The U.S. Census data for 1940 will be released to the public on Monday, April 2. Christine Sharbrough, Certified Genealogist, and Reference and Outreach Librarian at the Derry Public Library, has a genealogy blog in which she gives information and tips about the 1940 census. Click here to check it out.
Genealogist, Laura Prescott, will speak on using the 1940 census data at the Nashua Public Library on April 21 at 10 am. The event is open to the general public and no registration is required.
On the U.S. Census site is a "Profile America: Facts for Features" article about Irish-Americans, just in time for St. Patrick's Day and in honor of Irish-America Heritage Month, which takes place in March.
If you're Irish-American, you may want to research your Irish ancestors. To start, look at A Genealogist's Guide to Discovering Your Irish Ancestors: How to Find and Record your Unique Heritage by Dwight A. Radford [929.1 RAD].
If you have children, a good way of introducing them to their Irish-American background is to borrow the DVD, Irish-American Heritage [J DVD 305.8 AME], part of the "American Cultures for Children" series.
La Fhéile Pádraig shona duit! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)