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Check out our monthly podcast on the IGSI You Tube Channel. The program is called “This Month at the IGSI” and is hosted by genealogist and IGSI member Dave Miller.  The podcasts provide the latest information regarding the Irish Genealogical Society International and what activities are planned for the upcoming month.
 
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This month at the IGSI - February 2024
In the February edition (episode 2 of Season 8) of the “This month at the IGSI” podcast, genealogist Dave Miller begins the episode talking about the February episode that will be hosted by John Grenham. John’s presentation is titled Mapping Ireland’s Records! John will talk about ways to visualize Irish locations in your record searching such as the households of your surnames in Catholic records or Griffith's valuation or Irish census records as well as local records of birth-marriage-deaths. He will explain how these records can help with your genealogical and local history research. This webinar is scheduled for February 24th.
 
Dave also provides the date for the February “Irish Saturday” event, February 10th.
 
Dave discusses Irish Folk music with a singer and songwriter who grew up in Ireland and has been writing and performing Irish folk music in the U.S.   February 2024
 
This month at the IGSI - January 2024
In our January 2024 edition (Season 2, Episode 7), genealogist Dave Miller describes upcoming IGSI activities, including Irish Saturday (Jan. 17) and the Jan. 24 webinar with Fiona Fitzsimons: Irish Family History Resources in the Ireland National Folklore Collection.  Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3137418382506908757 The Discount Code will be sent to members via email and posted on member-only webpage (link)
 
Dave interviews outgoing IGSI co-President Ron Zweber, and incoming co-President Walt Rothwell. Terry Chism draws a name for a one-year IGSI membership from among those who contributed articles to IGSI's e-newsletter Ginealas during 2023. January 2024
 
This month at the IGSI - December 2023
In the December edition (Episode 6 of Season 2) of the “This month at the IGSI” podcast, genealogist Dave Miller wraps up the last episode of the year with a tour of the Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin. Do you know how many brands of whiskey are distilled in Ireland?  Are you aware of the history and culture of Irish Whiskey? Dave will explain and talk about the tour.
 
The December webinar features Jen Baldwin who talks about Strategic Searching on Findmypast. Learn how to make the most of the site's resources by learning best practices and seeing different ways to search the site. Jen is a renowned presenter who will help you to leverage the site to your greatest advantage in your research. The newest site features are highlighted.    December 2023
This month at the IGSI - November 2023
In the November edition (episode 5 of Season 2) of the “This month at the IGSI” podcast, genealogist Dave Miller interviews the head of Public Services for the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) which is celebrating its 100th anniversary. He also learns about the records that are archived at PRONI and how important these records are for the entire island. The November webinar will feature Paula Williams who will be talking about Ethnicity Estimates aren’t always useless. Learn what they are and aren’t telling you! Ethnicity estimates are intriguing but also misunderstood. Jill will show you how to better understand what these tests are telling you and what you should expect.    November 2023
This month at the IGSI - October 2023
In “This month at the IGSI” podcast, genealogist Dave Miller interviews Tom Whelan, head of the Minnesota Irish Fair. Tom talks how the MN fair - which started in 1980 - is now attracting younger people and more families. Dave highlights Jill Fuller's webinar Finding Genealogy Collections Everywhere (October 21).
 
Dave mentions several Irish Fairs he was able to attend this year, and a live virtual (from Ireland!) presentation by Fintan Mullen in Appleton WI. Dave shares sights and sounds from this year's Irish fairs. October 2023
This month at the IGSI - September 2023
 
In “This month at the IGSI” podcast, genealogist Dave Miller interviews the IGSI Co-Presidents regarding all the recent advances with the Society and what they expect in the future.
The September webinar features Chris Paton, talking about how to find the Irish in Britain! Chris will discuss how to find information regarding the Irish in UK resources.
Dave also provides the dates for the September “Irish Saturday” event.  September 2023
 
