Friday, 24 April 2015

IARC to host 10-week series of genealogy workshops

The Irish Ancestry Research Centre (IARC) in Limerick will be hosting another series of Genealogy Workshops in partnership with University of Limerick from Thursday 30 April.

The series includes ten workshops, each presented from 10:30am to 1pm (includes 20-minute break) on Thursdays in IARC's offices at 58 O’Connell Street, Limerick City.

It's designed to attract all levels of family historian, so you can choose to attend all the lectures in the series, or pick and choose the topic(s) in which you feel you most need to improve your knowledge.

These are the workshop topics:

Session  1  – Introduction to genealogy and Irish genealogical sources.
Session  2  – Census 1901 and 1911.
Session  3  – Primary (Griffith’s) Valuation and Tithe Applotments.
Session  4  – Software for genealogy.
Session  5  – Irish mapping from a genealogical perspective.
Session  6  – Building your Family Tree.
Session  7  – Introduction to 17th- and 18th-century sources.
Session  8  – The Registry of Deeds and Parliamentary Papers.
Session  9  – Using newspapers for genealogical research.
Session 10 – Codes and ethics in genealogy

The cost of each workshop session is €35, while the full 10-lecture series is €290. Group discounts are available.

Researchers who sign up for the full series of ten workshops and complete the course assessment will be awarded a 'CPE - Certificate in Family History' from the University of Limerick.

For more details, contact IARC on +353 61 207114 or email: