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Podcasts: The Irish DNA Atlas

Gianpiero Cavalleri

The Irish DNA Atlas:

We all carry a record of our origins in our genes. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing with documentary evidence, to prove family connections.

Our first speaker, Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri outlined how genetic genealogy works, and described one of the projects he’s involved in – the Irish DNA Atlas. [4th August 2015]

The Irish DNA Atlas is an ongoing genetic study of the Irish population. The project aims to describe patterns in Irish DNA, in the context of European and global genetic diversity.

The work informs on the history of the Irish population. It can be used to aid efforts to better understand the role of DNA in disease.

The Irish DNA Atlas is a collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Genealogical Society of Ireland.

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 Listen to all the podcasts from our expert talks in the National Library of Ireland here

Expert workshop, National Library of Ireland, June

 

Our guest speaker for continuous professional development in June will be Dr Liz Rushen.

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Liz’s talk is entitled:

“The migration of Irish women to colonial Australia”

Thousands of Irish girls migrated to Australia in the 1830s, a decade before the Great Famine. What was it like to migrate to the far ends of the known world at this time? How did they survive the rigours of the voyage? Did they ‘swing swang’ in hammocks or have to fight for every morsel to eat? What sort of reception did they receive? Come and hear Dr Liz Rushen talk about these adventurous Irish women and their migration experience.

Date: Wednesday 17th June.

Time: 3.pm-4.30pm.

Location: National Library of Ireland.

Dr. Liz Rushen is a Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and is the former Executive Director of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. She is the author of fifteen books, three of them co-authored with Perry McIntyre;Quarantined (2007),The Merchant’s Women (2008) and Fair Game: Australia’s first Immigrant Women (2010).

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These are free ticketed events.

To apply for a ticket please email.

expertworkshop@eneclann.ie

 

Finding Forgotten Irish WWI Soldiers

The expert workshops launched in April by Eneclann in partnership with Ancestor Network, are proving very popular. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from those attending:

Phil Stokes, Dublin, attended Jim Ryan’s workshop,
Ghosts of the Estates:
“Great talk, I immediately had information that helped my research”

Michael Rooney, co. Down attended Fiona Fitzsimons’ workshop
Records of Children in Care 1840s to 1990s:
A comprehensive introduction to records for ‘Lost Children’ …. It explored the challenges that genealogists face when researching in this area as well as offering potential solutions to problems encountered.”

This month our speaker isMaeve Mullin, B.Sc.

with a workshop on
Finding Forgotten Irish WWI Soldiers: a case-study of Glaslough, co. Monaghan.
In this workshop Maeve Mullin uses as a case-study, her own community of Glaslough, county Monaghan, to recover the names and personal histories of locals that fought and died in WWI.

The workshop takes place on two dates:

  • 3pm on Thursday 5th June, in the Emmet Theatre, Arts Block Trinity College.
  • 2pm on Saturday 7th June, in the Trustee’s Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare St.

Description:

Even as the centenary commemorations for WWI begin, historians still can’t agree on the number of Irish war dead. The official figures  are 49,300, but even these have been challenged as being both too low, and too high.
In this workshop Maeve Mullin will guide you through the maze of sources that document the Irish men and women that fought and died in the First World War.

Using individual stories, Maeve demonstrates how even a ‘burnt’ service record, can retain enough evidence to allow researchers to link up to other related records.

“In researching the WWI soldiers from Glaslough I discovered a wealth of records.  The workshop will focus on how this can be achieved for everyone’s home place.”

All workshops are free, but as spaces are limited, these are ticketed events.

To apply for a free ticket, please emailworkshop@eneclann.ie and indicate whether you want to attend the workshop taking place in Trinity College or the National Library.

Eneclann Director Brian Donovan delivers a talk to Trinity M.Phil Postgraduate students.

Brian Donovan

Director of Eneclann Brian Donovan

For the third year running Eneclann Director Brian Donovan spoke last night at 6pm at Trinity College Dublin to the M.Phil postgraduate course in Public History & Cultural Heritage. Brian delivered a talk to the students about Eneclann and how we provide access to Irish history to the public, and help them discover their personal and family history  through access to archives online and expert research support.

Trinity college talks 2014“There has been a revolution in Irish family history over the last decade with millions of historic records now available through websites like findmypast, What does this transformation mean for the traditional mediums for public access to history, like libraries, archives and universities? What is the role of the private/commercial sector? and how do we foster innovation” ? There was a lively discussion chaired by Dr. Ciaran O’Neill which overran for some time and was enjoyed by all.