contacts and other local societies.

Who Do You Think You Are Live

Olympia in London plays host to Who do you think you are live on the 24th-26th of February. looks like a good day out and a chance to get some tips from the experts.

Marsden Park Nelson

This site will be of interest to researchers of Lancashire. I knew this park very well growing up in the area but i was not aware that at one time it had been used as an Asylum.

Ancestors Free in USA 1930 Census has opened their records of the USA 1930 Census for free access. These records can be viewed for free from the 17th of February until the 21st of February.

Free 1881 English Census

If you are new to family research you may not know that the 1881 English Census is available online free. I think the best coverage is from You do not have to have a paid membership to view the Census just a free membership.

Message Boards Find Your Ancestors

Do message boards work for finding a connection to your ancestors? I think they do . I have just had a reply back to a posting that i left on a message board in 2007. So they do work even if you have to wait a while.