Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time for a refreshing change

Enjoying rain and more rain here, but at least the flowers in the garden are happy, and Spring seems the perfect time to hit the refresh button on this blog.

I have changed the blog template so that I might add the pages you see in the tabs above. The page entitled "Finding Bits: Research Aids" is comprised of a list of websites on which I have literally found "bits" of material which have proven very worthwhile. I hope that within the list you find sites which may aid your own Irish family history research.

At the suggestion of a fellow researcher, I've also popped in a copyright and disclaimers page.

Also, If you're having any trouble at all interviewing living family members, then some or all of the questions on the interview page might prove helpful. With my own family members I find sometimes it's hard to reel them in to focus on family history. Sometimes it's just more fun to get into a real chin wag about some Irish legend or other.

I am still playing with the background image; this one is another version of the Cliffs of Moher, but I'm not totally settled on it yet.

Anyway, I hope the research page proves to be some help to you. As always feel free to email me anytime at irisheyesjennifer at gmail dot com; I'm always happy to help in any way I can.

Cheers, and Happy Researching!



  1. Jennifer,

    What is the procedure for obtaining a copyright on your work. I had posted family cemetery photographs on a site and then I found someone had claimed that they had posted them. After an email from me she removed her claim to the photos.


  2. Hi Claudia,

    On your blog in a VISIBLE spot you will want to put a Statement of Copyright indicating that you own all materials that you post. Also, you may want to add a watermark to your photographs, and absolutely make sure that you have a copyright tag in the metadata of your photos.

    Thomas MacEntee has created an excellent page on GeneaBloggers about Copyright and Content Theft. I highly recommend reading it. You can find it at:

    Also, sending emails to content thiefs seems to have become a fact of life in the blogging world, so you will probably end up doing it many more times.

    Carol from Reflections From the Fence once told me that if I post photos I have to be aware of the fact that someone out there might lift them. A sad fact of blogging, unfortunately.

    Cheers, and Good Luck,

  3. The research page is a nice addition to an all ready terrific blog. Thanks for sharing, Jennifer

  4. Hello Cindy,

    Thanks for your comment; it is very much appreciated.


  5. I like your Spring Refresh - I'm off to investige the Research tab as I'm venturing over the water from Scotland for research and need some tips. Will be visiting Ireland in person again next March :-) Jo

  6. Hi Jennifer -

    Just stopping by to visit! Good to see the great work you are doing on your blogs. I hope you'll see me more often online in the near future!



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