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Expert workshops for CPD in May

Our Sixth Guest Speaker will be Willie Nolan


Willie Nolan is an historical geographer and was formerly an associate professor in the Department of Geography, UCD. He taught geography at UCG in the 1970s where a colleague in Sociology was Michael D. Higgins. He lectured for some 14 years at Our Lady of Mercy, College of Education-better known as Carysfort College, where a colleague in the English Department was the late Nobel Laureate,Seamus Heaney. Now retired, Willie and his wife,Teresa, run a small publishing company, Geography Publications, which specialises in regional studies and biography. Its major project is the respected Irish County: History and Society series, which to date has 23 volumes published. Willie is the series editor. He has also published extensively in the field of Irish Studies.

Willie’s talk is entitled:

“A lifetime [re-]searching”

The lecture will attempt to assess developments in research methodology in local studies with special reference to Willie’s own work in the fields of historical geography and cultural/political history. Among the areas of interest will be archival sources in general; manuscript records; newspapers in Ireland and America. The lecture will be illustrated.

Date: Thursday 14th May

Time: 3.pm-4.30pm

Location: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland.


Trinity College Dublin welcomes

Australian Seminar Night


Richard Reid and Perry McIntyre


Speaker 1:  Richard Reid.

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Irish born and educated Dr Richard Reid worked for more than 40 years as a high school teacher, museum educator, historian and museum curator. Thirty of those years were spent in Canberra, Australia’s capital, working for institutions such as the Australian War Memorial, the National Museum of Australia, the Senate and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. In 1993 Richard was the Australian War Memorial’s Executive Officer on the project which returned the remains of an unknown Australian soldier from France to Canberra for reburial in the Memorial’s Hall of Memory. Between 2008 and 2001 he was the Senior Curator for the National Museum’s exhibition on the Irish in Australia – ‘Not just Ned’. Richard has written widely on the subject of Australia at war and of the story of the Irish in Australia, and in relation to both those subjects has led tours to Ireland, the old Western Front in France and Belgium, and to Gallipoli. Recently retired from the Australian Public service he is still involved in a major archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac area on the Gallipoli peninsula and various projects on the emigration of the Irish to Australia during the 19th century.

Among Richard’s publications are – ‘a decent set of girls – The Irish Famine orphans of the Thomas Arbuthnot, 1849-1850’(with Cheryl Mongan);Farewell my Children:Irish Assisted Emigration to Australia, 1848-1870; Bomber Command – Australians in World War II; Gallipoli 1915; Not Just Ned – a true history of the Irish in Australia; and Sinners, Saints and Settlers – a journey through Irish-Australia (with Brendon Kelson).

Richards talk is entitled:

‘Not Just Ned Kelly’:the true story of the Irish in Australia, 1788 to 2011

“Stop Australians in the street and ask them to name a prominent Irish person in Australian history and it’s a fair bet you’ll get the answer ‘Ned Kelly’. That’s quite surprising because the bould Ned was born in Australia! Such is the power of legend.

 In 2011 Richard Reid curated a major exhibition at the National Museum of Australia:‘Not Just Ned’. The exhibition set out to discover the contribution of Irish settlement to the development of Australia, and proved there was far more to Irish/Australia than the Kelly gang (although they stole the show).

So what was the Irish story in Australia? Come to this talk to find out”

Date: Wednesday, May 20th

Venue: Emmet Theatre, Trinity College.

Time: 6-8pm


Speaker 2 : Perry McIntyre

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Perry McIntyre B.Sc., Dip.Ed., M.Litt., Dip. Local & Applied History, PhD.

Perry has worked as a genealogist, historian and archivist for over 30 years. She has been on the committees of History Council of NSW, Society of Australian Genealogists, Royal Australian Historical Society, Australian Catholic Historical Society and the Great Irish Famine Commemoration Committee (Chair 2012-15). She has published and spoken extensively on immigration and family history in Australia and Ireland. Her PhD on convict family reunion was published by IAP as Free Passage in 2010 and she is a director of Anchor Books Australia formed to publish good quality history, particularly relating to colonial Australia.

Perry’s talk is entitled:

‘The infernal villain will be sent away’

Convict case studies from the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin

The convict indents which survive in Australia can give us a wonderful glimpse into the trial, native place and personal details of a transported ancestor but in the National Archives of Ireland there is a wealth of documentation on the activities of men and women who came to the attention of the authorities because of their ‘criminal’ activities. For example, the man transported as a vagrant for seven years for singing ballads of the ‘most mischievous and evil tendencies’; the story behind the barbarous murder committed by three men who were executed and the appeals for recompense by the women who were witnesses or the story of a man who was so well-behaved on the Hulk at Dublin while he awaited transportation that his sentence was remitted. This historical and genealogical gold mine will be examined here”

Date:Wednesday, May 20th

Venue: Emmet Theatre, Trinity College.

Time: 6-8pm


These are free ticketed events.

To apply for a ticket please email


APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference


Would you love to be attending APG’s Professional Management Conference in Salt Lake City in January 2015 but are just not in a position to travel, here is an opportunity to virtually engage in CPD, and keep your professional skills up to date.



