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Latest Expert Workshops for Continuous Professional Development

clare bradley workshop

This was our most topical and innovative workshop to date, and it drew a capacity audience.
Claire examined the benefits but also the problems that new technology can bring to family historians.

We all know that technology has delivered a ‘digital revolution’ in Irish family history.
In the last decade more than 100 million Irish records have gone online.

Easier access to the records has transformed Irish family history from a minority pastime to a popular hobby.
Tracing your family tree back many generations is now open to everyone.
There is also greater ease of access to information and research online, via social media (Twitter, Facebook) and Message Boards.
It has become standard practise to review family trees and boards online.

Claire raised key questions about how we, as family historians, respond to the new technology.
She covered the “netiquette” of putting family trees online: be aware that once you publish, you can’t put the genie back into the bottle.
If a distant cousin decides to take your research and replicate it elsewhere, there’s not much you can do.
If privacy is important to you, check the website to see if you can set limits to who has access to your family tree or research.

Digital technology shouldn’t remove our critical ability to question other people’s research, or to identify potential errors.
Modern technology creates new opportunities for research, but technology can’t dispense with basic research methodology.

Claire delivered a good overview of her subject, that was thoughtful and considered.

By, Fiona Fitzsimons

Expert Workshops for CPD in Irish family history continue

We continue our series of Expert Workshops for CPD in Irish family history, with a workshop developed by Claire Bradley

clare bradley workshop

Time & Date:
2pm to 3.30pm on Saturday 11th October 2011

Trustees Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street.

Description of workshop:
Technology has delivered a ‘digital revolution’ in Irish family history and shaken everything up.
Most discussions focus on the greater number of records online and easier access to them.
What often goes undiscussed, and what Claire Bradley focuses on in this workshop, is the ease of access to information and research online via social media (Twitter, Facebook) and message boards.  It has become standard practise to to review family trees and boards online.
In this workshop, Claire covers the “etiquette” of putting family trees online, and the importance of setting out a method of best practice to avoid falling into error.


Claire Bradley began researching her own ancestry at the age of 12. She completed the UCD certificate in genealogy in 2011 and has been working professionally since then. Claire works on the Genealogy Advisory Service in National Library in the summertime and also teaches a beginner genealogy class in Malahide Community School during the academic year.

This is a free ticketed event.
To apply for a ticket, please email workshop@localhost


Gala up the Hill for Jack and Jill


Eneclann and Ancestor Network are now raising money for Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation at our Monthly Continuous Professional Development Workshops, We will be holding these workshops every month and hope to raise a little for the foundation each month, a big thank you to all who donated at our last workshop as it is now going to such a great cause.

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