Greetings! I’ve just published the next in a series of Dublin Diaries for July 15, 2022. This is an audio recording from the Brown Bag Lunch at the Swift County Historical Society in Benson, Minnesota, July 14, 2022. Topics of the talk include my Irish American family history in Minnesota, and roots in Ireland. Included also are tips for searching for your family roots.
I’ve just published the next in a series of videos called Dublin Diaries for July 10, 2022.
I started the series a year ago, and paused the videos while working on my book. Dublin Diaries is about rural Dublin Township, Swift County, Minnesota, along with topics of searching for Irish American roots and more. The township is named in honor of early settlers from Ireland and the capital city of Dublin. You can learn more at Dublin Diaries page.
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 They are a source of news found in no other location, and might not be published online.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.
I am sending out a summary of my blogs and other items related to my book for the month of June 2022. If you missed something, here’s a few items below.
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.
Top To pointers to launch Irish genealogy search
If you are searching for family Irish roots, it’s likely you’ll become part historian, storyteller, and mostly a detective of family antiquities.
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, Murdock, Minnesota – Curiosity and the luck of the Irish are absolutes when setting out to explore your ancestor’s origins.