No excuses this week – the calendar is full of interesting events.
Monday 4 November: Searching the Dublin Archives, with Charlotte Murtagh. North of Ireland FHS Killyleagh Branch. Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, BT30 9QF. 8pm. Enquiries.
Monday 4 November: Sport, Commemoration and the Decade of Centenaries, with Donal McAnallen from the Gaelic Athletic Association. Host: Institute of Irish Studies. Venue: Room 03/006B, Peter Froggatt Centre, QUB, Belfast. 1:00pm–2:00pm.
Tuesday 5 November: A century of change, conflict and transformation: Northern Ireland 1911-2011. Host: PRONI. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 11:30am. Free. No need to book.
Tuesday 5 November: How to start your family tree – a beginner's guide. Host: FindMyPast.ie. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 2pm. Free. No need to book.
Tuesday 5 November: WW1 in Wicklow, with Brian Donnelly and local contributors. Host: Kilmacanogue History Society. Venue: The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Co Wicklow. 8.30pm. Entry €3 (members €2). All welcome.
Wednesday 6 November: Cartoons and Postcards of 20th-century Ireland. Host: Linenhall Library. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 11:30am. Free. No need to book.
Thursday 7 November: Made in Belfast: Titanic Industries. Host: PRONI. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 11:30am. Free. No need to book.
Thursday 7 November: Introduction to family history. Host: Ulster Historical Foundation. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 2pm. Free. No need to book.
Thursday 7 November: Officers and Soldiers, with Dr Janice Holmes / Dr Barry Sheehan. Part of the Exploring Family History Lecture Series organised by the Open University and PRONI. Venue: PRONI, Titanic Boulevard, Belfast. 6:30pm–8pm. Free but booking required at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday 8 November: Online sources for family and local history. Host: PRONI. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 11:30am. Free. No need to book.
Friday 8 November: Tracing ancestors who travelled to GB, USA, Australia and more. Host: FindMyPast.ie. Venue: Andrews Gallery, Titanic Belfast. 2pm. Free. No need to book.
Friday 8 & Saturday 9 November: Blackguards, muckrakers and crusaders – journalists in history. Host: National & Periodical History Forum of Ireland. Venue: Dublin City University. Programme and costs.
Friday 8 November: The Presbyterians of the North West: religion, politics and Magee College, Derry, 1798–1914, with Andrew Holmes. Ulster-Scots History & History Lecture Series. Host: Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service. Venue: Tower Museum, Union Place, Derry-Londonderry. 7pm. Free.
Friday 8 November: “So many little military colleges scattered up and down the country”, the establishment of permanent residential barracks in 18thC Ireland, with Dr Ivar McGrath. Host: Military History Society of Ireland. Venue: Lecture Theatre, Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Time: 8pm. Non-members welcome to attend.
Saturday 9 November: Irish Family History Society Open Morning. Venue: Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. 10:00am–1:00pm. Lectures will be Gathering Church of Ireland Records with Dr. Susan Hood, and Archives of the Royal Dublin Society, with Natasha Serne. Free. All welcome.
Saturday 9 November: Open Day at the National Archives of Ireland, Bishop Street, Dublin 8. 10–5pm. Free lectures, tours and genealogy advice. Download programme. Download programme.
Saturday 9 November: 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.
Saturday 9 November: 'Ballyshannon & the Erne scheme: dammed or damned?, a HistoryIreland Hedge School with Brian Drummond, Michael Kennedy, Jonathan Bardon and Pauric Travers. Part of Allingham Arts Festival. Venue: Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. 5.30pm-7.00pm. €5.00.