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Friday, 12 September 2014

Genealogy courses starting this Autumn in Ireland

It's that time of year when the brain starts yearning for learning, so it's just as well there's a host of genealogy classes ready for those who want to start researching their Irish ancestors or who want to brush up or improve their skills and knowledge.

Enrolment for most of the courses listed below takes place next week or by immediate application, so get your skates on.

Belfast
Genealogy/Trace your family history, with the Ulster Historical Foundation at Stranmillis College (Central Buildings). The 10-week course (code HY520) covers all the main records used in Irish genealogy and is ideal for beginners or for those who have already started to research their family tree. Includes trip to PRONI. runs on Tuesday evenings from 30 September to 9 December, 7pm to 9pm. £50. Download brochure (page 44). Telephone 028 9038 4345 to enrol or see enrolment form.

Cork
Genealogy: How to trace your family tree, with tutor Tony McCarthy. University College Cork ACE. Venue: Western Gateway Building, Room 301, UCC. Tuesdays 7pm–9pm from 30 September to 2 December. Focusses on genealogical sources, methodology and historical/social context. Fee €230. Enrol by Friday 19 September. Details, or tel: 021 490 2301.

Cork
NUI Diploma in Genealogy. University College Cork ACE. Modules include genealogy, fieldwork, collection care and portfolio building. Part time study on-campus at UCC, Western Road. Course co-ordinator Dr David Butler. Two-year course. 7pm–10pm. Details of course. €1,360 per academic year (€1,000 concessions). Application deadline 16 September.

Dublin – City Centre
ICM Diploma in Family History, delivered in conjunction with the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) at Independent College, 60-63 Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Co-ordinator, Paul Gorry MAPGI. Eight lecturers, all APGI members. Tuesdays 6:30pm–9:30pm. 12-week course from 7 October to 14 January (no classes over Christmas). €895 (payment plans available). Details. Tel: 01-6725058.

Dublin – Malahide
How to research your family history, with Claire Bradley. Beginners class, covering how to start, where to go and how to record what you find. No prior knowledge is required but the ability to use a computer is desirable. Starts Tuesday 23 September in Malahide Community School. 10 weeks duration. €110. Enrolment online or at the school on Tuesday 16 September. Details (page 17).

Dublin – UCD Belfield
Introduction to Genealogy/Family history, with lecturer Sean Murphy. University College Dublin, Belfield campus. 10 sessions held on Thursday evenings 7:30pm–9:30pm, starting 2 October. €150. Details.

Dublin – Belfield

Certificate in Genealogy/Family history, Module 1: an introduction to the theory and practice of genealogy, with lecturer Sean Murphy. University College Dublin. Topics include principles of genealogy, computers/Internet, placenames and surnames, census, vital, valuation, church and other records. Tuesday evenings 7pm–9:30pm at Belfield, starting 30 September. €300. Details.

Dublin – Blackrock

Certificate in Genealogy/Family history, Module 1: an introduction to the theory and practice of genealogy, with lecturer Sean Murphy. University College Dublin. Topics include principles of genealogy, computers/Internet, placenames and surnames, census, vital, valuation, church and other records. Tuesday afternoons 2pm–4:30pm at Blackrock starting 30 September, €300. Details.

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. 10-week course. Wednesdays 9.30-11am. Starts 1 October. Enrolment 17 September. Fee €105 (Concessions €50). Details. Telephone: 01 296 4322 (mornings only).

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 17 September €143. Also, Genealogy continuation course for those who have completed a beginner's course. Thursdays 12-2pm. 10 weeks. Starts 18 September. €143. Details. Contact on 01 295 2050.

Limerick - ULL
Certificate in the History of Family and Genealogical Methods. Two-semester course held on-campus at University of Limerick on Thursday evenings 6.30-9.30pm, or online. Fee €750. Details. For further information, contact Irish Ancestry Research Centre on +353 61 207114.

Waterford
Tracing the family tree, a 10-week evening class with Tony Hennessey MAPGI, at Waterford College of Further Education. Suitable for all family history enthusiasts, both new and seasoned. Tuesdays 7-9pm.  Starts 7 October.  €150. Details. Contact WCFE at 051 874053