The following courses are scheduled to start in the next few weeks:
Dublin - Malahide
How to research your family history, with tutor Claire Bradley. This course shows students how to start their research, where to go and how to record what they find. Topics covered include the census, bmds, church records, wills and newspapers. It's aimed at the beginner researcher, but some computer skills are desirable. Tuesdays, from 4 February. Fee: €110. Malahide Community School. Enrolment evening 28 January, but online enrolment also offered. Download full brochure. Enquiries: adulted@malahidecs or tel: 846 0949
Dublin - Dundrum
Genealogy - family research for beginners, with tutor Máire Mac Conghail MAPGI, at Dundrum Adult Training and Education (D.A.T.E.), Dundrum town centre, Dublin 14. 12-week course. Wednesdays 9.30-11am. Starts 29 January. Fee €105 (Concessions €50).
Dublin - Kilternan
Genealogy for beginners, with tutor Máire Mac Conghail MAPGI, at Kilternan Adult Education Centre, Ballybetagh Road, Kilternan, Dublin 18. A hands-on practical course on how to research family history. 10 week course. Wednesdays 12-2pm. Starts 29 January. €143. Also, Genealogy continuation course for those who have completed a beginner's course on Thursdays 12-2pm. 10 weeks. Starts 30 January. Details.
Dublin – Castleknock
Irish genealogy for beginners, with tutor Maeve Mullin. How to find your ancestors in the census and other historical sources to build your own unique family tree. Mondays 7:30-9pm. Starts Monday 3 February. Personal enrolment Monday 27 January 7-9pm. Also Genealogy for Improvers, a follow-on class for those who have completed the beginners; class. Tuesdays 7:30-9pm. Personal enrolment Tuesday 28 January 7-9pm. Venue: Castleknock Community College. Can also enrol online.
Waterford – City
Genealogy course suitable for all family history enthusiasts, both beginners and seasoned. Tutor Tony Hennessy MAPGI. Aims to show how to carry out quality research across a wide range of solid genealogical sources. Students will begin a family archive and create some wonderful family trees. Waterford College of Further Education in Parnell St Waterford (The Tech.) Starts Tuesday 4 February for 10 weeks. 7–9pm. Cost €150. To register call WCFE at 051 874053 or email.
Cork - City Centre
Genealogy course held over 10 weeks, with tutor Tony McCarthy. ACE, University College Cork. Tuesdays 7-9pm, starting 28 January. Fee: €230. Details or tel: (021) 4904717.
Belfast - Stranmillis
Family History course over 10 weeks at Central Building, Stranmillis University College, Belfast on Tuesdays, 7-9pm. Starts Tuesday 4 February. Covers census, church and civil records as well as wills, estate papers and valuation documents. Tutor from Ulster Historical Foundation. Fee: £55.00 (Concessions £45). Early booking is recommended, as this course is very popular. Download full programme. Tel: 028 9038 4345.