Register Today for Virtual PMC 2015

Registration is open for APG’s 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference


The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day only, individual sessions, or a special DNA bundle. All registrations include 3-months’ access to recordings of the same sessions!


Thursday, 8 January 2015
10:45-11:45am MST — Taxes and the Professional Genealogist, James M. Beidler
1:15-2:15pm MST — Finding the Law, Judy Russell, JD, CG, CGL
3:00-4:00pm MST — Mind Maps for Genealogy, Ron Arons, MBA
4:15-5:15pm MST– DNA and Genealogical Proof, Angie Bush, MS

Friday, 9 January 2015
8:15-9:15am MST — Get Paid for Your Passion: Setting Fees, Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL
9:30-10:30am MST — Finding Your Niche: Matching Passion, Professionalism & Pecuniary Interest, James M. Beidler
10:45-11:45am MST — How to Have Difficult Conversations with Clients and Colleagues, Christina Grover
1:15-2:15pm MST — Time Management: Successfully Balancing the Demands of Our Many “Clients,” Angela Packer McGhie
3:00-5:15pm MST — Genealogy Professionals Needed: Help Adoptees Discover their Genealogical Roots with DNA (workshop), CeCe Moore



for class descriptions and speaker bios.

Register now for Virtual PMC 2015 at


Create a Virtual PMC package to meet your needs! Choose from full-conference or single-day options or select only the individual sessions that you want to view. You will receive access to the live streaming of the sessions you register for as well as 3-months’ access to recordings of those same session. (Recordings will be available online beginning 5 February 2015.)

View full details on the Virtual PMC registration bundles at


It’s not too late to register for the full, live PMC. Held 8-9 January 2015 at the Salt Lake Hilton, the 2-day conference is designed to help professional genealogists achieve success. The event includes:

– 15 breakout sessions taught by industry experts.
– $139 in sponsor gifts for each attendee.
– Discounted FamilySearch lunch on 8 January. (Seating is more than 85% filled.)
– Keynote by Ancestry CEO Tim Sullivan.
– The first-annual PMC Poster Sessions.
– Valuable door prizes, networking opportunities, and much more!

Register for PMC 2015 at


Latest Eneclann Newsletter 29th of September 2014

Eneclann News- September 29th 2014

In this week’s newsletter we offer you more from Eneclann and all that is going on in the world of Irish family history. Recent events include the September Expert Workshop for CPD, in which we raised money for The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. And, we announce who our speaker is for the next workshop in the series in October.  We have a radio interview with our own Brian Donovan on Lorna Moloney’s new Genealogy Radio Show to share with you.  We have reviews from our Twentyx20 lunch-time talks in the National Library. Our research tip this week is by Fiona Fitzsimons; and we preview the Back to our Past show at the RDS in October, enjoy 🙂

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Are Smart Cities Making Us Dumb?

On Friday the 26th, at 6pm as part of Discover Research,The Innovation Academy will host Innovation Café, there will be a moderated discussion panel with Trinity academics and alumni including our very own Brian Donovan director of Eneclann. The topic under discussion is “Are Smart Cities Making Us Dumb?”  All are welcome,find out more here

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Expert Workshops

The expert Workshops series resumed in September with a double bill on emigration from the Poor Law Unions, by Kay Caball in Trinity College, and Dr. Gerard Moran in the National Library. The audience that attended both workshops in September raised funds for the Jack and Jill Childrens Foundation here. In October we continue our series of Workshops in Irish Family History, with Claire Bradley.


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The Genealogy Radio Show

Our friend and colleague Lorna Moloney has a new radio show The Genealogy Radio Show. Each week she looks at a different aspect of Irish family history live. Listen to a podcast of her recent interview with Eneclann’s Brian Donovan as he talks about  ‘The digital revolution in family history’; you can listen to the full interview here.

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Next 5 Twentyx20 Reviews

We have the next 5 reviews of our Twentyx20 Lunch time talks at the National Library of Ireland that were held in August, We attracted a record audience throughout the month, with our most entertaining line-up yet, Read all about it here.

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Culture Night 2014

Culture Night fell on Friday 19th September this year. A collection of genealogists from Eneclann, Ancestor Network and findmypast Ireland gathered in the National Library of Ireland to provide a free genealogy advisory service to all callers, to hear how our team enjoyed it, Click here.

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Back to our past 2014

In October Eneclann will be exhibiting at Back to our Past at stand 30, 30a, 31 and 31a. Come to our stand to meet our team of expert researchers ready to help you with your family history research, Eneclann’s own Brian Donovan and Fiona Fitzsimons will give talks during the event. We’re also delighted to announce our guest speaker will be renowned genealogist Eileen O’Duill. Find out all you need to know here.

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Research Tip of the week

Each newsletter we offer you a research tip written by one of our expert researcher’s, the hope that we can somehow help you along your genealogy path. This week Fiona Fitzsimons has written a research tip on “Tracing the Irish that fought in the American Civil War using online records”. You can read the full research tip here.

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