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Monday, 11 January 2016

Patricia Moorhead appointed Emeritus Member of AGI

Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) has announced that its very first Emeritus Member is Patricia Moorhead.

Patricia Moorhead (right) with AGI colleagues Michael
Walsh and Máire Mac Conghail (AGI President)
Back in the 1990s, Pat Moorhead completed the Diploma in Local History at NUI Maynooth and the Certificate in Genealogy at University College Dublin, under the instruction of Sean Murphy. She took an active role in the Irish Genealogical Congress from 1994 and joined the committee of the Irish Family History Society in 1995.

As well as having a career as a professional genealogist, Pat devoted much time to researching a relative who was awarded the Victoria Cross. Many of her projects led to fascinating and extraordinary coincidences, and to lectures that captivated and entertained her listeners. Though retired, she intends to keep up contact with her colleagues by attending AGI events.

At AGI’s Annual General Meeting in December, a constitutional amendment was passed to allow the Council to confer emeritus status on members or associate members who have retired. The status is not automatic on retirement; it recognises a long and valued association with AGI.

The attached photograph shows Patricia Moorhead (right) with AGI colleagues Michael Walsh and Máire Mac Conghail (AGI President).