The book Irish Presbyterians and the Shaping of Western Pennsylvania, 1770–1830 is a favorite of mine and author Peter Gilmore shares highlights of the book in this episode. Learn what life was like for our early Irish Presbyterian ancestors. Watch on … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 65: Irish Presbyterians of Western Pennsylvania with Author Peter Gilmore
Knowing the history of our ancestor's surnames can help us in research, particularly Irish research. In this episode I interview author Robert Bell of The Book of Ulster Surnames, reissued in 2021. Robert share why surname research matters and some pieces of Scots Irish history … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 44: Ulster Surnames Book with Robert Bell
The Ulster Historical Foundation team and I had a rollicking good time talking about the challenges Americans have doing Irish research. Fintan Mullan, Executive Director of UHF; Gillian Hunt, Research Officer; and William Roulston, Research Director of UHF walk us through what … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 31: Researching Irish Americans, Part 2
What are the five biggest mistakes genealogists make when researching their Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors? Learn from the experts with the Ulster Historical Foundation on common errors and the best research methods, so you can find those elusive Irish PA ancestors. Watch on … [Read more...] about Podcast Episode 30: Researching Irish Americans, Part 1
Many online genealogy websites promise us we can find our ancestors in their records. FindMyPast is one of these genealogy record providers. How useful are their records for Pennsylvania family history research? One set of PA records in particular can help many genealogy … [Read more...] about Is FindMyPast Useful for PA Research?