Irish / Resources

The oldest Irish genealogical society…

Today there are many options for us to choose from when researching our Irish ancestors – but it wasn’t always this way.  In those dark days before the internet and the recent interest in family history there were far fewer choices.  But, even several decades ago, the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) was a favorite of researchers with its unique resources found … Continue reading »


VT Genealogy Library adds

Beginning this January the Vermont Genealogy Library is adding to our collection of subscription databases on the library’s computers.  FindMyPast has by far the largest set of online records for the British Isles and recently acquired both British Origins and Irish Origins, allowing it to significantly boost its resources.  A detailed look at what is available … Continue reading »


English Captives & Prisoners Remaining in New France

English Captives & Prisoners Remaining in New France by Professor Roger Lawrence Publisher:  American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester, New Hampshire   2015   Roger Lawrence has spent 30 years researching the New England captives taken by Indians allied with New France during the French and Indian War.  In this new volume he covers the stories of … Continue reading »

Benefits / Resources

VT Genealogy Library Adds OBIT Database

The Vermont Genealogy Library has added  a new database of over 20,000 obituaries to its website at  This database is the result of a 7-year indexing effort directed by Janet Eno Landry and involving several volunteer members.  The primary area covered in this project is southern New England, particularly the areas within 50 miles … Continue reading »

Benefits / Resources

New Book Acquisitions Reviewed – Part 3 of 4

[Editor’s note: This third post of four, written by Lynn Johnson, member of the VT-FCGS Acquisitions Committee, continues her reviews of the new books added to the VT-FCGS Library in the Summer of 2014.] Books of Ontario Mariages 1857-1896 St. John’s Presbyterian, Cornwall The editor of this book notes that the information comes from original … Continue reading »