"Immigrants, we get the job done"

~ Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Candee Rubber Works

Where Did That Street Go? New Haven Maps and Genealogy Research

I’ve been working on research about an Irish family who lived in the northern section of the Wooster Square area of New Haven, Connecticut in the second half of the 19th century. Members of the family worked in one of the big factories in the area, the Candee Rubber Works. I knew that the family […]

The Islands of the Blest

New Event: The Islands of the Blest – Songs of Ireland in New Haven *Update*

Note: This event is being postponed. Cabiria has the flu. She’ll reschedule as soon as possible. We’ll update with new date at that time. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 1 PM – 2 PM 23 Woodbine St, Hamden, CT 06517-2026, United States Tickets:EventBrite.com Facebook Event Page: The Islands of the Blest Cabiria Jacobsen Official Website […]

New Haven Records

New Haven Vital Records Now Viewable Online

FamilySearch.org has been adding new records to their online viewing library and I discovered today that the New Haven Vital Records are now online! I used these records to do a lot of my New Haven research. In fact, when I just opened a random page to do a screencap for this post, there was […]

Irish Immigrants

Irish Immigrants to America.. Heading Home?

In all my years researching my Irish ancestors who had settled in New Haven, Connecticut, I had come across a hand full of records which indicated that an individual or a family probably returned to the place of their birth. I didn’t think about it too much and always assumed that it was not too […]