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Monday, 2 February 2015

Irish Genealogy talks at National Library this month

The full programme of the National Library of Ireland's Adult Learners’ Festival Genealogy Talks has now been released and is presented below.  A talk will be held each lunchtime from 23 to 27 February and there is one additional talk taking place in the evening. All of them will be presented by a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland. Note also the Open Forum which follows the Friday lunchtime lecture.

Lunchtime lectures – 1:05pm

Monday 23 February: Civil Registration in Ireland, with Steven Smyrl explaining how to access and interpret the records of the General Register Office.

Tuesday 24 February: Irish Census records, with Helen Kelly discussing the census returns and their value to family history beginners.

Wednesday 25 February: Using Church records, with Rosaleen Underwood who will look at Roman Catholic and Church of Ireland registers – where to find them and how to use them.

Thursday 26 February: Land records, with Joan Sharkey explaining how to use the Tithe Applotment Books, Griffith’s Valuation and Valuation office records.

Friday 27 February: Using the Internet for genealogical research. John Grenham looks at online family history records. This lecture will be followed by an Open Forum discussion with a panel of professional genealogists.

Evening lecture – 6:30pm

Wednesday 25 February: Tracing your 20th-Century Military Ancestors, with Nicola Morris explaining how to find your World War ancestors, as well as military records for the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. 

The talks are held as part of the Aontas Adult Learner's Festival and will be held at the National Library of Ireland in Kildare Street, Dublin 2. No booking is necessary and all are welcome.