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DNA Testing & how to get the best from it

DNA tests are the hot topic for family historians these days. The area can be bewildering and often it can be difficult to decipher the results. What’s a centimorgan? How do you triangulate results? How should you approach contacts? Are ethnicity results nonsense (hint: mostly!)? Should you use Gedmatch? I can answer all these questions…

New Autumn Term in Malahide Community School

Booking is now open for the new term of my beginner’s genealogy class in Malahide Community School. Walk-in enrollment will take place on 17th September. Classes will start on Tuesday 2nd October and run for 10 weeks. Lots of people will have gotten DNA tests over the summer why not learn how to make the most…

Spring Term in Malahide Community School

Booking is now open for the new term of my beginner’s genealogy class in Malahide Community School. Enrolling on Monday 22nd January, where I will also be available to talk to prospective students. Classes will start on Tuesday 30th January and run for 10 weeks. Lots of people will have gotten DNA tests for Christmas: why…

The stranger in the grave

Glasnevin cemetery claims to have 2 million people buried within its walls, and a substantial portion of my Dublin ancestors are there. I got the full details of a grave for a family of Longs, who were related to my great-grandmother, Mary Agnes Long. John Long, a butcher, his wife, Mary Teresa Long née Waters and…

Dublin 2019

I’m pleased to announce my involvement with Dublin 2019‘s bid to host WorldCon.  The annual science fiction and fantasy event will hopefully bring a lot of visitors to Dublin in 2019 and our hope is that some of them may be interested in pursuing their Irish roots.  I’ll be writing a series of blog posts…