We’re very pleased to be involved with the Irish Family History Centre at the St. Patrick’s Festival. The free drop-in family history centre is running from Thursday 14th to Monday 18th March in the Discover Ireland Centre on Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.
In attendance will be Eneclann (of course!), findmypast.ie (with some great offers), Ancestor Network, Flyleaf Press, the Military Archives and four of the big family history societies, namely:Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS); Genealogical Society of Ireland (GSI); Irish Family History Society (IFHS) and the North of Ireland Family History Society (NIFHS).
We’ll have many of our CD publications on sale at a special discount price and genealogists on hand to chat with about getting started or over that brick wall. Findmypast.ie are also offering free access to their millions of records.
And that’s not all! We will have a series of free talks and lectures on researching your family history:
|Day/Time||Thursday 14th||Friday 15th||Saturday 16th||Sunday 17th||Monday 18th|
|11.30am||Brian DonovanYour ancestors and the law||Jim RyanIntroduction to Irish Church records||John HamrockHow to go about tracing your ancestors?||Sean O’DuillMatchmaking and Marriage customs in 19th century Ireland||Brian DonovanUsing Directories to trace your family history|
|12.30pm||Jennifer DoyleUsing Newspapers for genealogical research||Mary BeglanOnline sources for Irish Genealogy||Brian DonovanLand and estate records||Aoife O’ConnorThe Irish abroad: World records at findmypast.ie||Fiona FitzsimonsHidden Treasures: Lesser known sources|
|1.30pm||Cliona WeldonStarting your family history with findmypast.ie||Cliona WeldonStarting your family history with findmypast.ie||Cliona WeldonStarting your family history with findmypast.ie||Cliona WeldonStarting your family history with findmypast.ie||Cliona WeldonStarting your family history with findmypast.ie|
|2.30pm||Padraic KennedyThe Military Archives: An introduction to our sources||Gianpiero CavalleriIrish genes and family history||Fiona FitzsimonsHow do you think Who Do You Think You Are is done?||Eileen O’DuillIntroduction to Irish Birth, Marriage and Death records|
Irish Family History Centre location and opening hours:
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Discover Ireland Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2
Thursday 14th to Monday 18th March
Thursday – Saturday 10am-5pm