Off on the Ocean Waves !!

clip_image002In a couple of hours time I shall be taking the first of two flights to get me to Sydney, Australia to join the Unlock The Past Genealogy cruise. As internet charges aboard ship are very expensive I shan’t be posting any news until I return home on 20th February.

I am giving four talks whilst on-board and when I’m not doing that I shall be listening and learning at a host of presentations given by leading genealogists. What fun !!

See you all on the 20th when I am sure I will have lots to tell you Smile

Happy Christmas

Merry Christmas & a Peaceful New Year

to all visitors to Madaboutgenealogy

I’ll start posting again on 29 December, but if you need a family history fix before then there is always the archived postings Winking smile

Merry Christmas



Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all readers of

There will be no postings in the website for the next 10 days as I shall be away from my computer.

Thank you all for visiting the website and there will be plenty of new, exciting developments on the site in 2010 so keep dropping me!!


Genealogical Maturity Model


All genealogists regardless of years of experience should go and assess themselves on the Ancestry Insider’s Genealogical Maturity Model. He has developed a way of easily assess one’s abilities, strengths and weaknesses and of showing where we need to be heading.

Great fun and also worthwhile! In particular the chocolate cake looks rather yummy, perhaps that’s what you get if you become to be a Stellar Genealogist 🙂

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Free Indexes to Irish Records



The title of this website might lead you to think it is confined to Leitrim & Roscommon, but in actual fact it covers the whole of Ireland. Worth a look, one of the indexes might just hold the very clue you need!