Monday, 24 February 2014

Manchester to host major Irish genealogy event

The Irish World Heritage Centre has a stunning
new home in Irishtown, Manchester
The Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) and the Irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS) have joined forces with the Irish World Heritage Centre (IWHC) to present a major Irish genealogy event in Manchester next month.

Hosted by the Irish World Heritage Centre at its fabulous new headquarters in the north of the city, the event will be held over three days in the week before St Patrick's Day (Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 March).

One-to-one sessions are available to help beginners start their family history and to offer guidance to those who are a little further along with their research but may be struggling or need a new direction. These private consultations with a professional genealogist cost just £5 each.

A series of talks will be also be presented, as follows:

Thursday 13th March - 10.00am
How to research your Irish ancestors, with Helen Kelly MAPGI

Friday 14th March - 10.00am
Online sources for Irish research, with Nicola Morris MAPGI

Saturday 15th March - 10.00am
Civil registration, with Steven Smyrl MAPGI

This is a unique opportunity for anyone of Irish heritage to access professional genealogy guidance at a minimal price. Please call Margot Power on 0161 2054007 to book talks (£3 each) or a private consultation, or both.

UPDATE 6 March:  This is proving a very popular event. Be sure to book your consultation before all slots have gone.