Bill's Genealogy Blog

Bill Buchanan is a long-time genealogy enthusiast, living at Onoway, Alberta, Canada. This blog will describe my experiences as I research my family history and help others.

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Location: Onoway, Alberta, Canada

I am a retired online school teacher. During July 2007 - January 2010, and September 2011 until the present I have provided part-time support for https://familysearch.org This is very rewarding. I have helped many with the free Personal Ancestral File 5 (PAF5) software. I continue to help others with the Family Tree and related FamilySearch products.
Since April 2010, I am an assistant director of Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre. I have a FHC blog at Bill's Family History Center Blog For information the Latter-day Saints and family history click http://mormon.org/

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Irish Research At the Edmonton Riverbend Family History Centre, we are frequently asked for suggestions and web sites for Irish research. Things have just gotten a lot better! The latest issue of the Genealogy in Time newsletter is loaded with help for Irish research. See it at http://tinyurl.com/2345l2s Scottish Research The article also has help in contacting local libraries in Scotland. Now, I am waiting eagerly for a reply to my email query to the Kelso Library regarding apprenticeship records for my 2ggf James Watson: Kelso Library, Bowmont Street, Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 7JH. libkelso@scotborders.gov.uk Topics in the latest issue of the Genealogy in Time newsletter:

  1. How to Find Local Scottish Libraries
  2. Ask a Scottish Librarian a Genealogy Question
  3. Council of Irish Genealogical Organisations
  4. National Archives of Ireland Irish Genealogy –government website
  5. Irish Health Services Executive –for ordering online certificates
  6. Ireland Historic Registry of Deeds Index Project
  7. Irish Newspaper Archives

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