The GENES Blog (GEnealogy News and EventS): Top stories concerning ancestral research in Britain, Ireland, and their diasporas, from Irish born Scottish based professional family historian, author and tutor Chris Paton. Feel free to quote from this blog, but please credit The GENES Blog if you do so. 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.