The GENES Blog (GEnealogy News and EventS): Top news stories and features concerning ancestral research in Scotland, Ireland, the rest of the UK, and their diasporas, from genealogist, author and tutor Chris Paton. Feel free to quote from this blog, but please credit The GENES Blog if you do. I'm on Twitter @genesblog - to contact me please email chrismpaton @ outlook.com.
Thanks to Claire Santry on Twitter (@Irish_Genealogy) for announcing that the Certificate of Irish Heritage site has now gone live at www.heritagecertificate.ie. Applications can apparently be made from September 30th.