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I have written before (at http://bit.ly/2BiDNWE and at http://bit.ly/2EkIz9e) about Randy Majors’ work to make Google Maps more useful to genealogists. He obviously has not been resting on his laurels. He writes:

Google Maps county line tools on randymajors.com now let you search using your current location

You can now search using your current location on all randymajors.com Google Maps mapping tools (in addition to searching by place, address, etc.

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The following announcement was written by the Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) :

On Friday, 7th December, at AGI’s 31st Annual General Meeting in Dublin the election was announced of David McElroy as a Fellow of the Association, recognising his decades’ long contribution to the pursuit and study of Irish genealogy.


It was in 2004 that Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) established the status of Fellow of the Association to mark significant contributions by members to the world of Irish genealogy.

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The free online exhibition links to more than a dozen documents held by the NAIOne hundred years ago today, women in Ireland* voted in a general election for the first time. It followed the enactment of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, which granted limited suffrage to women over 30 years of age and universal suffrage to men over 21 years of age.
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Tipperary Studies, the local studies archive of County Tipperary Library, has added more registers to its digital Workhouse Records collection.

Click image for enlarged viewIn three large pdf files, Cashel Workhouse's Indoor Relief Registers from December 1847 to July 1848 can now be downloaded free of charge. As the Local Studies team points out, there were 4,480 individuals admitted to the Workhouse in those seven months – more than the 2016 population of the town.

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Fold3 has added four new states to the company’s collection of U.S. WWII Draft Registration Cards. The collection now contains cards from Montana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. The cards in this collection are registration cards for the draft and do not necessarily indicate that the individual ever served in the military.

There were seven draft registration periods in the United States for World War II service.

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