Celtic Roots? This is the summer conference for you!

The clock is ticking! The Celtic Connections Conference ’16, August 5-6 in Minneapolis, is less than three months away, and you have less than a couple weeks to get the discounted registration fee of $150 for both conference days. This low rate is available only until May 31, so it’s time to get serious about […]

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Celtic Roots Across America August 5-6, 2016 registration is now open

What better day than St. Patrick’s Day to announce that registration is open for the Celtic Connections Conference, to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Park Place in St. Louis Park, Minnesota from August 5-6, 2016.  This event is for researchers at all levels interested in discovering their Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and Cornish […]

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Scotland and genealogy tourism: I’ll volunteer

The Scotsman.com from Edinburgh, Scotland carried an article today titled “Scotland Urged to Refocus on Genealogy Tourism.” “By BRIAN FERGUSON Published on Sunday 25 November 2012 00:00 WHOEVER they think they are they deserve the red carpet treatment for a new study estimates people searching for their roots will be worth ­­­£2.4 billion to Scotland […]

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National Tartan Day: my roots in Scotland

April 6th is National Tartan Day in the U.S. I have some proud Scottish ancestry. Among the names I find in my ancestry in Scotland areStuart: Strathdon, Aberdeen; Abroath, Angus; Grant: Strathdon, AberdeenLeighton/Lighton: Farnell, AngusNiddrie/Nedry: Farnell and Kinnell, AngusAllardice/Allardyce: Kinnell, AngusEdward/s: Brechin, Forfar, and Abroath, AngusCowie: Brechin and Forfar, Angus In the U.S. the Edward/s […]

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Scotland: Three public record keeping entities might merge

Three entities that are charged with keeping public records in Scotland are being asked to merge. This includes “the General Register Office for Scotland, National Archives of Scotland and Registers of Scotland.” This is being suggested as a cost savings measure. “The General Registry Office is responsible for births, deaths and marriages as well as […]

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