Posts Tagged ‘ancestral roots’

FYI: Ireland Reaching Out holds first ever ask an Expert session on April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Those of us immersed in the all consuming hunt for our Irish ancestors likely already know about this, but for those who may not, there is a huge movement going on right now to reconnect Ireland’s diaspora with their ancestral roots.  Ireland Reaching Out has been set up as the go to resource for those researching their Irish ancestors.  Along with an army of volunteer parish liaisons spread throughout the country as the main point of contact for researchers, Ireland Reaching Out has announced their first ever online Expert Ireland family history Q&A session.

While Ireland Reaching Out is hosting the event, those wishing to participate and post queries should go the Ireland Family History facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IrelandFamilyHistory.  Details about the event may be found here as well.

Please note: According to the instructions posted on Ireland Family History, the start time for the Q&A session is precisely at, or after, 13:30 (1:30) pm GMT and runs until 18:30 GMT.

If you do post a query, please consider sharing the response and/or your experience with us.

Poll #5

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

As Genealogists we love sharing information, and this week’s poll is all about sharing. DNA testing for genealogical purposes has been gathering a lot of steam over the past several years. If you have followed recent TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? or Finding your Roots, then you will have seen how DNA testing has been employed in making ancestral connections and building family trees. However, while the thought of finding your ancestral roots, both geographically and spiritually is certainly appealing, for many of us, taking this step can be quite daunting. So, this week’s poll gives you the opportunity to share your experiences and thoughts regarding the use of DNA testing in family history research:

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As we prepare for Fall, and the return to school, work, etc., we are going to take a short break from the Polls. This will also give those of us who have been otherwise engaged over the summer a chance to catch up. You can easily access all 5 polls by going to the category section on the right hand side of the page and clicking on polls.

See you in a few weeks!