|Download half-price voucher to BTOP|
The event provides a unique opportunity for locally- and overseas-based families with Irish ancestors to tap into a huge archival resource – all under one roof at the same time.
While the exhibition area keeps the noise and energy levels up, the fair also offers an extensive programme of free lectures. Two strands of genealogy and heritage-themed presentations run concurrently throughout the three days (see Genealogy programme) and there's a separate dedicated DNA strand running, too, as part of the Ireland Genetic Genealogy conference (see Genetic programme). All the lectures are free to those attending BTOP and no booking is required – they're all available on a first-come-first-served basis.
Outside of the lecture rooms, the Family Tree DNA stand will be offering visitors DNA tests from as little as €46; depending on their surname, they may even qualify for a free test (find out more about these sponsored tests), and the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI) will be offering free one-to-one consultations each day. These need to be booked (form here) in advance.
So, once again, Back To Our Past promises to be a great three days of wall-to-wall genealogy. Tickets are €10 on the door, but Irish Genealogy News can offer a 50% discount price of just €5. Download and print off the voucher by clicking the image above for half-price entry.
Opening times are: Friday Noon to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 7pm.
See you there!