Did Your Ancestors Go Back to England?

Did Your Ancestors Go Back to England?

Contrary to popular belief, not every journey from England to the New World in the 1600’s was a one-way trip. Ships went back and forth between the North American and European continents with regularity once colonization began. While most colonists


Ancestral Findings Podcast: Episode 6

AF-006: Death Certificates: Your Doorway to Your Ancestor’s Life It might seem strange that a death certificate, which is a document of an ending, could be the beginning of your journey into your ancestor’s life. However, a death certificate can


Irish Immigration Wave: The Emerald Isle Comes to America

Irish Immigration Wave: The Emerald Isle Comes to America

The infamous Potato Famine in Ireland in the mid-19th century was an almost apocalyptic experience for the Emerald Isle. The famine was so severe that newspaper photographers covering the event found some families were resorting to eating the bodies of


In Search of Your British & Irish Roots

Genealogy Book Club Recommendation: Whether you conduct your research in person or by mail, this celebrated manual–now in its Fourth Edition–will guide you in finding your ancestors in Britain or Ireland. Noted genealogist Angus Baxter provides detailed instructions for locating