Wednesday, 11 April 2012

An introduction to genealogy in Co Meath

A one-day Introduction to Irish Genealogy course will take place in the beautiful setting of Annesbrook in County Meath on Saturday 28 April.

The charming historic house is to be matched with a team of acclaimed experts: Brian Donovan, Fiona Fitzsimons, both of Eneclann, Eileen O'Duill of Heirs Ireland and her husband, Sean O'Duill, a renowned Irish folklorist.

Tastebuds are also being fully catered for. The €125 fee includes light refreshments and a lunch prepared with fresh ingredients from Annesbrook's garden, and I hear there will be freshly baked scones and other treats during the two breaks. The day will start at 10am and end at 4.30pm.

Here's the programme:

  • Introduction: Why do family history research?
  • Introduction to Irish Births, Marriages and Death rcords
  • Census 1901 and 1911 online

Luncheon talk (over dessert):

'Mrs Fancy Tart is coming to tea: making sense of family stories'

  • Internet sources for Irish genealogy research: things to do at home
  • Matchmaking and marriage customs in 19th-century Ireland
  • Some success stories to inspire you
  • Where do I go from here? Question and Answer session

For more information, phone 353 (0)141 98 232 93 or email.