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Researching in Ireland in 2014

   I always seem to get behind on my blogs in December, and this year was no exception.  It’s been over a month since I’ve written, so let me begin by saying Happy New Year.  I hope you all had a good holiday.  My husband and I spent a few weeks in Connecticut at my sister-in-laws,  and our daughters (and granddaughter) traveled to Connecticut to celebrate Christmas.   We got back just before New Year’s Day and I was glad to get back to some warmer weather. 

   I’ve decided not to set any resolutions this year, but instead set smaller quarterly goals.  The big goal for the first quarter is to get our new house finished and move in!  We began building two years ago, and our builder went bankrupt in 2012.  It took almost a year to get our house out of the courts and to begin building again.  Our hope to have it finished in November and December fizzled out and we thought we’d be in by January 15th…not going to happen.  The new goal is February 15th, so keep your fingers crossed.  

   As part of the move, I hope to get my files straightened out so I can get a clean start in my new office (the furniture has been sitting in a warehouse since October of 2012).

   All of the information on the 2014 Irish Research Trips is now online.  The Dublin Research Trip will be preceded by a week in Belfast.  You can sign up for one or the other of the trips, or combine them.  Complete the registration forms and send in your deposit to reserve your spot.  The earlier you start, the better.  Once your deposit is received, you get a research questionnaire as part of the pre-trip consultation.   Here’s a comment I received from one of the 2013 participants…

What a trip! When I first heard Donna speak at our genealogy society I knew I wanted to go with her to Dublin, and I'm really glad I did.  The week was a great experience for me, even
though I did not make any new breakthroughs in my ancestry.  Months ago Donna said I needed to get as much information as possible here in the states.  I did some, but not enough.
Now that I know more about the kinds of resources in the Library & etc. I understand how much more I could have found there, had I been more prepared here.  I'm already planning a spring trip to do some more digging . . . in Nebraska!

   I hope you’ll consider joining us this year.  If you have any questions, you can email me.

   Happy Hunting!


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