Tag: genealogy

What is in a name? Lessons Learned from my french and quebecois research

Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. Today’s post discusses names in French-Canadian Family History Research.

What’s in a Name? lessons from my own journeys in irish research

This is part of a series of related posts discussing how names can be both challenging and illuminating in genealogical research. Names are everything in Genealogy: they identify us as individuals, they help us build our family groups–they are the foundation stone for our research. It is the first search item we employ when we are looking for more information on any individual or family. But is a name just a label? Is it just a one-dimensional handle for a person or family? Absolutely not.

Baby steps

It all starts out relatively simple, we want to know who we are and that invariably leads us to ask where we came from. Buckle up folks, this can be an exciting ride, but it’s not a short one.

A Living Archive During The Time of covid-19

It’s been interesting to see so many groups trying to record what we are all experiencing. Here in Australia the National Museum of Australia has asked Australians to share their experiences and observations as we all go through this bizarre new normal in the… Continue Reading “A Living Archive During The Time of covid-19”

Racial Memory

Because the first time I went to Ireland, I felt at home, and it was familiar so much that my heart ached.

Going back to where I came from.

24 years ago I had the opportunity to do my junior year of high school at a sister school in Worcester, England.  Bookending my time there I had a chance to visit Ireland, where I was pretty sure my ancestors came from (at the… Continue Reading “Going back to where I came from.”

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