Category Archives: Ireland

Irish, are ye? A coup’la book recommendations for ye, then…

One author:  Frank McCourt. Two books: Angela’s Ashes and ‘Tis Just finished back-to-back readings of these two spell-binding, Pulitzer Prize winning, bestselling memoirs of this Irish-American who left the lanes of Limerick for the big city sidewalks of New York … Continue reading

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Fom Ship to Shore: Finding those Immigrant Passenger Ships

“They came in ships…how else could they get here?” That’s the rhetorical question offered by John P. Colletta in the preface to his classic volume “They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record.” The answer, … Continue reading

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Yes, Patricia, there really ARE original records for those non-descript naturalization index cards!

Four years ago when I first took an interest in genealogy, I realized there were a multitude of online databases laden with documents, images and other records I could use to research my family’s ancestors.  I was astonished when I … Continue reading

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