Thursday, 8 May 2014

20 x 20 lunchtime genealogy talks return to NLI

This August will see the return of the 20 x 20 lunchtime talks at the National Library of Ireland.

Organised by Eneclann and Ancestor Network and taking place every working day of the month, the talks feature a short introduction (20 minutes) to an Irish genealogy topic and are followed by Q & As. Each talk will start at 1:05pm. It's free to attend and there's no booking required.

Here's the list of talks:

Fri 1 August Digital sources, with Brian Donovan
Tues 5 August Hatch Match and beyond…finding trails and tales in Parish records
with Rev. Patrick Comerford
Wednes 6 August Shipping records and their usefulness when searching for your ancestors,
with Brian Mitchell
Thurs 7 August The Genealogy of Gaelic clans: sources records and evidence-11th to
17th century,
with Lorna Moloney
Fri 8 August: Yesterday’s Children: Discover your ancestor’s childhood,
with Aoife O’Connor
Mon 11 August Researching the history of Irish surnames and clan-names,
with Paul McCotter
Tues 12 August The exile of Erin, researching the poor Irish in Victorian London,
with Else Churchill
Wednes 13 August Under-used Irish records in the National Archives in England,
with Audrey Collins
Thurs 14 August Genealogy and sporting records – from sporting Laurels to Family Trees,
with Hilary McDonagh
Fri 15 August Did you come from Dublin dear? Understanding Dublin city through maps
with Jacinta Prunty
Mon 18 August Using to trace your family History,
with Rhona Murray
Tues 19 August Reading Headstones primary sources carved in stone,
with John Tierney
Wednes 20 August Using the College Archives for family history research,
with Ellen O'Flaherty
Thurs 21 August Digitising Irish newspapers: how we bring Ireland’s stories back to life, with Ian Tester
Fri 22 August Irish in European armies, with Lar Joye
Mon 25 August Census-related records on the National Archives website,
with Catriona Crowe
Tues 26 August Doing Local History,
with Ray Gillespie
Wednes 27 August Finding women in the records,
with Mary McAuliffe
Thurs 28 August Niall of the Nine Hostages and the genetic architecture of Irish surnames, with Dan Bradley
Fri 29 August Uncovering the Irish of the American Civil War, with Damien Shiels

Get your diaries out!