Friday, 27 July 2012

NLI serves up an Irish genealogy feast for August

A daily lunchtime genealogy workshop is going to be held every day (bar weekends and bank holidays) from 1st to 29th August at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin.

Organised by Eneclann and Ancestor Network (the partner companies delivering the Genealogy Service at the National Library this summer) the Workshops will be held in the Seminar Room at 1pm. Each workshop is scheduled for a rather short 20 minutes session, but the line-up is impressive enough. See below for the programme:

Wednesday 1 August: Getting started in Irish genealogy, with Sean Murphy, UCD.
Thursday 2 August: Irish church records, with Mary Sullivan, Irish Family History Foundation.
Friday 3 August: Irish genealogy online, with Brian Donovan, Eneclann.
Tuesday 7 August: Why are Irish surnames so weird? with John Grenham, genealogist and author of 'Tracing your Irish ancestors'.
Wednesday 8 August: Connecting with the Diaspora, with Anne Rodda, genealogist.
Thursday 9 August: Irish genes and ancestry, with Gianpiero Cavallieri, Royal College of Surgeons.
Friday 10 August: Sources for genealogy at the Military Archives, with Captain Stephen MacEoin, Military Archives.
Monday 13 August: Records for genealogical research at the Representative Church Body Library, with Susan Hood, RCBI.
Tuesday 14 August: Genealogical resources of Big House families, with Turtle Bunbury, author of 'Vanishing Ireland'.
Wednesday 15 August: Using newspapers to trace your family history, with Jennifer Doyle, Eneclann.
Thursday 16 August: Irish placenames – tracing where your ancestors came from, with Brian Mitchell, author of 'A Guide to Irish Parish Registers'.
Friday 17 August: Irish births, marriages & deaths for beginners, with Eileen O'Duill, genealogist.
Monday 20 August: Using Valuation Office records to trace your family, with Carmel Gilbride, genealogist.
Tuesday 21 August: Records of the RIC and DMP, with Jim Herlihy, author of The Royal Irish Constabulary.
Wednesday 22 August: Using FindMyPast to trace your family history, with Cliona Weldon, FindMyPast.
Thursday 23 August: Scots-Irish emigration, 17th-19th centuries, with William Roulston, Ulster Historical Foundation.
Friday 24 August: National Archives of Ireland, sources online, with Catriona Crowe, NAI.
Monday 27 August: A thousand years of Irish genealogy: how to use Gaelic pedigrees and family trees in your research, with Prof. Nollaig O Muraile, NUIG.
Tuesday 28 August: The Registry of Deeds &nash; records to trace your family history, with Mary Beglan, genealogist.
Wednesday 29 August: Records for children in Care (pre-1952 adoptions), with Fiona Fitzsimons, Eneclann.

No booking is required for any of these free Workshops. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For biographies of the presenters, see Eneclann.

Note: Following the standing-room only attendance for the first lecture, the location for all subsequent lectures has been moved to the larger Seminar Room.