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~ Lin-Manuel Miranda

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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 […]


Site Update: Irish Move to the Suburbs

While working on a book about my Irish ancestors who moved to Wallingford, CT from New Haven, I collected a few old postcards and other images. I’ve added a page to the website with images from the suburbs like Wallingford, West Haven and Hamden, that many of the Irish from New Haven moved to over […]