The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - BIGS

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society - BIGS The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society is a community genealogy group for researchers working on their Buffalo, New York Irish heritage.
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The 1st 2,000 donors who give $71.60 or more to any organization on Give716 Day tomorrow July 15th at 7:16 pm will recei...
07/14/2021

The 1st 2,000 donors who give $71.60 or more to any organization on Give716 Day tomorrow July 15th at 7:16 pm will receive a limited edition T shirt with the Bills & Sabres logo on the same shirt. The link to donate to the BIGS will be live at 7:16 pm tomorrow through 11:59 pm Friday 7/16: https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-irish-genealogical-society Matching grants will be available throughout the campaign and info will be sent tomorrow morning.

The 1st 2,000 donors who give $71.60 or more to any organization on Give716 Day tomorrow July 15th at 7:16 pm will receive a limited edition T shirt with the Bills & Sabres logo on the same shirt. The link to donate to the BIGS will be live at 7:16 pm tomorrow through 11:59 pm Friday 7/16: https://give716.org/GIVE716/2021/giving-day/charities/buffalo-irish-genealogical-society Matching grants will be available throughout the campaign and info will be sent tomorrow morning.

07/13/2021

Received notice from the Buffalo Family History Center:

We are happy to announce that the Buffalo Family History Center (1424 Maple Rd) is adding evening hours one day a week to its Post-Pandemic schedule.

Starting next week (7/19) We will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Wed 10am-2pm, Thu 6pm -9pmM and Sat 10am-2pm.

Safety Protocols are in place and will be updated as we go. Please call 716-633-6217 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society is participating with the Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres Foundations on Give716 D...
07/12/2021

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society is participating with the Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres Foundations on Give716 Day in Buffalo. Donation opportunities start on July 15th at 7:16 pm through 11:59 pm on July 16th. More details to follow.

The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society is participating with the Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres Foundations on Give716 Day in Buffalo. Donation opportunities start on July 15th at 7:16 pm through 11:59 pm on July 16th. More details to follow.

06/21/2021

From the Buffalo Family History Center (Williamsville, NY):
FamilySearch is doing maintenance and improvements to the Premium Site Portals that is available in Family History Centers (FHC) and affiliate libraries. This process will last until around the end of August.
Until then we cannot access the FamilySearch subscriptions to Ancestry, Fold3 and other premium sites. However, our wonderful staff is here to help you with research questions, explore various helpful websites and show you the features of the FamilySearch website that can help you explore your family tree. Currently we open by appointment only on Wednesday & Saturdays 10am-2pm. Please call (716) 633-6217 (FHC Directors Jeff & Linda Chudy) to schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you!

Headstone with Irish inscription placed in UK graveyard
03/19/2021
Headstone with Irish inscription placed in UK graveyard

Headstone with Irish inscription placed in UK graveyard

An Irish family in Britain who campaigned to have an Irish language phrase on their late mother's headstone were finally able to put the stone in place today.

02/02/2021

An additional year of digital images of Irish civil records is now available on IrishGenealogy.ie:
Births: 1864-1920
Marriages: 1845-1945
Deaths: *1871-1970

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society ANNUAL MEETING is at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.BIGS meeting is by ZOOM...
01/14/2021

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society ANNUAL MEETING is at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.
BIGS meeting is by ZOOM and by membership only. Contact Donna Shine to attend the meeting. [email protected]

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society ANNUAL MEETING is at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.
BIGS meeting is by ZOOM and by membership only. Contact Donna Shine to attend the meeting. [email protected]

01/14/2021

Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society Annual Meeting is at 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 16th, 2021.

BIGS meeting is by ZOOM and by membership only. Contact Donna Shine to attend the meeting.
[email protected]

How comprehensive are early Irish Civil records? - Ancestor Network
12/01/2020
How comprehensive are early Irish Civil records? - Ancestor Network

How comprehensive are early Irish Civil records? - Ancestor Network

Registration of births, deaths and marriages in Ireland started in 1864 except for non-Catholic marriages which start in 1845. There are over 15.5 million records available on-line and they are a major resource for family history research. A separate blog provides the details of the records that are...

The book is done and out. It should be fascinating history for anyone with Kerry Roots.
11/11/2020
Fall of a Kerry Dynasty - www.mykerryancestors.com

The book is done and out. It should be fascinating history for anyone with Kerry Roots.

My Kerry Ancestors provide Kerry genealogy, and Kerry ancestry services. University of Limerick Certified, Kerry based. We provide free and premium services.

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100 Lee St.,
Buffalo, NY
14210

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:30am - 3am
Saturday 11am - 3am

Telephone

(716) 662-1164

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The Buffalo Irish Genealogical Society has a new Facebook group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/buffaloirish so please be sure to visit and sign up!
Does anyone remember John Murray's Delivery Service - here is a photo of their baseball team that won the Buffalo Muni league championship c.1946-47 - looking to identify the unidentified players : back row, ?, 2nd from left-Frank O'Brien, ?, manager-Jack Costello, ?,? ; middle row l to r: catcher-George Sherger (brother played for Cincinnati Reds), Buddy Mack (had a band that played at the Delwood Lounge), Jim McGrath (Bill's brother; later became a priest), Pitcher-Patrick Ryan, ?, Bill McGrath; bottom row, shortstop- _ Scarpino, ball boy -Tom Ryan (Pat's little brother and member of Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame)
John Grenham's latest video
https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40194093.html. Went to Knowth. This is amazing to watch.
Thought this might be of interest.
At 4 p.m. today hear the story of Bram's Stoker's inspiration for Dracula, from Maghera, County Derry, my ancestor's hometown! - https://fb.watch/1qMcWlQbWm/
This will be amazing. They are building a 3D model of the 4 courts, and the records, or their substitutes ( 2 years of Irish Research at GRIP has shown me how many are available) will be "placed" on the shelves.
Anyone have access to marriage records for St Josephs cathedral for Dec 1868? Dont find the one I need on Ancestry or family search.
This Western New York Genealogical Society, Inc. webinar, "Planting a Family Tree Online on MyHeritage", scheduled for 5/16 at 10 a.m. is now free and open to the public. Click the webinar link below to register.
Both Buffalo, NY St. Patrick's parades have been cancelled this year.
I’m curious if anyone has read any tales like this? Speaking of Genealogy I find it fascinating the stories that are regional in Ireland depending on where the family came from. My family is from Glengad/ Dooncarton in co. Mayo (-and other surrounding areas but the most recent is from that area), and there is a little hendge there, circle of little stones, there is also an area I was asking my great uncle about called Rosies Bed in Gaelic/ Irish. Without knowing the context you’d just think oh that’s a formation of stones but the people of the land had a story for each and every thing; why language and place names are so important. All of these stories are important because they shaped the beliefs of our ancestors. They lived their lives according to certain practices and beliefs much like a lot of other countries. Even thinking about how to help a sick person the story’s and beliefs could be handed down from generation to generation from the old ones.
Today/Thursday 11/14 The Buffalo Family History Center (1424 Maple Rd, Williamsville) is CLOSED TODAY. No heat in building. We apologize for any inconvenience.