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GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, March 18, 2011


Starting with this week’s episode of GeneaBloggers Radio, I will be posting “show notes” for each upcoming episode. This way you’ll be able to get a sneak peek as to content, special guests and door prizes. Also, the notes will contain hyperlinks to websites and blogs discussed during the show and also give some promotional exposure to our guests.

GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 7–a-st-patricks-day-celebration

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Friday, March 18, 2011
10pm-12:00am Eastern US
9-11pm Central US
8-10pm Mountain US
7-9pm Pacific US
GMT -5 (2-4am Dublin)

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Irish Roots – A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!

This week, we’ll be covering all aspects of Irish genealogy and family history include: migration patterns, research resources, and more.


Mitchell Brian
Brian Mitchell

Genealogist, Brian Mitchell, has been involved in local, family and emigration research in the wider Derry, Ireland area since 1982. The database, whose construction he supervised from 1982 to 2007, containing one million records dating from 1642 to 1922 extracted from the major civil and church registers of County Derry, can now be accessed at He is author of a number of Irish genealogy reference books such as A New Genealogical Atlas of Ireland, A Guide to Irish Parish Registers and Pocket Guide to Irish Genealogy. In addition, Brian’s latest publication is Genealogy at a Glance: Irish Genealogy Research which is also available as an iPhone App. You can find all of Brian’s publications at Genealogical Publishing Company.

Esther Holmes
Sharon Sergeant

Sharon Sergeant specializes in investigative genealogy, longitudinal studies, and wide-ranged research planning. She prepared Module 2 for the Boston University genealogy program ( and is writing a book about investigative genealogy. Irish research is one of her many interests in her Heinz 57 pedigree.

Links: The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA)
New England Regional Conference 2011, Springfield, MA
APG Directory for Research Requests

smallest leaf
Smallest Leaf

Lisa (otherwise known as “Smallest Leaf”) is a proud descendant of Irish, Hungarian and Croatian immigrants to America. She can be found on the web at and is the author of three blogs and also the hostess of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture (. Lisa’s interest in genealogy began at age eleven when she questioned her grandparents to help her fill out her first pedigree chart. Since then, she has worked during her spare time to fill in the missing pieces of her family tree. She began her blogs to share her knowledge with family and to connect with like-minded researchers. She hopes to help bring others, particularly young people, to an understanding of their own place in history, and to inspire them to carry on the traditions of the cultures in which their ancestry is rooted.

Links: Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture
Small-leaved Shamrock
A light that shines again
100 Years in America

Mary Ellen Grogan

Mary Ellen Grogan, a professional genealogist living in Boston, specializes in Irish genealogical research.  She began researching in Ireland in 1983, and is the proud holder of Reader’s Ticket No. 151 for the National Library of Ireland.  She lectures on Irish genealogy and organizes research tours to Ireland.  She will be presenting a workshop at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference in April: Griffiths Valuation: Gateway To Irish Research (

Links: Irish Genealogy:

jennifer geraghty-gorman
Jennifer Geraghty Gorman

My working life is that of an historian,  writer, and independent scholar.  I hold three university degrees: B.A.,  B.A. (Hons.), M.A. My principle area of focus is Early 20th Century Irish Conflict,  with a concentration on the Irish War of Independence and the history of the family.  Working in new media, I use sound scholarly research to produce website content focused on these areas. Firmly committed to the use of original documents, I conduct research almost exclusively in Ireland, and will be returning to Ireland this coming August to continue my work. My research is mainly conducted in Ireland, I work on a regular basis to find web content which will help other researchers who are working to uncover their Irish Roots.

Ongoing work: Currently, I am engaged in work on a book, the details of which I will keep under wraps for now. In July I will be doing a presentation on my work at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies Conference at Concordia University in Montreal Canada.

On a flesh and bone foundation’: An Irish History  at
‘Over thy dead body’ at

Deborah Large Fox
Deborah Large Fox

Deborah Large Fox is a genealogy blogger and speaker in the Philadelphia/NJ region. Her Irish genealogy blog, Help! The Faerie Folk Hid My Ancestors!, was recently selected as a Top 40 Blog by Family Tree Magazine. She also manages a family “wiki” blog that traces the hunt for her husband’s Jewish ancestors in Belarus. Deborah has been researching her own family history since childhood, and has worked professionally in the field since 1997. She inherited her “family history detective” genes from her family of police officers and detectives. Deborah has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her experience as a prosecutor has given her a unique perspective on genealogical research, which is a great help when dealing with those crafty Irish ancestor-stealing faeries

Help! The Faerie Folk Hid My Ancestors!
Journey to Recite the Kaddish in Uzlyany

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12 thoughts on “GeneaBloggers Radio – Show Notes for Friday, March 18, 2011

  1. Show notes, well thought out and looks very detailed. The hypherlinks very much appreciated. Nice to see your guests are given a good promotion as well.

  2. I am looking forward to the Broadcast tonight.
    I was wondering if someone tonight could talk about might be available pre 1800’s. My James McManigle was born in 1782 in Ireland per 1850 US Census. One of his sons Biography states that he was from of Irish from Northern Ireland. And that is it. I have found so many different spellings of the surname. I don’t need a personal answer, but any info for Pre 1800’s would be wonderful.
    Thank you

  3. Kristine

    Thanks for giving us some “direction” – I have a similar issue on my father’s side with my 3rd GGG who came over from Ireland before any of the Famines.

    I’ll add your comment to my script and see if we both can get some info.


  4. Many on the chat board were asking if there is a way to record the show to listen to at a later date? (I’m thinking such as a podcast – Genealogy Guys do this, that is what I am familiar with). Then we could record the shows to listen to on our ipods, etc. while driving to work, or traveling, etc. Even tho many of us make the effort to clear the calendars on Friday nights, we all know our hearts and souls would rather be in front of our computers participating in the show!

    I also believe either Michael H. or Dan L. asked if the chat board could be copied.. but think they were hoping for the list of links posted by your presenters, which was done – so hopefully that fulfilled their needs and wants.

    Once again Thomas, excellent show.. Glad to have sparked the “Luck of the Irish” thoughts this week! And… the performance was amazing… heartfelt and moving.. very emotional for all… you are loved!

    Meg in MIch

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