In light of precautions related to Covid-19,
the Hoffman Research Library and the Minnesota Genealogy Center
are CLOSED until further notice.
No classes, no meetings or research onsite.
Webinar learning is here!
Tired of cleaning closets and organizing your genealogy files? Ready to take advantage of some virtual learning from the safety and comfort of your home? You are in luck because IGSI has two webinars scheduled! All you need is an internet connection.
Tuesday, May 26 - 7pm - 8:15pm
"Work Your Way to Ireland Using American Records First" with Sheila Benedict
Thursday, June 11 - 7pm - 8:15pm
"Irish Church Records" with Tom Rice
See the Activities page
in the left column for more information and to register. $15 for IGSI members (with discount code sent to all members via e-mail)/$20 non-members.
Can't make it? Within a few days of the live webinar, the recorded presentation will be available to IGSI members on the Past Webinars page. IGSI members can check there now to watch Tammy Priolo's FREE "Following the Irish Trail to Canada & Beyond".
VIRTUAL JOURNEY HOME
For health and safety reasons we have cancelled the fourth biennial Celtic Connections. The cancellation presents a detour in our “Journey Home.”
However we know that you want to further your education, so we are investigating ways to provide this conference electronically. If our investigations are successful, our journey home will become a virtual experience.
What will this new reality look like? At a minimum, there will be
- On-demand presentations: Pre-recorded talks by many of the CCC ’20 presenters will be available to view online between July 31 and August 31.
- Live “chats”: During that time period there will be moderated chats for presenters and participants to exchange information around various tracks or topics.
- Electronic syllabus: We will provide an online version of the conference syllabus.
As you continue to practice social distancing, watch our Celtic Connections Conference website for updates on the virtual “Journey Home”: http://celtic-connections.org/. Please direct your questions to email@example.com.
Donate: If you would like to make a contribution to help us defray the costs we’ve incurred, please make a donation using your credit/debit card or PayPal account.
Dear IGSI Members:
Many of us are in a “Shelter in Place” due to coronavirus. If you have finished reading all the books you have available and are sick of binge watching Netflix we have a suggestion for you.
Log into the IGSI website and read (or reread) Research Guidelines
and Research Resources.
While you’re at it, take another look at Surname Interests
to add or compare notes with other IGSI members for possible new family members you might not have known existed. Have fun!
Be safe, be well.
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