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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

St Patrick's Irish Family History Centre: full line up

The full line-up of exhibitors and lectures at the St Patrick's Festival Irish Family History Centre* is now confirmed.

In addition to FindMyPast.ie, who will be providing free computer access to their database, the following groups will be available for additional advice on how to get started in Irish genealogy and how to approach other resources:
  • Irish Genealogical Research Society
  • Irish Family History Society
  • Genealogical Society of Ireland
  • Ancestor Network
  • Flyleaf Press
  • North of Ireland Family History Society
  • The Military Archives (on Thursday & Friday only)
  • Eneclann
There will be four lectures every day. Here's the programme: Thursday 14 March 11:30am Your ancestors and the law, with Brian Donovan 12:30pm Using Newspapers for genealogical research, with Jenny Doyle 1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie, with Cliona Weldon 2:30pm The Military Archives, with Padraic Kennedy Friday 15 March 11:30am Church records,with Jim Ryan 12:30pm Online sources for Irish genealogy, with Mary Beglan 1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie, with Cliona Weldon 2:30pm Irish genes and family history, with Gianpiero Cavalleri Saturday 16 March 11:30am How to go about tracing your ancestors, with John Hamrock 12:30pm Land and estate records, with Brian Donovan 1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie, with Cliona Weldon 2:30pm How do you think Who Do You Think You Are is done?, with Fiona Fitzsimons Sunday 17 March 11:30am Matchmaking and marriage customs in 19th-century Ireland, with Sean O'Duill 12:30pm The Irish abroad: world records at findmypast.ie, with Aoife O Connor 1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie, with Cliona Weldon 2:30pm Introduction to Irish birth, marriage and death records, with Eileen O'Duill Monday 18 March 11:30am Using directories to trace your family history, with Brian Donovan
12:30pm Hidden treasures: lesser know sources, with Fiona Fitzsimons
1:30pm Starting your family history with findmypast.ie, with Cliona Weldon


*The St Patrick's Festival Irish Family History Centre is part of The Gathering 2013 and will be held at the Discover Ireland Centre at Suffolk Street, Dublin 2. Opening hours are:
Thursday–Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
Monday: 11am - 3pm