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

Irishness Certificates


View DetailsNot sure I would spend my hard earned cash on an Irishness Certificate, but it seems that the government of Ireland is hoping that plenty of others will.

If this appeals then read more about it in the Irish Times – click on the link below

Translation Help



Did you know that there are foreign language translation word lists on ? They are under the Research Center tab at the top. doesn’t appear to have such lists, I suppose they assume that everything there is in English!!


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The Home Front


clip_image002The battles fought by the men and women who were left to keep the UK together during WW2 are as interesting as those fought on foreign soil. Here is a website which gives lots of interesting background.