This month at the IGSI - September 2023
In the August edition of the “This month at the IGSI” podcast, Dave Miller lists Irish Fests  in the U.S. and Canada that will be held from August through November.
The August webinar featured Elizabeth Hodges, providing an in-depth look at the Periodical Source Index or PERSI as it’s referred to by genealogists. Elizabeth explains what the PERSI index is and how to use it!  August 2023
This month at the IGSI - July 2023
Genealogist Dave Miller interviews John Grenham regarding his database that is now available at the Minnesota Genealogical Center, and what patrons can find when they log on to johngrenham.com
July's webinar featured Lisa Walsh Dougherty, who provided an in-depth look at databases with a wealth of information about your family heritage such as the Emigrant Savings Bank of New York collection, and the Order of Foresters in Massachusetts.     July 2023
This month at the IGSI - June 2023
In the June edition, genealogist Dave Miller interviews Lois Mackin and Tom Rice regarding the webinar Challenges in Irish Family Research…. A Brick Wall Panel Discussion, which will also feature Mary Wickersham. The webinar is a discussion on dealing with brick walls in your family research and ways to get around them. Dave talks to a Gaelic Harpist who has been playing for many years and how he got started.  June 2023
 
This month at the IGSI - May 2023
'This month at the IGSI' episode…  Dave discusses our next webinar "Finding Ancestors Under the Southern Cross" with IGSI's Education Committee Co-Chair Trish Little Taylor.
On May 13, Susan O'Connor gives an overview of Australian records available, both online and in repositories, to help researchers find the stories of these people. Susan shows how DNA results can help you discover more about your ancestors, and connect to your Australian cousins.
This month at the IGSI - April 2023
'This month at the IGSI' episode…  Dave interviews Lois Mackin and Tom Rice about IGSI's June 17, 2023 webinar Challenges in Irish Family Research: Brick Wall Panel Discussion. See the Activities section of the IGSI website to register and to complete your Brick Walls form to submit to the panel.
This month at the IGSI - February 2023
Our March webinar features Using Google Earth Pro, Griffith's Valuation & Irish Townlands to Map the Land of Your Ancestors, with Joe Hunter. Dave Miller interviews IGSI member / Treasurer Mike Flynn about Mike's discoveries during his 2022 research in Ireland.
This month at the IGSI - February 2023
Our February Webinar features Pamela Guy Holland with "Irish Chain Migration to North America."
Our Irish ancestors often followed in the foot-steps of other family members or their neighbors and friends. Discover strategies for recognizing and exploring chain migration in your family.  Program presented by IGSI in partnership with the Yankee Genealogical Society (yankeegs.org).
This month at the IGSI - January 2023
Our January Webinar featured Fiona Fitzsimons on "Irish Church Records:  Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland."  Church records offer some of the earliest evidence we have for Irish family history. Using the records of the Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland, Fiona explores what records were made, what survives, and where and how to access them.
"This month at the IGSI" - December 2022
Our December Webinar features Mary Wickersham and her talk "Searching for the Immigration Records of our Irish Ancestors"
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Our November Webinar features James Ryan and his talk about "Understanding Irish Placenames," and old style Irish dancing called Sean Nos dancing. One Sean Nos dancer has even taught this to those who wanted to learn this culture. We also talk to an Irish singer who plans on hanging up the microphone after 45 years of singing Irish tunes.
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Our October webinar features John Grenham and his talk about “Irish Property Records:  An Overview”.  There are video clips of the sights and sounds of the Minnesota Irish Fair in August at Harriet Island. There is an interview with Niamh Marshall, Acting Vice Chair of the Irish Consulate in Chicago and Tom Whelan, the Board Chair of the Irish Fair, Minnesota.
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Footage and interviews at the Irish Fest of Minnesota, and - information about IGSI's webinar Turning Dry Facts into Exciting Details with Carol Baxter; held September 14.
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Learn about planned activities from the Irish Genealogical Society International during August 2022. Located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, IGSI offers many learning opportunities through its webinars and website, www.irishgenealogical.org
August 2022    
 
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Learn about planned activities from the Irish Genealogical Society International during July 2022. Located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, IGSI offers many learning opportunities through its webinars and website.