The Genealogy tent is open to all who want to find out more about their ancestry. Experts guide you in your searches - whether you are just starting out or need help with a difficult question.

Dwight Radford

Dwight Radford is a professional genealogist specializing in Irish research. He has travelled to Ireland and Northern Ireland many times for clients. One of his specialties is documenting old home sites and interviewing living relatives. Dwight consults many databases and provides advice on how to continue your search.

Irish Families

The Irish Roots Cafe is a world leader in Irish genealogy and history, with a monthly audience of over 100,000 listeners. Host Michael O’Laughlin is the world’s most published author in the field of Irish genealogy, including 60 books; hundreds of newsletters; 300 broadcast episodes and 400 videos since 1978.

O’Laughlin produced the first Irish Family history broadcast series in 2006; publishes classic works like the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters and recently completed the 34-book set known for the Irish Families Project.

Franklin County Genealogy and Historical Society


Visit with representatives from the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society who will help you connect with local sources for research and aid those interested in studying their family history.