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Heritage Week

Heritage Week runs across the country from 12 – 20 August. Yes, I know that’s more than a week: I didn’t pick the name! I will be doing a DNA talk in Fingal Archives in Swords, Co. Dublin on Thursday 17 August. Space is limited at the venue so booking is essential.

Mad about clusters

One of the great things about genetic genealogy is how fast the field is growing. It’s changing and improving all the time. We can do all kinds of things now that 5 years ago were impossible. There’s so much to learn. I’ve written previously about clusters on my blog and I’m still periodically reviewing my…

Ancestry DNA

If you’re thinking about taking a DNA test, then Ancestry is offering 25% off at the moment for Mother’s Day. If you’d like some reasons to take a DNA test: It’s €69 plus shipping in Ireland. This offer lasts until 14th March. If you buy one through this link, I will get a tiny commission,…

Happy Halloween

Despite climate change’s best efforts, the evenings are beginning to draw in.Many people will not be aware that Hallowe’en has its origins in Ireland. It’s changed quite a bit since I was a child in the 1980s but some facets still remain the same. Back then, we dressed up and went to our neighbours’ doors…