The Seven Weeks of Hell: the journey to the promised land

To say that the colonial emigrant's journey across the Atlantic was a “difficult one” would be an underestimation of criminal proportions. Reading a single eyewitness account is enough to tie your stomach in knots. When traveling by sea to the colonies rarely did class even matter as most of the time all were placed into [...]

What I wish I knew before I started my genealogy

I never could have imagined that what began as a Christmas gift for my grandfather turned into a passion that has been going on for better than 10 years. In fact, when I started my research the only information I had about my family history was that my great, great grandfather emigrated from Ireland to [...]