May 17, 2019

I was clearing through some paperwork on my desk recently and ran across a newspaper article about one of my great uncles Len Goerlinger. My Uncle Len was a baseball manager for a local semi pro team in the small Wisconsin town where my family grew up. The article conv...

February 1, 2019

Genealogy is more than just obtaining dates and names of ancestors. Understanding how your ancestors lived and what life was like in that time period can be just as important. On a recent trip to Minnesota, I had an opportunity to visit the James J. Hill home in St. Pa...

January 7, 2019

The 16th Genealogy 101 workshop will begin on 26 January at the Brown County Central Library Auditorium in Green Bay. These sessions are conducted every Saturday at 9:10 am and run until around noon. There will be several bonus sessions scheduled again this year as wel...

December 19, 2018

It's that time of year again! Do you have a lot of holiday traditions you follow each year? Dennis Jacobs from the Brown County Library in Green Bay has looked into the various traditions from ethnic groups that settled into Northeast Wisconsin through the years. Some...

December 7, 2018

Have you wondered when and where all the Christmas holiday traditions we observe each year originated? Have these traditions changed from state to state or region to region? Dennis Jacobs from the Brown County Wisconsin Library will be presenting an overview of Holiday...

November 6, 2018

 The Ancestor Guy is remembering the 100th Anniversary of  the Armistice that signaled the end to World War 1 and honoring those who served. Earlier this year, we posted a blog on a Vietnam Veteran's patch collection and artifacts that he received from his wife's grand...

October 3, 2018

There has been a recent announcement regarding Church of Ireland records which will be great news for genealogists and family historians. The Representative Church Body Library recently announced they received a € 100,000 capital grant from the Irish Department of Cult...

September 7, 2018

Genealogy conferences are held each year to help update researchers and family historians on the latest records available and research techniques. One of the more successful Irish Genealogy conferences in the U.S. is the Celtic Connections Conference which was recently...

August 28, 2018

It is with sympathy that we mention the passing of Dr. Brian Trainor who died on 22 August at his home near Belfast, Northern Ireland. Dr. Trainor was 91 years old.

Dr. Trainor joined The Public Records Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in 1956 and served as Director a...

August 20, 2018

This week is National Heritage Week in Ireland. There are a number of activities and events planned to honor the natural, built and cultural heritage encouraging the conservation and preservation. This week is part of a joint collaborative effort with the European Heri...

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