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    Celtic Connections Conference 2018
                             August 10-11, 2018

TIARA is once again partnering with the Irish Genealogical Society International (IGSI) to present the third biennial "Celtic Connections Conference" at the Boston Marriott Newton, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466.

The conference is pleased to announce its outstanding list of international and national speakers who will be presenting lectures in the areas of Irish, Scots Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy, culture, DNA... as well as new and exciting ways to interpret and discover your ancestral roots.

For conference details, click here to visit the conference website.

NOTE: Registration is now open!  Early registration discount applies if you register before June 4.  Space is limited so register early!


There will be no more Fàilte Fridays at the TIARA office in Waltham.
The TIARA office will be moving to 121 Post Rd. (Route 20) Sudbury in March.

We will make an announcement about open hours at our new office after we unpack!   Stay tuned....

Please contact Susan Steele if you have any questions. Cheers!

Family Search Indexing Project has completed the 1940 census indexing project. It took only 124 days to index 132 million records, due to unprecedented support from thousands of volunteers.

TIARA is proud to have been a part of this effort. Thirty-three TIARA members gave their time and effort to this project, so that everyone would have free access to the 1940 census. Together the TIARA team indexed 138,140 records, and arbitrated 52,558 records. has many more projects to be indexed, such as Passenger lists for Atlantic and Gulf ports, naturalization records, WWI draft registartions, and pension files. Volunteers install software provided by FamilySearch on home computers, download images from the site, type the data they read from the image via the software, and submit their work back to the site. The data is eventually made available to the public -- free! -- at the FamilySearch website for use in genealogical and family history research.

Online tutorials are available. If you already have a login account at, you can add TIARA as your group.

This is a project that can benefit all of us! And you can do it on your own schedule, at home or elsewhere. Let's get started! Visit to download the indexing software and do a practice page.

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
Irish Arts, Sports & Music

Canton, Mass.

February Events of Irish Interest
listed by
the Boston Irish Tourism Association

Current Events of Irish Interest
listed by
the Boston Irish Reporter

Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC)
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)

TIARA is a member of these organizations. Check their web sites for upcoming events!

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