Saturday, 21 February 2009

Ulster Heritage Newsletter Launched

Jim McKane, of Ontario, Canada, has launched a newsletter to help everyone interested in Ulster family research and genealogy. The Newsletter will be used to announce new additions to the website and highlight items of interest to the users of and its associated websites.

Jim has also given the Ulster Heritage forum a new look and this is already turning into a very good place for all of us with Ulster roots to post questions and compare notes with other researchers.

The Ulster Heritage newsletter can be subscribed to by going to the opening page of the Ulster Heritage main website:

The Ulster Heritage Forum can be accessed by going to the homepage of the Ulster Heritage website and then clicking on the Ulster Heritage DNA page located on the menu on the left side of the page.

Jim McKane lives near Wiarton, Ontario. His keen interest in genealogy and family history began about 30 years ago when his father convinced him to become the pedigree keeper for his Lyons Clan Reunion. His family left Ulster circa 1832 to settle near Brampton, Ontario, where Jim was born.

Jim has built a linked database of nearly 250,000 people, over the years, which has been of great assistance to him in tracking his family tree. His keen interest in computers has led him to currently being the webmaster for the McCain DNA Project, the Ulster DNA Project and the Ulster McKane website, as well as his own personal websites. He has a great deal of public speaking experience, has taught many training classes and has always been very involved in community services. As a member of the Waterloo-Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, he organized and taught a number of classes on using computers for genealogy. Jim and his newsletter and forum are great assets for both Canadian and American researchers.

Many thanks to Jim McKane for providing these very useful research tools to the Ulster community.

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