Monday, May 26, 2014

Historical illustrator: Well i decided to head to Monea Castle in County F...

Historical illustrator: Well i decided to head to Monea Castle in County F...: Well i decided to head to Monea Castle in County Fermanagh, to see Claiomh today. They are doing a show today as part of the 4-5 week dig pr...

(great post by Seán Ó Brógáin, you have seen his work in the Osprey books series.)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Haplogroup Designations

Family Tree has released their new haplogroup designations.  However, there has been some issues with this release that are still being sorted out.  Participants in the Scots-Irish DNA project are asked to be patient while Family Tree corrects the issues.  You might see your kit in the results move around as these corrections are made. 

Ultimately, the new haplogroups will contribute to our ability to fix a point of origin of families in the project.  The geneticists are uncovering more SNPs which in time will have a geographic link.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ballymoney Genealogical Gathering

If you have ancestors in North Antrim, then the Route Back Home 2014 is the place to find out more about your family history!
The exciting conference gives genealogists from across the world the opportunity to enjoy a unique series of lectures & research trips focusing on Ballymoney and district.
The Route Back Home will run from 24-27 September and will be based in Ballymoney Town Hall.  It has been developed to assist people who are specifically researching their ancestry in Ballymoney, Co. Antrim.  The conference is an opportunity to meet other people who share an interest in North Antrim, a region traditionally known as "the Route”.
The Route Back Home is run by Ballymoney Museum.  It is supported by the Coleraine Branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society (www. and their members will be available to help delegates and provide advice throughout the conference.
Delegates must pay the full booking fee of £180 to be allocated a place at the conference.  Only 20 places are available and bookings cannot be confirmed until receipt of a completed booking form and full payment.  The conference fee includes:
  • Lectures on how to research your ancestry in North Antrim
  • Daily lunch and regular refreshments
  • Conference dinner and drinks reception
  • Research trips to Belfast and Ballymena
Please contact me at this email address if you require further information and I look forward to hopefully seeing you in September.
Keith Beattie
Museum Manager