Genealogists in the United States will want to mark their calendars for October 3, 2017. That will be the date of the first episode of the new season of Finding Your Roots With Henry Gates, Jr.

The 10-part series traces the ancestry of influential people from a variety of backgrounds and careers. The program focuses on the melting pot of cultures that has shaped the history of the United States, especially focusing on the various ethnic groups that live within our country.

Part of the opening page of the Balbriggan New Cemetery Bural RegisterThe Burial Registers for Balbriggan New Cemetery have been added to the free Buried in Fingal website.

They date from 13 October 1929, when Mary Lee of Drogheda Street, the 80-year-old widow of a Herdsman, was laid to rest and noted in the register's Observations column as 'The first interment in this cemetery', and end on 7 July 2013.

Major news in the genealogy software marketplace! MyHeritage has acquired Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

The following is a quote from the MyHeritage Blog:

We’re delighted to announce today that we’ve acquired Millennia Corporation, makers of the popular Legacy Family Tree genealogy desktop software and well-attended genealogy webinar platform, Legacy Family Tree Webinars.

The Northamptonshire (England) Record Office reportedly has made drastic reductions in their services, all without any public consultation. My information is all second-hand. However, I am told that the Record Office management announced last week that they are cutting free access to the public search room to three mornings a week. Previously, it was open three days per week.

Free access is now available only on Tuesday-Thursday mornings, 9am-1pm, and on 7 Saturdays in the year.

The folks at the Westborough (Massachusetts) Public Library had a wonderful idea: let’s ask local residents to bring in their old photographs taken around town over the years and scan them. Then we will add them to Digital Commonwealth to keep these images safe for years to come.

Old Ford Truck – Click on the above image to view a larger version

The project apparently has had great success.

I'm going to come over all bashful in a minute, but not until after I've pointed you towards a review by well-known professional genealogist John Grenham of my newly published book, the Family Tree Irish Genealogy Guide: How To Trace Your Ancestors In Ireland.

Click the thumbnail to visit his blog to find out why he's described the book as "the Bee's Knees and the Cat's Pyjamas, all rolled into one", and why it's now his favourite book on Irish genealogy.

The Ballymena branch of the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS) is to hold its first Family History Fair on Saturday 2 September.

A broad selection of genealogical and historical groups, government bodies, specialist genealogists and DNA experts will be exhibiting and offering their expertise at the event, which will be held in the Braid Film Theatre, The Braid Ballymena Town Hall, Museum & Arts Centre, 1–29 Bridge Street, Ballymena, County Antrim.

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