|You can't miss the Kerry Genealogy Roadshow |
mobile unit! Here it is in Main Street, Killarney, today
The formalities will take place in Main Street Killarney, outside Macs Ice Cream Parlour, so you can cool down with an ice while you find out about this ambitious project.
For those that can't be there, I'll tell you that the Kerry Genealogy Roadshow is a mobile genealogy unit that's going to be attending 20-odd Gathering and summer festivals being held in the county between now and October.
On hand will be professional genealogists from Ancestor Network, and they'll be ready to help all comers explore their Kerry family names and start tracing their Kerry roots.
As well as an exhibition about family history research in Kerry county, a free printed guide will be distributed and online search facilities to the major genealogy databases will be available, giving access to Census Returns, Tithe Applotment Books, Griffiths Valuation, Civil BMDs, and Church Baptism and Marriage Records.
Here's the list of events:
|Sat 13 July||:||Kenmare Food Carnival, Kenmare|
|Sun 14 July||:||Valentia Island King Scallop Festival|
|Sat 20 July||:||Ventry Regatta, Dingle|
|Sun 21 July||:||The Stack Clan Gathering, Listowel|
|Sat 27 July||:||Brosnan Clan Gathering, Castleisland|
|Sun 28 July||:||Killarney Summerfest, Killarney|
|Fri 2 Aug||:||Caherciveen Celtic Music Festival|
|Sat 3 Aug||:||North Kerry Week, Listowel|
|Sun 4 Aug||:||Ballybunion Bachelor Reunion|
|Fri 9 Aug||:||Puck Fair, Killorglin|
|Sat 10 Aug||:||Dingle Races, Dingle|
|Thur 15 Aug||:||Rose of Tralee Festival|
|Sat 17 Aug||:||Tarbert Family Gathering Festival|
|Sat 24 Aug||:||Charlie Chaplin Film Festival, Waterville|
|Sun 25 Aug||:||Killarney National Park, Muckross|
|Sat 31 Aug||:||Gangs of New York Gathering, Kenmare|
|Fri 6 Sept||:||Daniel O'Connell Weekend, Caherciveen|
|Sat 7 Sept||:||Daniel O'Connell Weekend, Caherciveen|
|Sat 14 Sept||:||Dingle Tradfest / Feile Trad an Daingin|
|Sun 15 Sept||:||Listowel Races|
|Fri 4 Oct||:||Dingle Food Festival|
|Sat 5 Oct||:||Kenmare Lace Festival|
|Sun 6 Oct||:||Portmagee Sea Shanty Festival|
For more details, contact Ancestor Network on firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +353 87 050 5296.
Thanks to Maria Breen (@breen_maria on Twitter) for the photo.
UPDATE: Here's a short video featuring John Hamrock of Ancestor Network explaining the aim and focus of the Kerry Genealogy Roadshow.