The Irish Cultural Center Presents The Young Dubliners in Concert – 8/11/17

The Irish Cultural Center of Western Massachusetts presents The Young Dubliners in concert on August 11, 2017 at the Holyoke Elks Lodge, 250 Whitney Ave, Holyoke, MA. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Cash bar is available.  Tickets are general admission, table seating. Cost is $18 for ICC Patrons, $20 for general public, $25 at the door. Tickets are available online or by calling the Irish Cultural Center at 413-333-4951. Online ticket sales end at 9:00 am on August 11.

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American Ancestors Database News Announces a Transcription Challenge!

As American Ancestors works on putting the Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1798-1900 online, we occasionally run into some words or names that are very hard to decipher.  Our volunteers and proofreaders do their very best to turn these scribbles into viable names, but occasionally we all get stumped.  Sometimes if you stare at the name for a long enough time, you can figure out what name it’s supposed to be, so we’re enlisting your help.

Each week we will post some transcription challenges, with the problem names circled.  Each problem name will be numbered.  You can comment on the page with your idea of what the problem name should be, referencing the number of the problem name.

Would you like to help?  If so, follow this link to The Announcement, or this link to The Transcription Challenge Page.