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Monday, 7 October 2013

Events of interest 7–13 October

Some events to keep the blood flowing...

Monday 7 October to Friday 11 October: 13th Annual British Institute. Host: The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History. Venue: Radisson Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (two blocks from the Family History Library). Four strands of lectures, including some Irish sessions. Details

Tuesday 8 October: The Black Death, with Gillian Kenny. Milestones of Medieval Dublin lunchtime lectures series.Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin 8. 1:05pm to 1:45pm. Free. All welcome.

Tuesday 8 October: The Annie Moore Story, with Tim McCoy. Host: Cork Genealogical Society. Venue: LDS Family History Center, Eagle Valley, Wilton, Cork. 8pm.

Tuesday 8 October: Finding family. Beginner workshop looking at passenger arrival, census and naturalization records. National Archives at New York, Learning Center, 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, NY, New York, USA. 12noon–1pm. Free, but need to register by email or telephone 866-840-1752. 

Tuesday 8 October: Century Ireland: the Decade of Centenaries in Real Time, with Professor Mike Cronin. Second in the Dublin Anniversaries series of City Hall lunchtime lectures. 13:10–13:50pm, plus 10 minutes Q&A. Free. No booking required. First come, first served.

Tuesday 8 October: Rental records as a genealogical source, with James Ryan. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: DĂșn Laoghaire College of FE, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. 8pm.

Wednesday 9 October: Altnachree: An Irish Castle, A Family, and A Man With A Passion, with Joy Ware. PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 2pm. Free but booking essential.

Wednesday 9 October: Online records on PRONI’s website, with Stephen Scarth. Venue: Heritage Gallery, Downpatrick Library, Market Street. Downpatrick, Co Down BT30 6LZ. 1pm. Free but booking essential. Tel 028 4461 1448.

Thursday 10 October: Dublin’s Titanic: The sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster, with Philip Lecane. Part of the National Monuments Service lecture series for The Gathering. Venue: National Maritime Museum, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Free. 7:30pm.

Thursday 10 October:
Exploring Family History Lecture Series - Teachers and Pupils, with Dr Janice Holmes and Dr Barry Sheehan. PRONI/Open University series. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. Free.

Thursday 10 October: Wolfe Tone: The Making of a Republican, with Professor Marianne Elliott, Director of the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool. Host: Institute of Irish Studies, QUB. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Elmwood Learning & Teaching Centre, Elmwood Avenue, QUB, Belfast BT7 1NN. 4pm

Friday 11 October: The British Army in Ireland, 1913. A weapon fit for purpose?, with Tony Kinsella. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. 8pm. Open to all.

Friday 11 October: Advertising in 18th-century Limerick, with Dr Ursula Callaghan. Host: Rathkeale & District Historical Society. Venue: Rathkeale Community Arts Centre. Time: 8:30pm.

Saturday 12 October: Irish Family History Society's Open Day. Full day seminar. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Time: 10:00am–5:00pm. Programme.

Saturday 12 October: Mayo Genealogy Group Workshop at the National Museum of Ireland, Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar, Co Mayo. A monthly drop-in event for family history advice and chat. No booking required. Free. Details.

Sunday 13 October: Irish Ancestry in the North East of England, workshop with Godfrey Duffy. 2.30-3.30pm. Part of the Tyneside Irish Festival. Tyneside Irish Centre. 43 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SG. Telephone: 0191 261 0384 or see website.