Column: The Down Survey of Ireland

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: The Down Survey of Ireland Ireland has seen drastic changes over the centuries, and its people have suffered great hardships. The many who arrived in Canada…

Column: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE

Between today and Wednesday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Title: Search Irish Vital Records for FREE Snippet: No one really knows when the first Irish immigrant arrived in Canada. It was probably in the 1700s,…

Column: Shedding Light on Adoption in Ireland

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin (Lunenburg County) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Shedding Light on Adoption in Ireland Snippet: Are you over forty years old, Irish, Catholic, adopted and living…

Column: Potato Famine: The Dangers of Planting a Single Crop

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Potato Famine: The Dangers of Planting a Single…

Column: The Shamrock and the Maple Leaf

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Wednesday: Journal-Pioneer (Summerside – Census Returns for Ireland) Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title:…

Traditional Irish Names

The Irish community has some of the most unique and entertaining names. After all, who can forget the name of the man who bounced back when pushed against the wall: Rick O’Shea? Irish names are poetic, playful and filled with meaning. They speak of kings, saints, warriors and commoners. The forces behind these names are…

Column: Census Returns for Ireland

Between today and Saturday, my genealogy column, Roots to the Past, is available in the following Atlantic Canada newspapers: Tuesday: The Kings County Record (Sussex) Wednesday: The Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin Thursday: The Western Star (Corner Brook) Saturday: The Citizen (Amherst) Saturday: Times & Transcript (Moncton) Title: Census Returns for Ireland Snippet: March is the…