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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Heritage Week genealogy events in Ireland

http://www.heritageweek.ie/
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Heritage Week will be getting underway in just over a week so it's definitely time to start booking your events. I've gone through the listings on the organiser's website to find all the genealogy events (there seem to be fewer than in previous years) and I'm presenting them below in a different format.

This may not be a definitive list as events can continue to be added to the official website up to this Saturday.

Saturday 23 August

Beginner's Guide To Family History – Open Day Forum
At this open day, WFHA personnel will be available to help and advise members of the public on how to make a start for tracing family ancestry using land, civil and parish registers. Host: Western Family History Association. Venue : Lackagh Parish Centre, Lackagh, Co Galway. 2–5:30pm. Free. No booking required. Details: opflanagan@eircom.net. Telephone: 091 799258

Family Tree Workshop for Kids
A fun-filled introduction to Family History for the kids of the Glenamaddy Parish. Learn the basics, starting with your own family and learning about your ancestors. 10am–12pm. Free. Host: Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project. Venue: Town Hall, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. Booking required. Email.  Tel: 094 9659029.

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.

The Genealogy Event
Second day offers general and advanced level sessions on how to trace ancestors in Ireland or to America. One on one consultations with experts in genealogy and exhibitor tables. 9:15am-2pm. and 2:30-5:30pm. Venue: The Strand Hotel,  Ennis Rd, Limerick, Co. Limerick. Ticket prices vary. Details on website or tel:  061 20711.

Open day and Geneology Conference
The Cord Cemetery was the main burial ground for then town of Drogheda for nearly six centuries. It contains in excess of 1,000 headstones, the earliest dated to the 1600's. Host: Drogheda Civic Trust. Venue: Cord Cemetery,  Cord Rd, Drogheda, Co.Louth. 11am-5pm. Free. Booking required by email or tel: 089 4214394.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

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Sunday 24 August

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.

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Monday 25 August

Tracing Your Family Tree - For Beginners
Free genealogy workshop. Tracing your family tree. Best suited for absolute beginners.Venue: Carlow Central Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Co. Carlow. 11am-12pm. Free. Booking required. Email or tel: 059 9129705.

Tracing Your Family Tree - For Beginners
Free genealogy workshop. Tracing your family tree. Best suited for absolute beginners.Venue: Bagenalstown Library, Main Street, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow. 11am-12pm. Free. Booking required. Email or tel: 059 9129705.

Introduction to Irish Genealogy
Free genealogy information session discussing the nature and scope of the records available for family history research in west Galway. Host: Galway Family History Society West. Venue: St Joseph's Community Centre, Ashe Road, Galway.  2-3pm. No booking required. For details, tel: 091 860464.

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-8pm. Free. For more details, email.

Tracing your Ancestors
Introduction to methodologies and sources for tracing your ancestors with emphasis on sources available in the Genealogy Centre. Staff will be available to offer advice and answer queries from 9am to 5pm. Venue: Leitrim Genealogy Centre, Main Street, Ballinamore, Co Leitrim. Free. Booking required by email or tel:  071 9644012.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

Genealogy Service
The St Mullins Heritage Centre is housed in the former Church of Ireland Church beside the famous monastic ruins and cemetery. Its revamped displays reveal aspects of local history. Guided tours and a genealogy service are available, free, 9am to 5pm, but need to be booked. Email or tel: 087 9977090.

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Tuesday 26 August

Start Your Family History
Free family history beginner's day, with demonstrations, help and advice and hourly lectures. Hosts: FindMyPast and Eneclann. Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin. 11am-4pm. No booking required.  More details FindMyPast

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.

Introduction to Genealogy Online
Explore your family tree using free online resources. Venue: Portlaoise Library, Lyster Square, Portlaoise, Co Laois. 2-3pm.  Admission is free but booking is essential by email or tel: 057 8622333.

Research Your Family Tree
Research your family tree using RootsIreland website.This extensive database holds church records, census, land and ship passenger lists. Venue: City Library, John's Quay, Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny. 10am-12:40pm. 20minute one-to-one sessions available but must be booked by email or tel: 056 779 417.

Genealogy Talk 
Gerry Kennedy of the Clare Roots Society will present a general talk on genealogy followed by a questions and answers session. Host: Clare County Library. Venue: De Valera Public Library, Harmony Row, Ennis, Co Clare. 7pm-8pm. Free. No need to book. For details, tel: 065 6846353.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

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Wednesday 27 August

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-8pm. Free. For more details, email.

