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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Open Day at National Archives of Ireland: 11 October

The National Archives of Ireland (NAI) has announced details of its annual Open Day, which will be held on 11 October at its Bishops Street, Dublin 8 offices.

Seven 45-minute seminars will be presented on the hour throughout the day (see below), and a series of visits to the conservation studio, storage and preservation areas will be on offer.

In addition, the Reading Room will be open from 10am to 5pm, as will a book stall and exhition.

These days are always over-subscribed, so if you wish to attend, I'd strongly recommend that you book as soon as possible. Details of how to do so are in the brochure which you can download below.

Here's the seminar programme:

10.00 – Searchable resources on the website of the National Archives. What would you like to know about using the internet for research?

11.00 – Department of Education records in the National Archives. What would you like to know about their use for family / social and local history?

12.00 – The Decade of Centenaries: some reflections. What would you like to know about the period 1912-22?

13.00 – Archival treasures from the early 19th century. Introduction to the Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers

14.00 – Work in the Chief Secretary’s Office. 100 years ago today in the Chief Secretary’s Office.

15.00 – Introduction to will collections. What would you like to know about? What is available?

16.00 – Introduction to the work of the Business Records Survey. What would you like to know about their use for family / social and local history?

You can find full details in the Open Day programme.

You might also like to note that the NAI Reading Room will be opening late (at 10am rather than 9:15am) on a couple of Monday mornings in October and November: on 6 October and 10 November.