Tuesday, 24 October 2017

SUPERSTAR GENEALOGISTS AWARDS FOR 2017 ANNOUNCED..







International, USA, Genetic Genealogy

Blaine Bettinger

With a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and JD postnominal awarded by Syracuse University College of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2009, Blaine melds his practice as an intellectual property and technology attorney with his passion for genetic genealogy. His publications include The Family Tree guide to DNA testing and genetic genealogy and the co-authored Genetic genealogy in practice. As well as the science side, Blaine has drawn on his legal background in promoting a code of ethics for genetic genealogy practice. Find him on Twitter and Facebook including on the closed group Genetic Genealogy Tips & Techniques.

Australia/New Zealand

Michelle Patient

Australian by birth, Michelle’s science and engineering background has helped her develop research tips, which she shares regularly with the wider genealogy community in face to face presentations, in magazines, and over the Internet. She was President of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists 2012 – 2014, New Zealand Regional Representative for the Guild of One-Name Studies 2015 – present and Education Committee Member Society of Australian Genealogists. Michelle is particularly active on Facebook.

Canada

Gail Dever

Repeating in the Superstar Gold award position, Gail Dever writes daily about genealogy news, resources and issues facing the genealogy community at Genealogy à la carte and on a variety of social media. She is a popular speaker on social media and genealogy. A native of Toronto, resident of Montreal, Gail has a bachelor degree in French literature from Laval University and has held several senior positions in public affairs, including external communications and advertising. She manages the BIFHSGO website and was recently inducted into the Society Hall of Fame.

England, Scotland, Wales

Janet Few

Returning as a Gold Rockstar Genealogist, Janet writes that she prefers the term Family Historian. As The History Interpreter, she aims to bring history alive in a variety of ways, notably encouraging young people to become interested in the past, especially through living history or family history. Author and columnist for The In-Depth Genealogist Magazine, Janet teaches family and local history classes and is a tutor for Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd. She is currently writing an historical novel.

Ireland

Maurice Gleeson

Repeating as a Superstar genealogist, with a background as psychiatrist, pharmaceutical physician and part-time actor, Maurice is widely known for his YouTube videos on genetic genealogy. He has organized the genetic genealogy lectures for Genetic Genealogy Ireland in Dublin and Who Do You Think You Are? Live in the UK since 2012. He is co-administrator for the Gleason/Gleeson, Spearin, Farrell, Irish Caribbean DNA and WW1 Missing Legacy projects.

CONGRATULATIONS
to all the 

SUPERSTAR GENEALOGISTS





Congratulations also to all winners, including all those nominated. You are all appreciated for your contributions to genealogy and family history.

Thank you to all who took the time to vote and make nominations in the first place. If your favourite ROCKSTAR wasn't in the list this year, then make sure you nominate them next year... candidates need at least two nominations to be included. There are many who work tirelessly as volunteers.. you know them, why not nominate them...

 The biggest THANK YOU goes to John D. Reid who started with this idea over six years ago... This takes a lot of time and work to plan, organise and conduct. I hope John gets a chance to take a well earned rest now. 

Visit his blog at http://anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com/ and be sure to leave a comment.


Monday, 23 October 2017

ROCKSTAR GENEALOGISTS 2017.. SILVER AND BRONZE AWARDS ANNOUNCED









DIRECTLY FROM THE ORGANISER 
OF 
ROCKSTAR GENEALOGISTS FOR 2017,

John D. Reid
from 
ANGLO-CELTIC CONNECTIONS



Here are the 2017 Rockstar Genealogist "silver and bronze award winners."

International (also USA and genetic genealogists)
Silver: Judy G. Russell -- The Legal Genealogist
Bronze: CeCe Moore -- TheDNADetectives.com

The following awards are for genealogists living in or affiliated with the specified county or area.

Australia/New Zealand
Silver: Jill Ball -- Geniaus.
Bronze: Helen V. Smith -- Dragon Genealogy
              
Canada
Silver: Dave Obee -- CanGenealogy
Bronze: Lorine McGinnis Schulze -- Olive Tree Genealogy

England/Scotland/Wales
Silver: Debbie Kennett -- Cruwys news
Bronze: Chris Paton -- The GENES Blog

Ireland
Silver John Grenham -- Irish Roots 
Bronze: Claire Santry -- Irish Genealogy News

Congratulations to the award winners.

The "gold award-winners", Superstar Genealogists, will be posted tomorrow.


THANK YOU TO ALL WHO TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE.




Sunday, 22 October 2017

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY BOOK LAUNCHES 16th November, 2017






BOOK LAUNCH

CLARE ROOTS SOCIETY WILL LAUNCH 2 NEW BOOKS


Thursday 9th November

8 pm. Maguire Suite

Old Ground Hotel


Drumcliff Section B
By Flan Hehir
This will be CRS 3 Book recording the Burials in Drumcliff Cemetery
Women of Clare
By Lucille Ellis
Women of exceptional talents who gave of themselves to serve others
Next Lecture

Tracing your Australian relations
By Debra Carter
Thursday 16th November 2017
8 pm Old Ground Hotel

Debra Carter has worked with Ancestry Pro Genealogists in London since its inception in January last year. Her main areas of expertise are England and Australia, although she also researches Ireland, the United States, Canada and Norway. She is particularly interested in the movement of people between those countries and women's stories within that. Prior to working with ProGen, Debra owned and operated her own genealogy business in both London and Melbourne, teaching adult's genealogy, researching for private clients and volunteering at a local historical society. Her love of genealogy stemmed from her mother's interest and early research which she took over around ten years ago. Her genealogical education includes the Advanced Diploma in Local History from Oxford University and distinction completion of the Certificate in Family History from the Society of Australian Genealogists. Debra is also a full member of AGRA, the Association of Genealogists & Researchers in Australia.


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

IRELAND GENEALOGY PROJECT ARCHIVES.. 100,000 GRAVESTONE IMAGES NOT ENOUGH...








CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? 


Not satisfied with 100,000 gravestone images, 
IGP volunteers worked tirelessly onwards 
and have now surpassed

120,000 gravestone images!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS
to all involved
and
THANK YOU

 you are giving a great gift to genealogists,
family historians and those who always
wondered where their grandparents and great grandparents rest.

 Latest List..

ARMAGH Genealogy Archives - Headstones
Ballymacnab Old Graveyard- McKee & McParlan


DONEGAL Genealogy Archives - Headstones





DUBLIN Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Deansgrange Cemetery, St. Anne's Section, Pt. 6
Golden Bridge Cemetery, Part 2 (D-G)
Mount Jerome, Dublin - Part 178


LIMERICK Genealogy Archives - Headstones



TYRONE Genealogy Archives - Headstones

Urney Cemetery, Parts - Completed


WATERFORD Genealogy Archives - Headstones



WICKLOW Genealogy Archives - Headstones




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