I have always been interested in the less than perfect people in my family tree. These folks often may be found in various court records that have been preserved. At the RootsTech2017 conference, I was asked about such ancestors and my comments were videotaped by the RootsTech crew. You can view the video on Twitter at https://t.co/KdFInLZkqh.

In my computer, I found I had to click on the video image in order to hear the audio.

Discounts will expire on Tuesday 20 JuneLiving DNA, the UK-based company which arrived on the genetic genealogy scene last year and has quickly won many admirers, is holding a Father's Day Sale.

The Living DNA test is a 3-in-1 test that not only covers your family ancestry and your motherline, it also, if the tester is male, explores the fatherline. The test also sets out your dna mix across 80 world regions, including 21 in Britain and Ireland.

It's good to hear that the Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI) has found a new permanent home for its Archives and Research Centre.

The GSI Archives and Research Centre will be re-opening in LoughlinstownThe GSI was forced to leave its previous home in Carlisle Road, Dún Laoghaire back in February after nearly seven years as a tenant of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. As a result, the Centre's resources have been in storage for the last three months.

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) has announced its newest member: Sandy O’Byrne.

Sandy O'Byrne MAGIBased in Bray, Co Dublin, Sandy obtained the Diploma in Family History from Independent Colleges, Dublin, in 2012 in a programme run in conjunction with AGI. She is the fourth person to come through that course and gain membership of AGI. In 2014 she became an AGI Affiliate, entering into a period of close association with the organisation, with continuing professional development and one-to-one mentoring.

The British Newspaper Archive is offering a 20% discount on a one-month subscription to its online database of 757 publications.

This could be a well-timed prompt for you to explore the full archive of British and Irish historical newspapers. More than 140 titles in the collection are from Ireland (106 from the Republic; 37 from Northern Ireland).

To take advantage of the discount and access millions of historical newspaper pages, click the image (or link above).

The following announcement was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists:

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 13 June 2017 – The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG?) has named Julie Cahill Tarr as the new editor of APG eNews. Tarr, a professional genealogist, brings years of experience in writing, editing, and graphic design to the organization’s monthly electronic newsletter.

Tarr serves as the managing editor and designer for FORUM, the quarterly magazine for the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

FindMyPast has added the 1881 and 1891 Canadian censuses to its USA & Canada collection.

The Canada Census of 1881 holds the details of more than 4.2 million Canadians, while the Canada Census 1891 contains more than 4.5 million records.

In both record sets, the areas covered are British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

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