15 June 2011

Anglo-Celtic Roots: Summer 2011 issue

The new issue, volume 17, number 2, just released contains three articles as well as the regular columns and listings.

An Introduction to Researching your Roots in Northern Ireland, by William Roulston, research director of the Ulster Historical Foundation, summarizes all  the beginner needs to know in seven and a half pages.

He Wore His Buttons Well: Discovering the Details of an Epic Rescue at Sea, by Barbara Tose, is the story of her relative's involvement in a marine disaster and the benefits that may follow from the publicity about a pending BIFHSGO presentation.

Harry Gray's Pub, by Brenda Turner, tells the story of how she discovered her relative received the honour of the Freedom of the City of London.

This issue also contains the Society Annual Reports documenting its successes and solid financial situation. There is a small decline in membership, from a peak of 530 in 2007 to 516 in 2010, which should not be ignored given the demographics of baby boomers moving into their prime years of family history interest.

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