How to Research Your Family History
This talk about online family history research will focus on Midleton/ east Cork. With Tony Harpur. Venue: Midleton Public Library, Main Street, Midleton, Co. Cork. 1-2pm. Free. Booking required. Email or tel: 021 4613929.

Genealogy Talk 
Gerry Kennedy of the Clare Roots Society will present a general talk on genealogy followed by a questions and answers session. Host: Clare County Library. Venue: Sean Lemass Public Library, Shannon Town Centre, Shannon, Co Clare. 1pm-2pm. Free. No need to book. For details, tel: 061 364266.

Memorials of the Dead in County Waterford
A talk by Julian Walton. Monuments in our churches and graveyards are an invaluable source of genealogical information; before civil registration they may provide the only evidence that the people commemorated ever existed. Host: Waterford City and County Library Service. Venue: Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford City. Free. 6pm-7:30pm. Booking required. Email or tel: 051 849975.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

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Thursday 28 August

Tracing Your East Galway Ancestors
Monica Hynes of the East Galway Family History Society will give an overview of the research sources and services available at the Woodford Heritage Centre for tracing your east Galway ancestors. Venue: Woodford Heritage Centre, Woodford, Co. Galway 2–4pm. Booking required by email or tel:  090 9749309

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.

Family History - Getting Started
With Mary Jackson, local genealogist. Learn how to begin your genealogical research. Lucan Library, SuperValu Shopping Centre, Adamstown Road, Lucan, Co. Dublin. 10:30-11:30am. Booking required, by email or tel: 01 6216422.

Irish Genealogy talk
Sinead Holland, archivist and member of Laois Library staff, will talk about genealogy at Abbeyleix Library, Main Square, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. Free. 5:30-7:15pm.  Booking required. Email or tel: 057 8730020.

Genealogy at the Guinness Archive
Guinness archivist Deirdre McParland explains the resources available for exploring your family tree at the Guinness Archive. Venue: Guinness Storehouse, Saint James's Gate, Dublin 8. 11am-12pm. Free. Booking is required as places are limited to 30. Over 18s only. Confirmations will be sent to attendees, and should be brought on the day. Email or tel: 01 4084800.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

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Friday 29 August

Researching your Family Tree Online
Useful information and tips on using online resources to research your Family Tree. Workshop with  Niall Harpur. Venue: Ferrybank Library, Belmont Road, Waterford.  Free. 2:30–4pm. Booking required via email or tel: 051 897200

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-8pm. Free. For more details, email.

Introduction to Genealogy
Discover the range of resources available to help you explore your family tree. Venue: Mountmellick Library, Mountmellick, Co. Laois. Free. 11am-12pm. Booking essential. Email or tel: 057 864457.

Turning The Pages
Join staff of the Civil Registration Service to turn the pages of the Births, Deaths & Marriages Registers and they will advise you through the creation of modern day records and the researching of their archives from mid-19th century onwards. Venue: Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Free. 1pm-2pm. No booking required. For details, tel: 074 9124613.

Genealogy Centre
Come and see old pictures of times gone by in the heritage village of Slane and trace your family roots in our Genealogy Centre. Venue: Slane Ancestry, Slane Village, Co Meath. Free. No booking required. 12pm-4pm. For more details, tel: 087 3425339.

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Saturday 30 August

Family History Day

Local experts in genealogy will be present throughout the day to advise you on tracking down those elusive ancestors. All ages welcome. Taking part in the day are Cork Genealogical Society, UCC Ancestral Connections Summer School, Irish Ancestry Research Centre and Cork Branch Western Front Association. Venue: Triskel (Arts Centre) Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork City. 10am-6pm. Email for more details,  tel: 021 4272022 or see facebook.

Researching Your Family History
Trace the mark left by your family in the history of Waterford by discovering more about how to research your family history. 2:30-3:30pm. Host: Waterford City & County Council. Venue: Ballymacarbry Community Centre, Ballymacarbry, Co Waterford. Free. No need to book. For more details, tel:  052 6185483.

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.

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Sunday 31 August

Discover Your Ancestors
Advice on how to start your family history research. Host: Genealogical Society of Ireland. Venue: An Daonchartlann, Carlisle Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.  10:30am-6pm. Free. For more details, email.