Monday, 22 July 2013

Genealogy & history events this week

Monday 22 July: Tracing your Irish Jewish Roots, with Stuart Rosenblat. 2:45pm. Free. Venue: Irish Jewish Museum, 3 Walworth Road, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Part of the Irish Jewish Gathering (to 30 July). Full details.

Tuesday 23 July: Crowd-sourcing your family tree: how social media can help with tracing ancestry, with Claire Bradley. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Tuesday 23 July: The Forgotten treasures of Laois, with Siobhain Holland. Part of the 'A Celebration of Architecture: the Big Houses of Laois' series of lectures. Venue: Portlaoise Library. Time: 8pm. Cost: Free. Details: 00 353 (0)57 8622333.

Wednesday 24 July: Life in Northern Ireland during World War II, with Alrene Hughes. Irish World Heritage Centre, Manchester, UK. 7:30pm. £3. Details.

Wednesday 24 July: Ogham in 3:D – Digitising Ireland's ogham stones, with Dr Nora White.Hill of Tara Lecture Series. Tara Visitors Centre, Co Meath. 8pm. Admission free.

Thursday 25 July: Farthest South: From Kerry to New Zealand, a talk on emigration from East Kerry with Seán Brosnahan. East Kerry Roots Festival, opening night. River Island Hotel, Castleisland, Co Kerry. 7:30-9pm. Programme.

Thursday 25 July: Ireland’s history carved in stone, with Mervyn Colville, Glasnevin Trust. Venue: Seminar Room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. 1pm.  Free. No booking necessary.

Thursday 25 to Saturday 27 July: Genealogy workshops, part of East Kerry Roots Festival and Gathering. Castleisland. Workshops will be held each day from 9am to 1pm. Many other heritage events, too. Details.

Friday 26 July: Family History Open Day at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Free advice from genealogy societies, consultations with professional genealogists, and online searches on major databases, plus a chance to explore DCL&A's rich family history collection. 10am–4:30pm. Free. More info. Tel: 00 353 (0)1-6744870.

Saturday 27 July: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at the Brosnan Clan Gathering, Castleisland, Co Kerry.

Sunday 28 July: Kerry Genealogy Roadshow at the Killarney Summerfest, Killarney, Co Kerry.