The game is afoot to uncover my Irish and Canadian family’s unknown and lost 35 years of history on remote island part of the Thousand Islands in Canada.
I’m digging up documents my ancestors left from their lives in Kingston and Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada, before homesteading in rural Minnesota. Perseverance and Irish wit were certainly perfected en route from Ireland to the United States, a gift that’s certainly been passed to me.
Upcoming Minnesota public event, July 14, 2022 – Speaking, in person, Swift County Historical Society, Benson, Minnesota – If you are in Minnesota, please join me at the Swift County Historical Society, Benson, Minnesota. I will be the guest speaker at the Brown Bag Lunch, Thursday, July 14, 2022, at noon to 1 p.m., admission free. Bring your own lunch if you desire, and enjoy the company of others in attendance.
The weekly newspapers in rural towns across America are the storytellers of local communities. They are a source of news found in no other location, and might not be published online.
The Kerkhoven Banner, established in 1896, is a weekly print only publication serving the communities of Kerkhoven, Murdock, Sunburg, and Pennock, Minnesota. Their staff first wrote about the early settlers in Swift County in the late 1800s traveling by horse and cart to report the news. It’s now 126 years of continued serve in the rural central Minnesota agricultural region, and the stories keep being reported.
I’m excited to announce my story just published at IrishCentral, My top 10 tips for beginning your Irish genealogy search. My story is featured on the Home, Roots, and Genealogy pages of IrishCentral, July 3, 2022.
There were many resources I was not aware of when I really put my genealogy search into full swing about 2010. My story highlights 10 pointers to help jumpstart your family history story. Read story at IrishCentral.
1953 vintage Kodachrome slides from Ireland featured at IrishCentral – I’m excited to announce my story Seeing Ireland through my father’s vintage Kodachrome images published June 27, 2022 at IrishCentral.
My story about my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr., of Murdock, Minnesota, originally published on my blog on Father’s Day 2022. I featured his vintage 1953 Kodachrome images from his trip to Ireland. My story was featured on the home, roots, Irish American, and history pages of IrishCentral, June 27, 2022.
Father’s Day is a time to honor our father. I wanted to share about my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr., (1924-2008), to honor him today on Father’s Day. My father spent his career working as a telegrapher and station manager for the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroad, 1943 to December 31, 1984.
By Jannet L. Walsh – I’m excited to announce my story Become your family’s storyteller, Seanchaí, by starting your genealogy hunt published Aug. 12, 2021 at IrishCentral.
My story includes numerous resources for searching for your Irish roots before heading to Ireland. Many of the tips are free, no cost., and tips links might apply to your ancestors, Irish or not! This story is part of IrishCentral Storytellers platform.