Thursday, May 14, 2009

Blogging Prompt #18


Showcase a favorite blog or blogger. This is a great way to share some blog love and introduce readers to new genealogy writers. Thanks to We Tree for the inspiration!

Instead of showcasing a favorite blog or blogger (there are so many I couldn't choose just one) I thought I would showcase a new to me blog. If you are doing Irish research, you need to follow this one, Irish Genealogical Research. I have Irish in my lines but haven't researched in Ireland as of yet. Even though I am not ready to research there, I have found this blog to be informative and fun to follow. Who knows, maybe by the time I am ready to research in Ireland, I will be a step ahead of the game! The more I learn as I go along, the easier it will be by the time I am actually ready to go "Irish."

Articles on Irish research, history, surnames, places, and researchers are an example of what you will find. You will find a link to Irish genealogy message boards, which I haven't been to yet but look forward to exploring.

This article, among others, "Irish History-Three Reasons You Should Be Studying It For Your Genealogy Research" sold me. It is very well written and gives much food for thought! I will be following!

Even if Irish isn't in your blood, I suggest you take a peek, as it may just give you some new ideas or thoughts about the blood line you do need to follow!


Speaking of Irish blood, if you haven't been to Small-leaved Shamrock you are missing out. Small-leaved Shamrock is also the home of "The Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture." This is not a new blog, but it is a must for those with Irish Heritage. Even though Lisa has taken a hiatus from blogging for a bit to work on some spring cleaning, there are many articles to catch up on until Lisa returns.

I am sure there are other Irish blogs that I am not aware of, if you know of any please leave a link! Happy Irish researching!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks very much, Cheryl, for choosing to highlight good resources for Irish family history this week, and for mentioning Small-leaved Shamrock.

    I look forward to reading more about your search for Irish roots when you finally dig deeply into them.

    Lisa
    100 Years in AmericaSmall-leaved ShamrockA light that shines againCarnival of Irish Heritage & Culture

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  2. Thank you for the kind review of my site. I'm so glad you enjoy my blog. Come back any time! I typically post new content Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and sometimes on the weekends.

    Stephanie at the Irish Genealogical Research blog

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  3. Hi Lisa,

    My pleasure! I look forward to getting involved in my Irish research one day!Right now I am in Norwegian!

    Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for letting everyone know your scheduling on posts! I do enjoy your blog and look forward to using all of the resources I am finding for my own Irish research, hopefully sooner than later!

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